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Discuss color mixing techniques, and tell how to use them here.
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| July 30, 2014, 7:10 am
Dark tan and olive green look good together, if you properly. Dark brown and dark green look incredible together. Brown, green, and tan look good for a landscape as well
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| July 30, 2014, 8:08 am
Brown + Dk brown + Dk tan + Dk red

Dk Orange + Olive
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| July 30, 2014, 8:51 am
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For stone work, to good colors to mix in are olive green, and dark tan.

Dark Tan: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=393294&id=/user_images/108963/14062523211

Olive Green: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=392388&id=/user_images/105467/1405187793m
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| July 30, 2014, 8:54 am
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Quoting Thomas B.
For stone work, to good colors to mix in are olive green, and dark tan.

Yes, definitely, but you have to be careful not to go overboard with it. A little here and there is enough.

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| July 30, 2014, 9:34 am
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
Yes, definitely, but you have to be careful not to go overboard with it. A little here and there is enough.

Yup...
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| July 30, 2014, 9:36 am
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Quoting ~ Brick
Dark tan and olive green look good together, if you properly. Dark brown and dark green look incredible together. Brown, green, and tan look good for a landscape as well

Green and dark tan is good for an incredibly b0ring landscape...
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| July 30, 2014, 10:04 am
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Quoting Thomas B.
For stone work, to good colors to mix in are olive green, and dark tan.

Dark Tan: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=393294&id=/user_images/108963/14062523211

Olive Green: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=392388&id=/user_images/105467/1405187793m

I personally prefer sand green or dark green over olive green.
Dark tan is good, but it's easy to use it poorly (too close to dark grey, for instance) and make it look bad: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=383215&id=/user_images/84200/1394405923m
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| July 30, 2014, 10:07 am
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Here's two mixes that I like for landscapes:

1. Dark green, dark brown, brown (sand green optional)

2. Dark green, dark orange

And for whitewash:

In order of amount used, most to least:

White
Tan
Light grey
Dark tan
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| July 30, 2014, 10:09 am
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I struggle to find a way to mix light green with green for a grassy landscape...
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| July 30, 2014, 10:39 am
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Quoting Thomas B.
I struggle to find a way to mix light green with green for a grassy landscape...

Lime green + any shade of green looks bad. Use either bright green or sand green.
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| July 30, 2014, 11:16 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Green and dark tan is good for an incredibly b0ring landscape...
Green and dark tan can look fantastic when mixes with other elements. http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=386433&id=/user_images/84200/1397938252m
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| July 30, 2014, 11:24 am
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Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Halhi 141
Green and dark tan is good for an incredibly b0ring landscape...
Green and dark tan can look fantastic when mixes with other elements. http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=386433&id=/user_images/84200/1397938252m
Still it's kinda boring, it doesn't give off much mood or style. It's good if you don't have much sand green or dark green though.

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| July 30, 2014, 11:32 am
I have a long list of stonework combinations in the wall thread. I spent about half an hour compiling them and finding examples.
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| July 30, 2014, 9:07 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Halhi 141
Green and dark tan is good for an incredibly b0ring landscape...
Green and dark tan can look fantastic when mixes with other elements. http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=386433&id=/user_images/84200/1397938252m
Still it's kinda boring, it doesn't give off much mood or style. It's good if you don't have much sand green or dark green though.

Speaking of boring, I was wondering if you could give me some tips on working in just grey. I know your a judge and all (for my Osgiliath MOC) but if you don't mind :)
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| August 1, 2014, 7:12 am
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I think olive green and dark gray go good together.
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| August 1, 2014, 10:32 am
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Quoting Timothy Post
I think olive green and dark gray go good together.

