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I use drywall mud all the time. Spread thinly over celluclay or on any type of cardstock or plywood. It also takes acrylic and/or tempra paint well for precolored groundwork. It can be carved easily with a sharp tool. Just be careful not to apply to thickly as it will crack as it drys.
Try this... mix a small batch of Drywall mud with a concrete acrylic color and spread it on a sheet of wax paper. When dry, break it into a million pieces of pre colored rubble/debri
a warning about grout from a tiler and modeller -its makes the dio bloody heavy and it tends to crack around the picture frame base-grout doesn't do to well next to any wood which contracts and expands over the years
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Try new Ultralight Spackle
May 31 2002, 1:55 PM
I don't have a brand-name handy, but any of the stuff that's listed as lightweight, non cracking/shrinking, and latex-based is too cool! You can mix in any of your favorites (sand, pebbles, etc.) and also pre-color it if you like. And, it takes paint and glue well, too, and also can be scuplted or have footprints/track or wheel marks pushed in before it dries. And that's the best part. It dries in a jiffy, and can be speed-dried like acrylic paint, with a hair dryer or a fan! I love it!
I use this stuff, too. It is called "One-Time" where I buy it and looks like white cake frosting. Really neat stuff! And I have never had it crack yet no matter how thick of a layer I place (Though only up to 1/2" so far).
I am wondering how long before someone comes out with the stuff as model groudwork material, at 4 times the cost.