Sunday, September 12, 2010

Snow diorama painting test

After my kids has helped me with covering the hill side with newspaper mache... I then did some Tissue paper mache and applied my usual Sand+wood glue mixture. After letting the mache and the sand mixture dry overnight, I then tried to simulate snow with painting.

I do not want a white hill side, I want to show some rock formations on the side where snow would not build up. I used some cheap acrylics for the browns and painted the snow with Tamiya flat white enamel. I still have to apply talcum powder + glue OR talcum + future on the top of the hill to soften the rock ( pebble ) texture and simulate a thicker snow build up on top.

It looks ok but still needs a lot of touch up, but I think I could pull it off convincingly later on as I experiment with more snow and ice effects. I even plan to spray a mist coat of clear blue to the overall diorama once finished...I hope that will give a colder look to the dio.

Anyways, here are a few quick snapshots of my snow diorama so far...

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