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homemade sandbags
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:10 PM
any ideas on making 1/35 sandbags?
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  • From: Newport News VA
Posted by Buddho on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:35 PM
The easiest way for me is using Milliput standard grain 2 part epoxy putty. Just knead together equal parts of the putty and roll into a cylinder aproximately 3/8" in diameter. Doing this on a non stick surface helps! Then cut the cylinder in 3/4" lengths and stack on your vehicle or on your diorama. Don't worry if the ends crimp down when you cut...the bags look more realistic that way. Add a very faint seam line around some with a hobby knife and there you go....sand bags!

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Posted by shermanfreak on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 9:06 PM
To add to that if you press course material on to the putty and then remove it it will leave a textured surface.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:42 AM
or if you want another alternative, as miliput can be quite expensive; go buy clay. I prefer the air-dry (self-drying) modelling clay. It comes in small packages with many colour, about $2 (Australian). You dont have to put it in oven :)
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    February 2003
  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by Panzerman on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 9:53 AM
I know this sound odd but try chiclets.
The larger size candy is just about the right size for 1/35.
Soak each candy in water to dissolve the outer shell.
I did this for a Sherman front end and it turned out pretty neat.
It also smelled minty fresh for two weeks.
Give it a try, I it doesn't work eat your sandbags!
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Posted by runway on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:08 PM
skoal bandits soaked in white glue work well also, just stink until the glue cures. Trim the ends tight and the stack up well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 20, 2003 6:54 AM
Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P]thanks for all the ideas. i would of never thought shiclets!!!! and what are skoal bandits? i appreciate it!!Tongue [:P]
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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:31 PM
Good old PlayDoh works well and it's cheap. Just shape it, let it dry and paint it up. Works well enough and the price is right. - Ed
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 21, 2003 7:28 PM
thanks, and we are bombin them up the ass!
QUOTE: Originally posted by Keyworth

Good old PlayDoh works well and it's cheap. Just shape it, let it dry and paint it up. Works well enough and the price is right. - Ed
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