18/10/2015 at 08:59 #32903BarksParticipant
I’m looking to make some bases painted as earth, then with some areas of snow. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for snow bases? In my FLGSs they’ve got Galeforce 9, 4Ground, and Noch snow effect flocking.
My blog: Wargaming with Barks18/10/2015 at 14:41 #32921
Carb soda with white glue rings a bell, white tile corking or gap filler would be my choice. Depends on how easily they can be applied for a particular situation, I think the (acrylic) gap filler should be easy enough for terrain if your dabbing a bit on the troops or vehicles then go for the carb (baking) soda.18/10/2015 at 14:59 #32923PaulParticipant
I recently did some snow bases on some Ion Age figs, and I really like how they turned out: I just mixed bicarbonate of soda, white glue, and some white paint (to stop the bicarb from yellowing) into a paste and applied it on top of the earth base with a sculpting tool.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!18/10/2015 at 19:36 #32947willzParticipant
Wood glue and Gale force snow, some white paint and winter grass.18/10/2015 at 19:38 #32948Katie LParticipant
Glass Microspheres. What’s it really used for? Adding to resin to make it lighter when you’re filling volumes while repairing or assembling fibreglass or cars or so on.
They don’t absorb moisture, odours or in fact anything else. They don’t change colour (indeed, they’re colourless, like ice crystals and only look white in bulk) and it’s chemically stable for any reasonable expectation of the survival of you, me and human civilisation…
And they come in big cheap buckets. Frankly one of these will last you and your friends for some time to come.
Mix it with combinations of water, thinner, white wood glue, acrylic medium, varnishes and white paint to get a whole range of snow effects.
Because you can mix it with things as well as pour it on “dry” to surfaces, you can very easily make dry crunchy snow, slush, runny snow, thin powdery coatings, the dusty stuff at the bottom of greatcoats, piled up snow, sparkly ice effects, footprints, icey looking stuff, dirty snow, mud/ice mixes, grass-poking-through snow… And it’s cheap enough you can afford to play with the effects.18/10/2015 at 20:07 #32949Mr. AverageParticipant19/10/2015 at 06:56 #32964
Well with all that to choose from Barks it sounds like your away.19/10/2015 at 10:11 #32970
@ Katie I was going to say microspheres aren’t much chop being a pretty dull colour but I saw you were using white paint. I thought of fumed glass which is brilliant white but quite dangerous if inhaled, perfectly safe once mixed in any liquid. I’ll try the micro spheres next time I’m in a position to borrow some.
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