So its been a while since I’ve done a tutorial, but I wanted to add a brand new one using a material I’m starting to use. Modeling Snow is really easy to use, but it’s very different from other modeling flocks, like grass.
- White Glue
- Modeling Snow; I use Gale Force 9’s product
First off, I tested 3 different methods.
Top: Modeling Snow applied with Super Glue.
Right: Modeling Snow applied with White Glue
Left: Modeling Snow applied with White Glue, area primed with GW Skull White.
The Super glue makes a nice slushy color, something I wasn’t going for. The Right patch and the Left patch look very similar, but because of the White paint, the Left patch looks deeper and more realistic.
Step One: Prime the Area with Skull White. You can see it on the bases here.
Step Two: Cover the primed area with White Glue. Try to keep this as level and flat as possible, as chunky snow looks strange and unnatural.
Step Three: Carefully, put the snow on the base. You can do this by picking up a small pile of it and placing on the base, or dipping the base directly into the flock.
Step Four: Shake off the excess snow; I do this by shaking the model gently, then blowing on the base.
Step 5: Clean up any patches of White still sticking out by repeating Steps 2-4. Instead of blowing the excess snow off, however, take a flat object (I use the back of my Tweezers) and push the snow flat, then blow the rest off.
Step 6: Make yourself warm, because your models are gonna look cold!
I hope this helps some people get your snow armies finished/get into the Winter spirit! If you have any questions or inquiries about the tutorial, please feel free to contact me at SmellsLikeWargaming@hotmail dot com.
As for the regular posts, I finally finished that Skaven commission. I’m not putting pictures up until I get in contact with the gentleman and make sure they’re to his liking, but they’re finished and look great as a group, so expect pictures of that next week!