Some of you will be aware that I have sculpted these additions to this range, there are now cobbled road and granite sett bases available in two sizes designed to be used with the range of carts and wagons. They come in 100mm x 50mm and 120mm x 50mm versions at the very reasonable price of £2.40 and £2.60 respectively.
So I thought I would give you a heads up on how easy these are to paint and finish from scratch. One of the major considerations I gave when sculpting these was the ability for anyone to finish them and get results similar to what I produced with the Hansom cab display above, so I spent extra time and gave a good degree of relief around the individual stones to make the finishing a lot easier.
I will begin with standard grey coloured granite setts. The example above is a very light granite but serves it purpose for the tutorial, just remember that you can go darker than this example.
I started with a good solid Black undercoat.
This finish takes very little time to achieve due to the definition on the base to begin with.
Ok so now you want to be a little different and do your setts in a different colour in this case browns and reds, well thats no problem either. You can use exactly the same technique as I will demonstrate next for stone cobbles.
Again we start with our black undercoat but this time the first step is to give a wash of bleached bone diluted 75/25 paint to water and apply over the entire base.
The process for the Setts is exactly the same just using a different colour palette and you will achieve this look
Now for our final piece of stone work I will look at flint type cobbles
As you can see there is a range of colours from dark grey to off white and they look kind off powder dry.