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Moggy

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Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« on: October 05, 2020, 05:21:31 PM »
Hi All

Some of you may have realised from items you have seen or read on here about my liking for using mud/pva mix for basing and modelling..   Have now found another great item to use.

While making my jungle parts for laying on top of templates for MOCB I tried an experiment. Rather than mud/pva, then covering round this material used to hold the trees and stuff in why not go for the end product in one action. Flock mixed with PVA!   Making a sticky paste this is malleable enough to get into the right shape and still sticky enough to hold onto the already flocked surface.  It holds shape well and remains workable for quite a while if thick enough.

Wonder what will be next?


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Re: Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 07:52:57 PM »
That seems to work pretty well, Derek!

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Re: Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 10:01:16 PM »
Sounds good Derek.
Is the drying time very long?



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Re: Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 11:06:19 PM »
Looks great Derek, I have been looking at the Pacific theater for the first time this past weekend, and this might come handy for my jungles.

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Re: Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 08:04:32 AM »
Without diverting the topic too much.
The volcanic black ash type beach on Iwo Jima would look very strange on a wargames table. Would you do that or use a more popular sandy colour


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Re: Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 08:06:02 AM »
I've done the pva flock mix thing on a load ww2 bases. It dries overnight very hard.. i also wash matt varnish over it. In hindsight it's easier to stick and base up the figures as you go rather than stick them then later apply the compound. 
My ancients are getting the polyfiller sand and 2mm grass treatment though.

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Re: Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2020, 01:59:27 PM »
Without diverting the topic too much.
The volcanic black ash type beach on Iwo Jima would look very strange on a wargames table. Would you do that or use a more popular sandy colour


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If doing that sort of beach I think I would try it with the fine black grit for model railways. Yes, a yellowy sandy colour would be pretty but not right for the area. While I am not a purist I do like things to be for the right region. So no palm trees with Finish troops hiding behind them.  For that beach I don't think I would do a mixture of the grit and PVA though and rely more on coating the build up beach area then sprinkling on the top the same way I did with my rice paddies. Its a different effect once dried.

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Re: Mud, Mud Glorious mud and.....
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2020, 02:01:03 PM »
That or suggest the Marines invade a nicer beach. Have they thought of Cancun!


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