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Historical miniature modeling of any size, scale, or subject.
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russ5281
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 04:30 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
About a year ago, I started a figure painting blog: http://theduckboardgazette.blogspot.com/
and have managed to update it yesterday. There arenít a whole lot of posts (busy with work and family), but am hoping post entries at least once a week if not more. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Russ Hammond
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hi Russ,

I just tried to post a comment about your drying of plants. I hit submit and it disappeared without posting.

I wrote;
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Last summer I tried preserving plants (roots) in glycerin. I too bought a bottle from the drugstore. It was also expensive and very diluted (And tinted with rose hips!); it did not hurt the plants but it didn't seem to help. I will try to get some pure glycerin from a florist.

Years ago at a model railroad show I acquired a formula for persevering plants by simmering them in a crock pot with a ratio of glycerin, water, and Rite dye. It worked great turning flowered golden rod into beautiful pine trees. I do not have the recipe now I think trial and error should be easy.

russ5281
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 07:22 PM UTC
Hi Frederick,
Thanks for the info. I've heard of warming the glycerine before, but not with the dye added to it. Sounds interesting, I think I'll give it a shot this spring.

Russ