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How to create dust

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Jody Hoffman, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Jody Hoffman New Member

    I am stuck on a problem. I have 54mm dioramas of Custer and the 7th cavalry fighting & I have been trying to make dust in the air. Any suggestions would be welcome
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  2. poch mahone PlanetFigure Supporter

    Teased out cotton wool or nylon fibre sprayed a dust colour.
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  3. DEL A Fixture

    Simply ........Don't try.
    Concentrate on painting and creating a dust on and around the figures and horses.
    Plenty of weathering powders available or mix your own from ground pastel dust.
    Get the 'look' right and the viewers imagination will fill the air space with dust.
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  4. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Maybe build a shadow box. You might achieve the dust effect by misting a light dust glaze on a mirror and reflecting the figs back to the viewer. Hope that makes sense.. Here's a link to BoxDioramas.com

  5. Ronaldo A Fixture

    Don't agree with that whacky old priest but he's spot on here
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  6. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Grind hard pastel to dust
    Each time you show the diorama, pour the dust on top

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