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PFC Richard Agers
PFC Richard Agers

June 15th, 2003, 9:22 pm #1

I've gone through these postings many times before, and countless times I've seen modellers constantly asking each other for the best ways to create snow (presumably for dioramas and figure bases.) I don't know if anyone else has seen this or would in fact agree with me, but one thing I have found works well with larger scale figures (and perhaps smaller scales as well), is ordinary laundry detergent. Use a handful of Tide Quick Dissolving detergent (with no perfumes to make your figure smell nice), grind it through your fingers a bit to make the particles smaller, and it actually looks pretty good. Oh well, that's all, just thought I'd put that out there, and see what others thought. Thanks!

Richard
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Jakko Westerbeke
Jakko Westerbeke

June 16th, 2003, 10:44 am #2

Although it sounds like a good way to make sparkling snow, I'm wondering if moisture in the air won't dissolve the snow after a while.
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PFC Richard Agers
PFC Richard Agers

June 16th, 2003, 10:25 pm #3

in you more humid parts of the world it might not work so well, but i teid it when i lived in east texas (near 100% humidity all the time) it never really did anything. on your larger settings, placing it in disply with a case would also help. it doesn't sparkle at all, it just looks like white powder. not arguing, just sayign what's worked for me in the past.

Richard
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