Pebbledashing in 4mm

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Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby Richard Oldfield » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:49 am

Hi,

I'm in the midst of building a 4mm scale model of the old Post Office at Mostyn.

Has anyone got any ideas/suggestions as to how to replicate pebbledashing, preferably by painting/coating?

Cheers,
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Re: Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby metro » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:20 pm

are house is Dashed the stones are between 5mm & 10mm in size so scaled down 0.066666 to 0.1333333 mm the wall woud be all but smooth

could you use very fine sand & add other shades of sand
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Re: Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby Wally » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:44 pm

It may sound an unconventional (and messy) approach but apply DAS compound to the wall surface, not by the normal pressing or rolling method but by working it on as a slurry diluting with a 50 / 50 P V A and water mix using the No 1 finger tool!

When it dries (eventually) you get a rough cast appearance which can be coloured to represent pebble dash or flint wall surfaces.

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Re: Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby Philip Sutton » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:33 pm

Hi Rich

I've successfully used these 'effects' sprays in the past, notably the suede (fine) and stone (course)

http://www.plasti-kote.co.uk/Products_l ... ode---3620

Could be useful if the colour is correct. Was the original surfaced whitewashed?

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Re: Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby Richard Oldfield » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Hi chaps,

Thanks to everyone so far for their ideas. Other suggestions have included gluing on very fine sandpaper and also experimenting with gesso.

I'll try and upload an image of the real building so people can get an idea of the desired finish.

Cheers,
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Re: Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby Jim S-W » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:27 pm

Hi richard

Suedecote is a bit fine for pebbledash but good for concrete and Tarmac

Image

Rustolem do a textured paint that is rougher and games workshop ruffcote rougher still.

If you don't want a spray blow ground white pepper across wet paint.

Hth

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Re: Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby Richard Oldfield » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:25 am

Hi Jim,

I'd have to agree that you have achieved a very nice effect - too fine for pebbledashing but superb as regards cast concrete. How did you colour it?

Cheers,
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Re: Pebbledashing in 4mm

Postby Jim S-W » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:12 am

Hi Richard

It's just the standard tan colour with thin washes of dirt colour (humbrol enamels)

Cheers

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