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NathanS
13-12-2009, 05:43 PM
What is the easiest and most effective way to base a mini with snow flock and make it look real.
I am doing a partial gravel slash snow base any help would be awesome and much appreciated.

Inquisitor Alex
13-12-2009, 05:49 PM
Not gw's wierd fibreglass snow. I hate it. You can hardly see it unless you do five or six layers with glue or polyfilla in between. I've heard baking soda is good, or if you want to stick to proper "base texture" stuff, try these guys.

http://www.woodlandscenics.com/

NathanS
13-12-2009, 05:53 PM
That is the company that makes the snow flock I have. Just trying to make it look better.

Consadine
13-12-2009, 05:57 PM
Here's some stuff (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=&categoryId=&section=&pIndex=0&aId=4400036a&start=1)from GW on different effects/techniques. Very useful, which is shocking for their new website. Just use PVA + baking soda instead of their snow flock and you're good.

I use baking soda and PVA. Mix up some slush, then add baking soda on top of it for a "fresh" effect, leaving the edges looking partly melted.

Hephesto
13-12-2009, 06:03 PM
Trust me on this one GW scatter with glue does not make for a snow-like texture. More of a cheap wallfiller ;)

NathanS
13-12-2009, 06:07 PM
I have the woodland scenics snow flock. I always just brushed glue down on the base and flocked but it comes out flat was trying to thicken it up some make it look like several inches has fallen over the night.

Consadine
13-12-2009, 06:08 PM
I have the woodland scenics snow flock. I always just brushed glue down on the base and flocked but it comes out flat was trying to thicken it up some make it look like several inches has fallen over the night.

Do several layers. That should do the trick.

NathanS
13-12-2009, 10:39 PM
Applying some white to the snow after it dried actually looks pretty decent. Believe it or not.

Tallarn
13-12-2009, 10:53 PM
castus has a great way of doing it in his macragge PDF wip thread...

Skrall
13-12-2009, 10:54 PM
the best way is actully to use Baking powder. its white, with pva it makes awesome 'fresh' snow, but the polyfiller approach is good for ice/snow.

hawke

NathanS
13-12-2009, 10:58 PM
Tallarn you are a walking Astro Directory you know that? Everything on this site you can point out with no hesitation.

Tallarn
13-12-2009, 11:53 PM
Tallarn you are a walking Astro Directory you know that? Everything on this site you can point out with no hesitation.

Ice is the only thing that scares the sand man, I take note of its location!

v1pera
14-12-2009, 12:57 PM
I found this from a finnish website:

http://i47.tinypic.com/2mi5atu.jpg


Mix Liquitex acrylic gloss medium, water and Andrea and Deluxe Materials snow powders
The more gloss and water you mix, the more slush-y it looks like.

Finish it with a wash of the gloss medium and water to the edges of the snow.

Hope it helps :happy: