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earth terrain ? ?
ausboarder
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 - 08:23 PM UTC
i have recently being trying to buy some 'earth' terrain.. i think it is like dirt ?
but i really have no idea what it is lol, can some one please help me.
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 - 08:52 PM UTC

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i have recently being trying to buy some 'earth' terrain.. i think it is like dirt ?
but i really have no idea what it is lol, can some one please help me.



Where did you try to buy it and what are you going to use it for?
slodder
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 - 10:48 PM UTC
There are lots of earth products - from RR ballest type mini gravel to hardening plaster type base cover.

There are lots of online stores as well as trying local craft or hobby shops and Rail Road stores.
youngc
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 12:20 AM UTC
Save your money and go natural is my advice. Scout around the neighbourhood, or if you live in the city, take a day trip. Usually you can find some fine dirt anywhere in nature.

Here in W.A, the unsealed roads, especially up north are what we call 'bulldust', extremely fine red dirt which is perfect for adding to plaster/spakfilla and painting once dry. Here is a groundwork tuto which demonstrates how to add the 'bulldust' to a diorama, see page 1 & 2:

Groundwork

Hope this help you,
Chas


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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 02:41 AM UTC
A really good location is a dirt road on a Hill..... the finer sedimant usually makes it's way down the hill in rainstorms.....
ausboarder
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:08 PM UTC
sorry but i wasnt very specific in what i wanted.. but i was in a bit of a rush with homework and school stuff
but i was planning on using it in a trench, for kind of a 'dry-dirt' look. the trench is in a forest tree line.
i still dont think this is very specific, so tell me if i can be a little more helpful with my question
DogEgg
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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 12:59 AM UTC
Hi, I've used Woddland Scenics "fine turf" which comes in several colours; Earth or Soil being the ones I used. If sprinkled over white glue, it gives the bare soil appearance I think you're looking for.

good luck!

Richard
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 06:48 AM UTC

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sorry but i wasnt very specific in what i wanted.. but i was in a bit of a rush with homework and school stuff
but i was planning on using it in a trench, for kind of a 'dry-dirt' look. the trench is in a forest tree line.
i still dont think this is very specific, so tell me if i can be a little more helpful with my question



TREEMENDUS supply very realistic earth powder (see Henk Meerdinks recent review) he gave it 95%, I think. A 200gm bag is just 3GBP+p/p and would suit your needs perfectly.
Ant