I think olive green goes better with light bley...
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| August 1, 2014, 6:54 pm
Can't mess with a classic like Old Light and Dark Gray. I mean I know it's nothing too special but if you just stick to those two colors throughout your entire build, there's something nice about it looking all old and beaten up.
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/266342
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/369055
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/249352
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/226733

Dark Bluish Gray under Red, Dark Red, and Tan is also a favorite of mine.
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/285743
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| August 2, 2014, 4:14 am
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
Can't mess with a classic like Old Light and Dark Gray. I mean I know it's nothing too special but if you just stick to those two colors throughout your entire build, there's something nice about it looking all old and beaten up.
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/266342
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/369055
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/249352
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/226733

Dark Bluish Gray under Red, Dark Red, and Tan is also a favorite of mine.
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/285743

Dark tan and light bley also is good for slightly worn sci-fi buildings:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/393409
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| August 2, 2014, 9:39 am
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
Dark Bluish Gray under Red, Dark Red, and Tan is also a favorite of mine.
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/285743

Yeah. IMO, that looks a bit messy, though. The colors certainly go well together, but there are just too many of them! I think for something like that, three colors can work well, but four is too many.
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| August 2, 2014, 9:40 am
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Quoting Thomas B.
I think olive green goes better with light bley...

Neither of you are correct.

Color mixing with green shades other than regular green/bright green:

With tan/dark tan/maybe dark orange=olive green

With dark grey/brown/dark brown= dark green

With light grey/regular green/most colors=sand green
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| August 2, 2014, 9:42 am
What on Earth is bley? A Blue and grey cross?
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| August 2, 2014, 9:45 am
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Quoting Sam the first
What on Earth is bley? A Blue and grey cross?

Stone grey - every shade of grey 2004 has a slight bluish hue, so it's referred to as bluish grey or bley.
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| August 2, 2014, 9:49 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Stone grey - every shade of grey 2004 has a slight bluish hue, so it's referred to as bluish grey or bley.

Oh. I suppose it does. Thanks!
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| August 2, 2014, 9:50 am
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Quoting Sam the first
What on Earth is bley? A Blue and grey cross?

http://ramblesoforange.wordpress.com/lego-glossary/#Bley
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| August 2, 2014, 11:49 am
Quoting Kevin Moyer
Yeah. IMO, that looks a bit messy, though. The colors certainly go well together, but there are just too many of them! I think for something like that, three colors can work well, but four is too many.

Nah, I feel like that is a perfectly fine amount. Breaking the boundries of trying to keep everything within 3 colors is boring.
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| August 2, 2014, 8:01 pm
I've never liked the term "Bley" or the fact that GRAY has become "Grey". Gross. It's Gray and if it's from 2004 or after it's Blusih Gray.
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| August 2, 2014, 8:03 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
Nah, I feel like that is a perfectly fine amount. Breaking the boundries of trying to keep everything within 3 colors is boring.

I actually agree with Kevin on that one, maybe it's just the way they're arranged kinda randomly, but it looks very messy.
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| August 2, 2014, 9:40 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I actually agree with Kevin on that one, maybe it's just the way they're arranged kinda randomly, but it looks very messy.

I was wondering if you could give me some tips on working in Greyscale with stone work and such.
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| August 2, 2014, 9:47 pm
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Quoting The Dunedain98
I was wondering if you could give me some tips on working in Greyscale with stone work and such.

Uh...to be honest I'm not good at giving advice on stonework, and I wasn't especially happy with my last attempt. Read through Gilbert's tutorial in the Walls Discussion and look at Luke Watkins' work and try to imitate that sort of style. I use less round pieces and more colors than he does, but otherwise my style of stonework is pretty much copying his...
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| August 2, 2014, 11:40 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Uh...to be honest I'm not good at giving advice on stonework, and I wasn't especially happy with my last attempt. Read through Gilbert's tutorial in the Walls Discussion and look at Luke Watkins' work and try to imitate that sort of style. I use less round pieces and more colors than he does, but otherwise my style of stonework is pretty much copying his...

All right, thanks!
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| August 3, 2014, 8:45 am
Here's a bit of color-mixing advice-

Know what you're building. With rockwork you can scatter in other colors based on the environment: beige for desert stones or on a sandy beach, greens for rocks in jungle or woodland, or other combinations. Small hints of black can even be used to darken those creepy cave scenes. Whatever you do, make sure it fits the surroundings. That's the rule.
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| August 3, 2014, 9:50 am
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I tried mixing dark red/maroon with dark tan, and here's how it turned out: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/406357
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| February 10, 2015, 4:39 pm
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