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Terrell
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  2:49:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bob!!

No, Ted. No white clay, at least not in the sense of modeling clay. We have two main types of dirt in this neck of the woods. One comes from white clay, the other from red clay. It's just dried dirt sifted on the Mod Podge.

I have used either dirt on trees. The red gives it a little more brownish color.





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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  4:16:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay Fred', got it....Nothing like that around here. I'll have to come up with an alternative product'...I think I'll try ground up peanut shells mixed with some other materials I have on hand'....Thanks Fred'...

That's funny Fred, I was stationed at Fort Bragg and Fort Jackson, SC, and don't remember either of those clays....




Ted

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Terrell
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  4:45:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No dirt up your way, Ted?! You must live in a penthouse.

Maybe I'm confusing things by calling it clay, it's dirt. If you were at Ft. Jackson during the summer you would have noticed the big white dust clouds that rose while you were marching the trails. There is a lot of sand there, too. Especially Ft. Bragg.



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  10:11:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No penthouse Fred. Plenty of dirt, but not the right kind..for model building...



Ted

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Terrell
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  10:28:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No problem, Ted. As George Washington Carver once said, use peanut shells.


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ed k
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Posted - 09/22/2017 :  11:44:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell, You are correct, plenty at both bases.
Ted may of had KP duty most of the time.
ed



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Terrell
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  10:30:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In Ted's defense, his mind probably wasn't on the ground he was walking on at the time.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  11:49:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Clay can mean that mucky impermeable plasticky stuff that--in my yard at least-- lies about a foot below the surface of the soil, or very fine particles of weathered rock. Dirt is some mixture of organic matter, rock grains and particles from sand down to clay, little critters, and the occasional toy soldier lost in the 1950's. Enough clay in the dirt and we call it clay.

OK, enough of that.

Very inventive use of materials at hand to give texture and color.

Mike


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  12:43:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, very educational'...stuff'

Ed, The KP I remember the best, was on San Juan Hill Fire Base, North Central Highlands, on my 18th birthday'....

Fred, you are correct', As a DI, I was concentrating on the new recruits'...




Ted

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danielb
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  8:07:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing thread, truly superb modelling.


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Terrell
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Posted - 09/24/2017 :  10:17:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys!

Ok, I've finished applying the "dirt".




And now I have begun the staining process. I'm using a medium dark I/A wash. I do this one of two ways, or both. I take an eyedropper filled with the I/A and drop a few drops on it letting the dirt wick it up. The wash is still a little wet in this photo so it appears darker than it will end up.






And now the whole tree is stained and waiting for flocking.








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Terrell
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Posted - 09/26/2017 :  09:21:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here I've started adding the green to the tree. I always start at the bottom and work my way up. I'm using Woodland Scenics medium green foliage. I do this by cutting off small pieces of the foliage and attach to the limbs using Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue.






I know that in real life trees, especially in the summer months, are much fuller than this. But I like to leave them sort of "open" to show the branches. Especially for trees in the foreground. However, that being said, I'm not quite finished yet.






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ed k
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Posted - 09/26/2017 :  3:20:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice.
ed



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ed k
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Posted - 09/26/2017 :  3:25:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The house is incredible. Outstanding modeling.
Wow!!
ed



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Guff
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Posted - 09/26/2017 :  7:43:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat way to represent tree bark. Thanks for the tip!
Dave



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