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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-25-14, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default Applying Realistic Ice/Snow?

I recently started a snow-world themed Tau army, and I was wondering if anyone had a really good way of creating realistic basing effects for various wintery terrain.

I've always found achieving a powdery effect when applying basing snow. The last time I used basing snow I was pretty new to the hobby so maybe I was applying it wrong, but any tips would be great since I haven't tried it since. I use GW brand snow, but if anyone knows of anything better that would be great.

Also, I've never tried to achieve a slushy/icy effect on a base before, so if anyone knows of good materials and techniques for achieving that sort of thing, that would be super helpful!

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I have always just mixed some baking soda and PVA glue (white glue) together and applied it to the base.


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Interesting method, it definitely sounds a lot cheaper than using the GW stuff. The appearance of the snow that the 'Eavy Metal team is sort of what I'm after. Could it create the same, powdery sort of texture?

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It looked promising, however the video says it no longer exists when I clicked on it. Is that just my browser?

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It looked promising, however the video says it no longer exists when I clicked on it. Is that just my browser?
my bad I should have checked the vid before posting xd
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Baking soda and PVA glue may turn yellow with time.

Clear varnish is better.

Some ideas how create icicles:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/20...e-icicles.html
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Very cool idea :o I hadn't considered icicles. Thanks for the link I'll try this method out.

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I personally use crushed glass mixed with water effects, both of which are sold in a bundle by Secret Weapon miniatures. Perfect for slushy, sparkling wet snow.
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