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Woodland Scenics Snow
cyclones6
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 01:58 PM UTC
How is Woodland Scenics snow?
Is there a better product or technique that is better?

I want to make a diorama like this:
http://www.armedforces-int.com/images/projects/6/stryker3b.jpg
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 02:48 PM UTC
Woodland Scenic Snow is micro-balloons. It works very well for realistic, scale snow and should be fine to depict your scene.
Put down a wet coat of PVC glue and water to the places you want snow. Sprinkle the 'snow on (like it was really snowing). When dry, remove excess. Repeat this process till you achieve the depth and look of the snow. Think of a topographical map as you repeat the snow. Obviously you want some areas to have less and some to have more.

Use a mask as it is easy to inhale these small 'balloons' and they certainly can be an irritant if inhaled.


Cheers,
Charles
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 03:07 PM UTC
This is the stuff in use as CR said



Nice stuff I'd buy more when necessary. I've used it as sand too. apply the same way and then paint tan.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 03:53 PM UTC
I think it's the best snow product (for 1/35th, 54mm) on the market
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 03:55 PM UTC

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Woodland Scenic Snow is micro-balloons. It works very well for realistic, scale snow and should be fine to depict your scene.
Put down a wet coat of PVC glue and water to the places you want snow. Sprinkle the 'snow on (like it was really snowing). When dry, remove excess. Repeat this process till you achieve the depth and look of the snow. Think of a topographical map as you repeat the snow. Obviously you want some areas to have less and some to have more.

Use a mask as it is easy to inhale these small 'balloons' and they certainly can be an irritant if inhaled.


Cheers,
Charles


It's micro-balloons crap I didn't realize
cyclones6
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 12:55 AM UTC
Thanks guys

I'll try it