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Lichens & Moss
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:58 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the Lichens & Moss product from LifeColor.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 02:34 PM UTC
What a great looking set there Darren!! This could have many applications on my bench...LOL!! Thanks for the review!!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 05:57 PM UTC
Thank you Todd.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:21 PM UTC
Looks like cool stuff! I'll be adding this to the wish list for future reference. Thanks for the review!
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 01:45 AM UTC
Darren, Great presentaion! I want a set of this - I love moss, lichens, slimes, molds, and enjoy using them on my models. The possibilities for this set is endless.
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 01:58 AM UTC
Hmmmm...looks like the same products by Woodland Scenics only in smaller quantities.
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 02:02 AM UTC
nice products!
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 04:59 AM UTC
I am very impressed by this company and all of its' stuff so far. I will have to check this out for sure.
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:36 AM UTC
Thank you all for your comments. For my first outing with this product from LifeColor, I was very impressed with how easy it is to use and i assume my results will get better the more I use it. I particularly liked the result with the lighter colours.
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 06:26 PM UTC

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Hmmmm...looks like the same products by Woodland Scenics only in smaller quantities.



Exactly, Woodland Scenics or similar railroad hobby stuff. I used some yesterday for exactly that purpose.
If you happen to own one colour (green in my case, just mix it with suitable pigments to get other variations. For instance I like using MIG's olive green pigment to make it darker or any Sand and earth coloured pigment to lighten it up. Add some Cork dust or fine sifted earth and sand to any of those mixes (or grass fibers) and you change again.
Instead of "Fixer fluid", dampen you surface with a diluted water/white glue mix and apply your mix with an old brush, simply with the fingers or just trickle it over.
If you use the wood glue pure or mix it with earth, the base cover is already thicker and you ill be able to simulate a thicker moss coverage.
You know that adding pigments pure, either dry or diluted with isopropanol is good enough to make very fine moss.

This is all fun and not limited to a 6 bottle £17.5 set!

Thanks Darren for the review.

Claude