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Making mud for dioramas

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Stephen Morgan 221/10/2012 17:06:06
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Can someone please explain the best ways to produce authentic looking mud for dios

Johnny Gers21/10/2012 17:09:13
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Hi Stephen. I use artist oil paints when I do it. Takes a while to dry. Also welcome to military modelling.


Alan Mckenzie21/10/2012 17:17:20
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Hi Stephen

Have a look here, one of the best renditions in my opinion.

Making Mud

Hope its of some help.


Andy Claesens21/10/2012 17:24:39
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Welcome to MilMod Stephen,

This is just one of the examples of mixes I use. Tile grout mixed with acrylic paints, pva and water.

Tam KT tracks & mud (4).JPG

Tam KT tracks & mud (12).JPG

Additionally in some other mixes I have used real earth, emulsion paint,

M48 Mud stg 2

AC1 Mud 7

polyfilla and even cocoa powder. The trick is to experiment a bit and find something you like working with.


Malcolm Shaw21/10/2012 17:34:01
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You could also use the small tester paint pots that are available in DIY stores to colour the grout mix.

More paint for less money.

I also add some wood glue to the mix.


Stephen Morgan 221/10/2012 17:36:50
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Thanks guys for the welcome and help, I'll use these very useful tips in the dio I'm currently doing, thanks a lot

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