Stargate { the MOVIE } coverstones...

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  1. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Ok, not sure where to post this so I'll try here.... :confused

    I am making a scaled DOWN version of the coverstones from
    the Starget Movie and I was curious if anyone here had a good
    way to simulate a " stony " look on styrene ? I have most of the
    lines scribes and I'm doing some raised " glyphs " for the gate
    address but I am not certain on how to get a stone texture ?
    I mean, it obviously won't be anything grand as I am only doing
    this at a foot across, but still I don't beleive it would look
    totally " FLAT " in apperance ?

    Any help ?

    :D
     
  2. xeno

    xeno Well-Known Member

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    I use Humbrol model paints and don't mix the jar,
    just use the goo on the bottom and make stamping motions (don't know
    how to translate it) with a cut of round brush, this way you can make a
    structure, that can be drybrushed and dirtyed up.

    Xeno
     
  3. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Michael's, Lowe's, and probably other places, carry a spray paint that give a stone-like texture. You might give that a try.
     
  4. dropshipbob

    dropshipbob Sr Member

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    In the paint section of most hobby stores they sell stuff you can add to acrylic paint to create textures. One of these is a sandy type texture. Either lay it down on it's own, or mix it with whatever colors you like and spackle it on.

    A cheaper method is using regualr sand and adding that to your paint till you get the desired strength of texture. Need an easy sand hook-up? Find yourself a playground with a sandbox, just be carefull as you may find "other" material buired in it, like used bandaids, cigarette butts or even cat *.
     
  5. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    dont know if you need any more reference or not, but maybe these will help :)

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    and i dont know if it would translate well or not to the smaller scale, but the real stones are just covered in stucco, or a stucco like material.

    -Jeff
     
  6. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Wow, thanks for the help guys . :D

    And very cool looking images...
    Yup, that's what I was looking at. I think even at a small
    as scale as I'm at { foot across } that you would still see some of
    that really " beat up " looking stone texturing...

    I'll look into that stuff at Home Depot. I thought about it
    myself but I wasn't too sure if it would work as I kinda' figured that
    it would be " TOO STONEY " looking at the sclae I'm working at..

    If THAT makes any sense . :p

    Again, THANKS and I'll be trying some different ideas out
    this weekend .

    :thumbsup
     
  7. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    youre welcome... if you want, i can take some better pics of the 3 stones i have

    -Jeff
     
  8. xeno

    xeno Well-Known Member

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    yes yes please do Jeff :)

    Xeno



     
  9. 8 perf

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    If you are going to try for the "real" sand effect, I would suggest NOT using real sand. It will not be to scale. While you are in Michaels/ A.C. Moore/ hobby shop, look for the casting kits to make your own sand sculptures. I think thats what they call them. The stuff they pour into the little glass jars to make colorful layerd sand "thingies". :) You may even find one that is the right color.
    I would start by carving all of your details a little larger and deeper than needed into the styrene. Base coat the styrene pieces with a color close to what you want to end up with. If you use the sand, brush on a nice coat of white glue, try 3 to 1 with water if needed. Pour your sand onto the piece. Dont wory about too much, you can always dump it off.
    After all is dry, you can "brush" off any thick areas that don't work for you and then clear coat the whole piece to hold it all in place. A dull coat afterwards should bring back the weathered look you need.

    If it all totally sucks, soak it in water and it should all come off. :)
     
  10. darcjedi

    darcjedi Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    sorry it took me so long to post these, i forgot to get the pics out of my camera until now. i could only get pics of two of them, the third one is at the back of my garage, and i couldnt get to it right now.

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