In a message on Sat, 29 Oct 2005 21:24:31 -0700, wrote :
LB> Robert Heller wrote:
LB> > Yes. I do this, particularly where the grass is going to be 'thin'
LB> > (eg dirt roads, paths, deep forest, etc.) or where I want more
LB> > 'texture' under the grass (or bushes, etc.). I 'paint' the surface
LB> > with a base earth color and then sprinkle on the earth colored foam
LB> > while the paint is still wet. Sometimes I toss on fine ballast or
LB> > talus for added texture. Later I follow up with more brown or start
LB> > with green foams (depending on what the scene needs), which I then
LB> > soak with 50-50 white glue/water.
LB> WARNING! I also did the bit of sprinkling earth colored foam over wet
LB> earth colored paint. Later I went back and added some more foam where
LB> needed using matte medium & water. Guess what? Two different colors.
LB> Seems the first batch soaked up some of the paint color which lightened it.
And how is this really a problem? In some ways it is realistic. I
guess it also matters what you use as a paint. I use Woodland Scenics
Earth Color on a Hydrocal surface. Also, I never leave the first layer
(in the wet paint) as the final layer. Something *always* goes on top
of it eventually.
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