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Gallo-Roman Temple

Posted by Santi Pérez on 08 Dec 2019, 17:48

Great progress, sberry, and fantastic pictures too. :love:

Go on with the work, the result is getting better and better. :thumbup:

Congratulations.

Santi.
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Santi Pérez  Spain
 
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Posted by Egbert on 10 Dec 2019, 08:23

This will be once again one of your wonderful dios... :-D
I hope to see soon more of the whole Scene.
Please hurry ... I am very curious. :P

sberry wrote:And I have made a first experiment with the snow that will be applied as the final layer when everything else is finished. Image


For the design of winter landscapes,
I myself have good experiences made with sifted plaster and soda
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Posted by sberry on 10 Dec 2019, 16:29

Thank you Santi Pérez and Egbert!

Egbert wrote:For the design of winter landscapes,
I myself have good experiences made with sifted plaster and soda


I think I remember that you wrote about this recipe somewhere, is there link to one of your dioramas where you used it? The question that puzzles me is: how do you fix the mixture on the terrain?
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Posted by Graeme on 10 Dec 2019, 16:56

I'm sure the snow will work out fine but the dio looks fabulous ads it is.
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Posted by sberry on 12 Dec 2019, 16:39

I had some struggles with the snow, but right now I am taking the photos of the finished diorama.

My original plan was to fix the snow on the terrain, the roof etc. with a mixture of diluted white glue and white paint. But this mixture interacted with the snow differently on the various surfaces, giving different textures in different places, which really looked awkward.

Even worse, one of the static gras materials turned out to be not waterproof: the diffusing dye gave the snow a terrible looking yellow-greenish hue from below. That would have been nice for a SciFi or horror scene with spilled toxic waste, alien goo or the like. But for my innocent Roman era piece it was utterly undesirable.

So I had to return to the cheap and unsophisticated solution: just sprinkle the whole scene with dry snow powder and leave it that way. Perhaps I will later try to fix it with spray varnish, but first I need to have a usable photo series!
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