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#141 mattknepley

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:30 PM

Nice! Glad to see ya rollin' ahead with this again.I still can't believe the layering you got with the "rocks"!
Matt Knepley
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#142 Chasmodes

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 02:14 PM

Thanks Matt.  Yeah, it feels good to get it going again.  


Kevin Wilson


#143 Chasmodes

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Posted Today, 01:30 PM

I have a question for you guys...  I'm going to post a pic here of the middle section again so you don't have to go back and look.  This has the first layer of Drylok gray color painted on.  My next steps are to add various colors so that it looks more realistic and matches our local riverside cliffs.  My question is about shading... I see in other faux foam wall builds, be it for aquaria or model train scapes, that the DIYers paint their colors and highlights first, then go back and paint shading by using dark, watered down paint in a spray bottle and let the dark stuff run into the cracks and crevices and run off the surface.  It seems effective.  But, I was looking at this picture and wondered if I need to do that.  It appears to me that my cracks and crevices seem pretty distinct, and am wondering if I need to do a step like that to begin with.  What do you think?

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#144 9darlingcalvi

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Posted Today, 05:20 PM

The cracks and all the crevices look great! I like the natural shadow the foam sections make also


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