|Swedish field gun and crew... not a common sight!|
|mixing this with baking soda.....hmmmmm|
|this white powder is for nothing more sinister than baking and modelling snow!|
I had made snow bases before but wanted to try something new so googled 'making snow terrain' or similar. I came across a tutorial which was only partly illustrated which mentioned PVA and baking soda. It as not specific about process, proportions or other key details but it was enough for a chap like me to start 'dicking about' as my wife so eloquently describes some of my terrain making activities.
|Bohuslan Dragoons with the 'ice' effect below the snow|
Armed only with a tin of baking soda, a pot of PVA and a spoon it felt a little like some kind of drug cooking! Firstly I found that the proportions were producing a sort of concrete. This was too gloopy and difficult to manage. I then over-glued it to the extent that it just looked like PVA. This went on sort of greyish and I found that on solidifying, if you drybrushed it the effect was like fresh snow over hard packed ice. Quite a pleasing effect.
|gruesome and gratuitous but very effective on the tabletop|
I was tempted to use the effect on every base for every unit but have been dissuaded as it restricts the use of the models to winter terrain only and that.... SNO' FAIR!