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Brad James09/06/2008 03:35:00
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Jason Ozee wrote (see)
Brad ...  Have you finished this diorama?  I know it's been a while.


Thanks Jason, but this diorama base has been misplaced in a house move, so need to construct one from scratch... I have plans to make another quite soon though, and have discussed some rough plans here on MilMod a couple of weeks ago...

Cheers

Brad 

Jason Ozee09/06/2008 03:41:00
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That's too bad.  The realism is fantastic.
chippy09/06/2008 21:15:00
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try using undercaot plaster or floor tile adhesive the type you have to mix your self , not the the ready mixed . I've found both these give a good mud like apperance . If you wish to have a wet look just give a coat of gloss varnish

chippy

razorboy09/06/2008 23:45:00
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Celluclay, Celluclay, Celluclay ........... You would think I worked for 'em. I don't but I sure love the stuff! Mix your color of choice right in with the water. If you need it looking "wet", clear gloss it after it dries. rb
Jason Ozee09/07/2008 22:56:00
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Celluclay, Celluclay, Celluclay ........... You would think I worked for 'em. I don't but I sure love the stuff! Mix your color of choice right in with the water. If you need it looking "wet", clear gloss it after it dries. rb

I tried celluclay as mud for the treads on my KV-2 and it looked like paper pulp and didn't seem to be very manageable at a small scale. I panicked and started scrapping it off! Any suggestions on how to go about this?
Alan Mckenzie10/07/2008 00:44:00
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Hi

I think it's important in case people forget that this being a worldwide forum not all products are available in every country or called the same thing.

They may well have a suitable alternative or a product exactly the same but known by a different brand name or description.

I didn't think Celluclay was available in the UK to be honest but a quick Google revealed that you can get it, although it seemed quite expensive. Maybe it was the quantity

UK Celluclay source

I wish Durham's Water Putty was available in the UK, but I think Polyfilla is probably our nearest equivalent here. Available in various forms the powder version mixed with water would I'm sure allow for colourants to be added such as a tube of cheap acrylic paint from somewhere like The Works to create the mud and earth colours.

Durham's Water Putty

Polyfilla

All the best

Alan

Jason Ozee10/07/2008 01:08:00
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Alan,

I'm in the States and if I remember correctly it runs about 5$/pound.  I'll have a look at the other products, thanks. 

 Anyone have any recommendations for using celluclay for mud on treads?  How to apply to get the mud look?  I'm not going for a heavily muddied look, just a bit of dirt and grime.

Alan Mckenzie10/07/2008 01:19:00
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Hi Jason

From what I've read about Celluclay it's like a refined paper mache and I would not have thought the best thing to use for simulating mud etc. as you propose. Have a look at Marevic's blog on his Stug. He gets a great mud effect and I think you could do the same, just reduce the amount if you just want only a lightly muded tank.

Marevic's Stug Build

Scroll down to near the page bottom. I think its an excellent representation. Jurgen describes what he used etc.

Hope it helps.

Alan

Nick Brown10/07/2008 09:50:00
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Another good but cheap 1 is buy some ready bagged top soil from a local garden centre, mix it with pva and water, add your paint/pigment colour, and thisworks a treat too

John Donnelly11/07/2008 20:16:00
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Brad, love the effect you got there, particularly with the muddy puddles, definately something I'm aiming for on my next dio.

John

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