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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Making mud with plaster of paris
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United States
Joined: September 01, 2017
KitMaker: 39 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 01:35 AM UTC
I've heard some people use this to make some decent looking mud.

Anyone have a link to a video showing how to do this? or any hints of their own they'd like to share?

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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 01:42 AM UTC
Pretty easy really, instead of mixing with water like normal plaster, just mix in thinned Acrylic paint, colors of your choice. I prefer the types of Acrylic paints purchased at craft stores, but I've seen it done with brown shades of powdered tempera paints as well. Apply with an old brush or spatula. Be careful to make the mixture darker, as it will lighten when it dries. You can expereiment with small amounts until you are comfortable with the mixture.
VR, Russ
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: July 09, 2014
KitMaker: 314 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 01:47 AM UTC
I use this for all my bases. I used to add earth coloured paint to it but was using too much.now i use paint and coloured pigments. I pour the plaster, shaping it as needed. Very easy to work with. Great for sinking tanks in. Here is one of my latest bases

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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 02:15 AM UTC
i mix the plaster with water and cheap acrilyc pait but for add some more texture i add some fine sand
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 02:52 AM UTC
in my case, instead of using plaster I use Talcum Powder mixed with paint. I get very good results.
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: September 22, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 03:28 AM UTC
Im going to try it !
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United Kingdom
Joined: November 30, 2010
KitMaker: 126 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 05:28 PM UTC
5.00 onwards


When I make my mud I used Plaster and Cheap acrylic paint out of a tube with water, I also add loose leaf tea as it gives it body and texture, a bit of coffee granules does'nt go amiss either..

Then with stones pushed into it and some of that self adhesive grass tufts... voila..