Started on the dockside weathering today to try and make the plain painted balsa look a little more like concrete and a little less like, well painted balsa!
Firstly I wanted to mark out the tide lines. 3no 5mm bands would allow for different colour banding on the base of the Dock wall.
Then the concrete bays were added with black liner pen.
(black lining on the Docks)
(the three tide bands marked on in pencil)
The first colour to go on was a well watered down black base layer having first reviewed a few concrete Dock photos.
(watery Black first tide line.)
Following that a watered down brown then green layer were also added
I then added a load of rust colours around the concrete and over the linings to distress it all a bit.
(tide marks complete and plenty of rusty streaks. Hopefully I haven't overdone it and my Linkspan structure won't be condemned with concrete cancer!)
Having done that I did a bit of rusty distressing on the concrete over bridge that was looking a bit too neat.
Here are some images below showing the current state of play
(nearly ready for water)
I want to do some more Indian ink distressing but generally happy with the result so far
Thanks for reading