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How can I do to create one? Should I just spread out putty and spray it with humbrol 29? Maybe you can give me some ideas, but please don't mention any things that come from model shops, since there aren't any in my "vicinity"!
And, BTW, is it OK to use latex putty for zimmerit? I just can't get my hands on tamiya putty!
Some specifics are necessary in order to help you out. When you say "sand" are you referring to the color or the actual roadbed? I can give you a step by step for either.
As far as the zimmerit goes, use any 2-part epoxy putty sold in hardware stores. Just make sure you get a slow set kind such as PC-7. Also Micro-Mark sells Squadron green putty which works for many modellers.
Start by mixing some tile grout in the bucket with some water and very little cleaner. Add white glue. Mix well until consistency of a creamy paste. Spread onto dio base.
Tile grout comes in a variety of colors but I suggest you paint it anyway. Just make sure you get the SANDED type. this contains the fine sand texture you desire. the window cleaner acts as a wetting agent, allowing you to mix and spread the mix easily. White glue helps bind the mixture once dry.
Once on the base, the mix should spread out nice and thin. If not, add a little more water and window cleaner.
You can always add small stones off to the sides of the road while it is still wet. One more thing - it may be a good idea to seal the base with a clear polyurethane coat to prevent the wood from warping from the mixture. This can also be
purchased from the same place mentioned above.
I hope I helped you with your project. Good luck. Please let me know how it turned out!
In my hardware store they didn't have PC-7 so I bought Plastic Padding, PP-100. Will this work as well? If I find another store, which company produces PC-7? Is it nontoxic? Does it come with a separate hardener?
Hope I'm not too bothering!
You are correct.
2 part epoxy putty means that it comes in the package as two seperate putties that you mix together by kneading equal parts of it with your hands making 1 putty that you can use for models. It is sold in stores to make repairs in pipes and other things. Try and get the slow setting kind.
Sanded tile grout is the stuff used when installing tiles in flooring. It is placed in between the tiles to help the bond also to give the floor a nice appearance. There are many different kinds and as I stated earlier make sure you get the SANDED type. Go to whatever store sells construction supplies and you'll find these items.