Monday, September 19, 2011
Mud, glorious mud
With my model, model boaters tramping to and fro to the steps down to the lake, the path they wear is going to get a bit muddy. I suppose they could have laid some slabs to keep their shoes clean but you know how it is, playing boats is more fun than DIY.
Starting with my grassy bank I decided to try out some Greenscene Textured paint - after all the stuff about non-modelling materials last week you're probably surprised by this. On the other hand, lots of people make the stuff and this is a proper British product (waves Union flag) so by buying some we are supporting the economy and lifting the country out of depression etc. etc.
After giving the bottle a shake I opened the top to find it a bit like the Crown stuff I used last week except three times as thick and a much darker mud colour. Splodging it around (you don't really paint it) the fibre grass sticks down well. Leaving it to dry gives a brown mess, just like a real muddy track.