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Soil effect

Posted by Traveller1865 on 24 Apr 2017, 19:34

Is there any cheaper alternative to Tamiyas texture soil effect or method to easily make your own? I need a lot and one bottle is quite expensive...
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Apr 2017, 19:43

Take some spackle and work it with a wet toothbrush to get the soil-like texture. Then, when it dries, paint it mud-colored with cheap acrylics and drybrush with a lighter color to pop out the details.
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Posted by mickey mouse on 24 Apr 2017, 22:35

You can try bird sand with white glue, and paint it after a coat of flat varnish.
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Posted by Kekso on 25 Apr 2017, 08:33

Or you can try real soil mixed white glue. Recently, I've read here on forum that someone uses soil for flowers and plants that can be bought in supermarkets. It seems like nice idea to me.
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Posted by dykio on 25 Apr 2017, 08:44

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Posted by matgc on 22 Jun 2017, 15:42

I use a very cheap solution: real soil! (what can possibly look more realistic than that, right?!)

I did a tutorial on my blog a while ago, you might want to take a look:

http://myevergrowingarmies.blogspot.com ... -mine.html

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 22 Jun 2017, 16:18

Great tutorial, thanks for linking.
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Posted by Emperor on 22 Jun 2017, 23:03

You can take some sand, take PVA glue on surface, sprinke sand and when it dry you just paint vallejo brown color. Or you can mix sand, PVA glue and brown color and paint with mixture over areas where you want soil.
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Posted by Emperor on 22 Jun 2017, 23:03

You can take some sand, take PVA glue on surface, sprinke sand and when it dry you just paint vallejo brown color. Or you can mix sand, PVA glue and brown color and paint with mixture over areas where you want soil.
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