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45 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

Hmm. Haven’t done any of these.

I recall trying to do snow once, but it didn’t really work out.

 

Quite a while ago I bought a boxed set of assorted Gale Force 9 basing products to use when I might want some unique looking bases, some different material from what I usually use. One of them is for snow.

 

To be honest. I haven’t used any of them yet. :blush:

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

 

For Snow I have used Greenstuffworld Snow and enhanced it with AK Interactive Ice Sparkles, and a few drops of Vallejo Still Water for melted patches:

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/84171-yeti-77434-deadly-spring-by-glitterwolf/&tab=comments#comment-1782063

 

For sand I use Vallejo Sand Paste or fine modelling sand.

 

Paste in this case used for the sand of the seafloor.

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86584-03884-komodo-dragon-by-glitterwolf/

 

Fine sand:

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79568-grenadier-undead-rhino-captive-carrier-with-reaper-alahazra-by-glitterwolf/

 

Cracked Earth, I want to try the paste/or crackled paint stuff that's out there.

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

I have a little jar of fake snow that I mix with white glue.

 

I used to have some actual fine sand, but that stuff was a pain the tush. Now I usually just used grit medium and paint it vaguely sand coloured. 

 

I've only done cracked earth once, and I just sculpted cracks into greenstuff.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

Snow---haven't done it, I keep hearing that everything yellows over time...

Desert sand--fine modeling sand

Cracked Earth-haven't done it

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

 

For snow I have some artist light modeling paste that can be sculpted into drifts and then painted.  Other materials can be added on top once it dries if you want even more variety in the texture.

 

For sand I have artists pumice paste that is somewhat sculptable, so that can be used to create textures.  I also have some actual fine grain sand that can be added as well. 

 

For cracked earth I have crackle medium.  I use the clear version so I can paint it whatever color I want, or leave it and use it for ice.  For the base below I did the latter, painting the icy area with regular paint, applying the clear crackle medium, and then giving it a light drybrush of white.

 

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

Desert sand................... Sand!

Cracked Earth = the various crackle mediums sold by Vallejo and Scale 75

For snow I have recently been experimenting with a set of effects from a company called Krycell (No links, but just put "Precision ice and snow" into google).

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

For snow I use a mix, about half and half, of Vallejo water effects and woodland scenic snow flock.  

For cracked earth, I use cork, lightly drybrushed with light colors, with dry pigments added on top.  

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

 

Not much; i.e., I did have a mix of Woodland Scenics Snow & some forgotten manufacturer's slush that looked the part, but I hate snow & haven't done it in years. AND I never had occasion to do cracked earth.

My world may, at times, be creepy, but the weather is pleasant.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

 

Snow

Either some modeling snow flock or microballoons (stuff you can put into resin to make the final product lighter).

 

Desert Sand

I use some wood filler to make some small dunes/waves, then glue on fine sand over it. The wood filler can be unwieldy to use if it's started to dry out. Could also use greenstuff rolls to make the dunes/waves/humps.

 

Cracked Earth

Distress crackle paint medium, I use the clear kind (rock candy) and just prime and paint over. For a larger base, wood filler because it's cheaper; once it's dried drag a nail/something sharp through it to make cracks.

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I've never done snow bases. I'm not really a fan. The problem with snow bases are they either look really awesome, or just not so much. And I don't think I have the chops to pull off really awesome. Some day I'll need to challenge myself.

 

For sand I usually use some texture paste from Golden and mix in some fine ballast sand. You can also sculpt it with various texturing implements, but to me that seems like a lot of extra work.

 

For cracked earth I like cork. I've also got some crackle medium from one of the craft paint companies, but I've never ever been able to get it to work right. 

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

 

Snow: Sculpted white base, possibly with the addition of a bit of extra-fine clear frit (powdered glass) for sparkle. Be careful with frit; it's dangerous if mishandled.

 

Desert sand: Mostly just sculpted base. At our scale, sand wouldn't really show texture. For fine gravel, sand.

 

Cracked Earth: Same as lava except for color.

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On 6/26/2019 at 2:04 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Question 26th June

What is your method for creating water/swamp/liquid/lava?

 

6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

I've never done *any* basing, so the whole deal is pretty new to me. So these last two questions are interesting to me.

 

I'm considering getting a starter kit which would have samples of the most common items. Coloured dirt, grass/moss coloured flock, static grass, tufts, etc. And possibly acrylic texture/water mediums.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

For sand Woodland Scenics fine ballast, snow, baking soda.

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Liquitex Ceramic Stucco medium!!

 

...aaaand that's really it. 

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7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 27th.

What do you use for Snow/Desert Sand/Cracked Earth?

 

For snow, I brought a tub of Army Painter Snow Granules, but the couple of times I've used it, it didn't look very good, I suspect this is another thing I'm using wrong.

 

Never tried making bases of those other two types.

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