Gluing down dirt...

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xXDashIVXx

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So my armor is getting there and most of it is all plastydipped. I'll try and post pictures, but you know me, it took me 3 months to plastydip half the suit...

Anyway, I want it to be as muddy, a d dirty and worn as possible, and I know figures like Andrew dft and punished props like the idea of using real dirt and mud to get down a d dirty, because it is real. I dont want to use only acrylics for weathering, and would like some big chunks of gunk in those crevices and corners, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

I dont think the methods used for making models will help as it is for tiny specific details. I was wondering if any of you may have a solution for not having all of this stuff fall off and for it to be "preserved"...
 

TurboCharizard

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*IM NOT TALKING ABOUT DIRTDIVES!*

So my armor is getting there and most of it is all plastydipped. I'll try and post pictures, but you know me, it took me 3 months to plastydip half the suit...

Anyway, I want it to be as muddy, a d dirty and worn as possible, and I know figures like Andrew dft and punished props like the idea of using real dirt and mud to get down a d dirty, because it is real. I dont want to use only acrylics for weathering, and would like some big chunks of gunk in those crevices and corners, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

I dont think the methods used for making models will help as it is for tiny specific details. I was wondering if any of you may have a solution for not having all of this stuff fall off and for it to be "preserved"...
How muddy are we talking? Like stepped out of a bog? Trudging through a forest?

If you want a bunch of mud and chunkies you could go the route of making a texture paint. PVA glue, paint, spackle and a bunch of sawdust and other grit. It's a miniatures trick for making terrain :lol:

Another approach you could go is for a bit more dried and caked on look using fuller's earth.
 

Dirtdives2424

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*IM NOT TALKING ABOUT DIRTDIVES!*

So my armor is getting there and most of it is all plastydipped. I'll try and post pictures, but you know me, it took me 3 months to plastydip half the suit...

Anyway, I want it to be as muddy, a d dirty and worn as possible, and I know figures like Andrew dft and punished props like the idea of using real dirt and mud to get down a d dirty, because it is real. I dont want to use only acrylics for weathering, and would like some big chunks of gunk in those crevices and corners, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

I dont think the methods used for making models will help as it is for tiny specific details. I was wondering if any of you may have a solution for not having all of this stuff fall off and for it to be "preserved"...

Well aside from using real dirt, which is a really natural look,......you could try the paper-mache technique. Wadded paper, glued in place, then painted.......and FYI, even if you were referring to me, I wasn't coming all the way out to you to glue me...... anywhere.........(n)
 

xXDashIVXx

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I read on the paper mache idea, and although I like it, I dont think I would get it to look the way I wanted. Stepping out of a marsh soulds good, but in picture more wet than dirty. I dont know.
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Like this maybe in the lower parts of the body? Mostly in corners and recessed areas, but light enough to see the the paint and details, but since this is a model, I'd like to have it in bulk, and not using Elmer's glue and a spray. Bottle, that will only attatch grains of sand(unless I can do this?)
 
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