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Funny green

Postby Beynac » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:34 am

Hello there,
I painted in "granny green" (it's the name of this colour) the small baseboard (Ø 460 mm) for my N/009/Gnine project but I'm not very happy with the result. Image So what should I do?
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Re: Funny green

Postby Lancastrian » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:47 am

If you are not happy with it, repaint it, using the same paint with a blob of black mixed in.

However most baseboards change as the layout is developed. I have always used the initial paint on the baseboard as a base coat because most if not all gets covered up.
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Re: Funny green

Postby Beynac » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:02 am

Lancastrian wrote:...repaint it, using the same paint with a blob of black mixed in.

Sounds good to me. Thanks.
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Re: Funny green

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:35 am

If I go out and scrape the grass off the ground it comes up light brown, so that's the colour I aim for before applying static grass, or flock. As I build up the surface from layers of brown paper postal sacks, pasted with diluted PVA, I often don't apply any paint at all. It makes producing foot worn bare patches or surfaces rutted by wheels easier.
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Re: Funny green

Postby Beynac » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:17 pm

Thanks for your advice Bufferstop. Very helpful as always.
Unfortunately SWMBO said: " I like it. Keep it !" :oops: She makes the law and runs my world. :mrgreen:
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Re: Funny green

Postby glencairn » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:30 pm

Beynac wrote:Unfortunately SWMBO said: " I like it. Keep it !" :oops: She makes the law and runs my world. :mrgreen:


Then give her the board to make her own layout. You start again.

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Re: Funny green

Postby Beynac » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:29 am

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But it doesn't work that way. :mrgreen:
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Re: Funny green

Postby Mountain » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:21 pm

You could add some green glitter and a light spraying of darker green. The glitter will give depth to the colour and the glistening could look like it has rained...
Ummm. Maybe easier to go for a darker green and add some scatter before it dries.
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Re: Funny green

Postby Beynac » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:32 am

Mountain wrote:Ummm. Maybe easier to go for a darker green and add some scatter before it dries.

Very good idea ! :D
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