[Surprise Attack!] Crushed Glass Snow Effects
Okay, I’m out of town for work again so here’s the first on deck for the latest experiments to hold down the fort until I get back home to cause more mayhem in the Nerd Lair: Crushed glass snow effects from Secret Weapon Miniatures.
At the very, very beginning it needs to be made clear that this stuff is dangerous. You don’t want to breathe it, at all. It will seriously jack up your lungs if you do. Wear some kind of respirator.
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Although the particles that you model with are about the size of salt crystals, they grind against each other like some kind of silicon-based twerk machinery and produce a very fine powder that will rise up into the air when you open the jar. It looks like every animated “soul leaving the body” scene ever produced. Haunted glass? Kind of creepy.
Take a high tech spreading device and smear a bit on the base until you get the coverage you want.
Below is an example of “slushy” snow with a high content of realistic water.
This was a little too slushy for me, so I sprinkled some pure glass onto the wet stuff on the base. Every model I have done so far has this same effect, it end up looking very dry. That’s what I was going for, but I want to spice it up a bit and the next ones will probably be a little ‘wetter’ and I’ll play around a bit with adding those pre-made tufts of grass to break up the base a bit.
After heavy use on about fifteen minis, four of which used 40mm bases, I still had this much left over. Not too shabby!
It typically retails for around $8 US, but right now Secret weapon is having a 20% off sale on everything and you can pick it up for $6. Not a bad deal, and very cost effective.