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MUD. new base 1/35
HONEYCUT
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 01:06 AM UTC
Hi there
Well this is yet another example of my rendition of mud... This time set in a grassy field that has a furrow that has held the water of recent rains and has turned into a bit of a bog for a company of M4s in late 1944, in the push to the Rhine.
A quick photo montage of the creation...



























I used a wood filler powder for the base and mud, and poured resin for the water. The water/puddle has since had a new final resin layer added and the grasses have been blended a little more... More gloss needs to be added to the churned mud to give the overall feel of a sodden ground, but this is a delicate tightrope to walk...
Let me know your thoughts or if you have any questions, fire away!
Brad
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 01:11 AM UTC
Looks very good. Awesome.
DogEgg
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 02:32 AM UTC
Fantastic! It looks suitably cloying and sticky. What did you use for the grasses?
adisak
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Chiang Mai, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: January 23, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 02:47 AM UTC
excellent be beautiful works very much mud earth very truthfully you are an artist

adisak
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 04:07 AM UTC
Always Excellent mud effects Brad, may I call you the King of Mud?
meaty_hellhound
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 04:20 AM UTC
great job, the only time telling someone their work is "sloppy" actually means how fantastic it turned out thanks for sharing buddy. cheer, mh.
russamotto
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 06:44 AM UTC
Looks terrific. You need to do a more comprehensive SBS for those of us who are slower on the uptake.
thanan
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: March 15, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:44 PM UTC
realistic works. good texture of mud surface and throughly of weathering paint. you are skillful of making this its look real. thank you for sharing yours nice work "Honeycut".
Plasticbattle
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Donegal, Ireland
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 01:05 PM UTC
Most excellent Brad. Great effect ... very realistic.
Do you have any problems when it hardens .... does it shrink much, making the tank placement problematic?
HONEYCUT
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 11:52 PM UTC
Thansk for looking Jon, Richard, Adisak, Russ Prasert and Frank...

Richard, the grasses are al Heki. Not necessarily deliberate, but all I had lying around! There is a mix of both winter an Autumn grasses methinks. There is also another type which is like a grass mat that has static grass affixed to a fibre backing. This can be stretched to intersperse the static gras at differing thicknesses and shape.
Frank, this stuff does not shrink at all. I have had no problems to this point. The resin however needs to be carefully managed...


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Always Excellent mud effects Brad, may I call you the King of Mud?



Whatever sticks J-B

Brad
PaulC
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 09:16 PM UTC
My God! i have never seen any ground work like this! anywhere! it's amazing what you have done.
do you have any more progress pics?
i keep these photos bookmarked for the wee project i am working on. if it turns out half as good as yours then i will be pleased
good work
HEINE-07
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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 05:00 PM UTC
Dang! That is really Ka-oool!