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PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug 2010 11:32 am 
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Does any one know what colour the rocky bit on the airfix d day gift set should be and should I paint the road and sandbags the acrylic sand colour? :help:

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I am not entirely sure what the base looks like, but if the rocky bit you refer to is some form of cliffs, then they were probably chalk/lime based and so should be painted white/cream/off white - Hu34, 121, 103, 147 - try to blend in different colours and get it patchy - rather than just one block of colour, also try a blend in some sand colour HU63.

I would of thought 'sand' Hu63 would be a bit extreme for sandbags - they may contain  sand but are made of a rough material such as Hessian and so HU93 or 94 might be better.

for the road, why not try a base coat of something like Hu29 followed by a scattering of dirt/dry soil or sand.

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The colour details of the made up example I did for Airfix on the rear of the box are as follows:

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IIRC I did a darker grey/brown wash on the rocky bits.
The access road was any mix of blended sandy/grey colours I used 2 or 3 painted on each other whilst drying, I think I used a bit of old sponge "speckle" each layer of paintg, followed by a drybrushing of 121.  
Sandbags being made of a hessian sackcloth I tend to paint with 83 or 72 and drybrush with a lightened version of the same colour or again 121.

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Thank you, I painted the shallow water blue. :oops:

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