1⁄35Building a Ruined Farm House
Ruined Farm House
Here we go...What was supposed to be just a simple test of new diorama building techniques, is turning into an actual diorama. What you will see here are steps (most of them) I have taken to create my latest diorama. I don't have a title yet so for now this will be know as the Ruined House project even though there isn't much of a house here. I am going to give you a step-by-step recount of materials, techniques and tips I used in this project. Here we go...
here is the wall...I started out with a square piece of a 3/8 inch blue board. Blue board is very similar to Sheetrock (a.k.a. plaster board or gypsum board) and it is used to build walls in places that deal with moisture, i.e. bathrooms. In order to use the blue board, I had to prep it first. I soaked it in warm water for about 15 minutes and then gently removed paper backing from both sided of the board. While it was still damp I scribed individual stones and hacked the big hole you will see in the middle of it. I then let it sit for a couple of days so that it could dry thoroughly. When it dried I painted it with acrylic paints to give it that stone block look. I gave it a base coat of charcoal, followed by stone grey in various shades, followed by dry brushing of cream and light brown colors. I again let it rest so that paint could dry.
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