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PostSubject: Problems with snow   Problems with snow I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25 2013, 12:17

As the topic says. I'm having a lot of trouble with my snow bases. I've got a generic 'wasteland' style base - GW sand painted dark brown, drybrushed lighter brown, drybrushed bone, and am then adding patches of GW snow to it with PVA. The problem is that no matter how many layers I do, the snow looks fine for a while, and then over the course of time (several days-weeks) the snow turns an orangey-brown colour. Does anyone have any ideas as to what's causing this and, more importantly, how to fix it?


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PostSubject: Re: Problems with snow   Problems with snow I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25 2013, 12:31

Are you letting all of the paint dry completely before adding the snow? Or, alternately, do you tend to eat cheesy snacks while gaming? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Problems with snow   Problems with snow I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25 2013, 12:36

Yes and no respectively. I'm aware of how absorbent the sand is, so I let the paint dry overnight before adding the snow. I'm about to test it by adding snow to a model that was based last week and seeing if that turns orange too...

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PostSubject: Re: Problems with snow   Problems with snow I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25 2013, 21:43

Perhaps seal the bases after painting and before applying the snow? Matt varnish?
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PostSubject: Re: Problems with snow   Problems with snow I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25 2013, 22:14

Sealing it's been suggested, but I'm at the irritating point where most of the army's been done - the fact that it takes a while to take effect is killer as I think the problem's fixed when in fact, it is not. The guys in my local GW have kindly offered to take a look at things when I've got my army in for campaign night tomorrow though, so hopefully that'll help

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PostSubject: Re: Problems with snow   Problems with snow I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 31 2013, 19:11

I've never used GW snow, I use Gale Force Nine snow and I've never had an issue like yours. I mostly do city (concrete, dark gray-light grey highlights) style bases with snow though. I have done blood splatter and drops with the GFN snow and had no problems with it bleeding through.
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