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How to get dark mud effect
Posted by Jrbirdman on Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:58 PM

Any recommendations for a product that can  create a dark mud effect? I want the the effect to be as if the vehicle just rolled out of a mud pit. Ive used ak interactive plaster base mixed with ak's earth effects, fresh mud, and dark mud. The effect is quite dry for all 3 of them. Ive only used them separetly, never tried all 3 combined. Ives also have never put water in the mixture. Should i add a dark pigment? Any help would be appriciated thanks. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:39 PM
So all you did is mix pigments and plaster,then you would need some sort of binder like water or resin.Plaster would lighten the mix,darker pigments for darker mud.Also if you want quit wet look,then you would need to gloss the mud.

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Posted by Jrbirdman on Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:45 PM

Tojo72
So all you did is mix pigments and plaster,then you would need some sort of binder like water or resin.Plaster would lighten the mix,darker pigments for darker mud.Also if you want quit wet look,then you would need to gloss the mud.
 

im sorry, i didnt mention those are all enamel color mud effects. I mix the enamel color with plaster, then apply it. Never used pigments

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Posted by JohnMatt on Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:12 PM

Tojo72
Also if you want quit wet look,then you would need to gloss the mud.

That's what I was thinking.  Is the problem that the mud looks dry?

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Posted by Jrbirdman on Monday, January 30, 2017 8:48 AM

JohnMatt

 

 
Tojo72
Also if you want quit wet look,then you would need to gloss the mud.

 

That's what I was thinking.  Is the problem that the mud looks dry?

 

yes the mud is too dry for my liking

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, January 30, 2017 9:09 AM

Can you just put a coat of gloss brown over it?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 30, 2017 10:12 AM

Make your mud mix using inexpensive craft acrylics for coloring the brew and throw in some Future which will act as a setting base and will give you a wet look as in fresh wet mud. 

If you rather use enamels then do so and when dry, brush on Future or acrylic gloss gel from HL.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 30, 2017 10:34 AM

I pobably do it wrong, but I use actual dirt to make mud and bind it with future, thinned Mod Podge or white glue.

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Posted by JohnMatt on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:35 PM

I've seen that done and the effect looked pretty good in the video.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:11 PM

I make my mud with a combination of Future and sifted dirt from my yard. After everything else is painted and dried I paint my mud, Raw Sienna for a dried look, or Burnt Umber for a wet look, if I want a really wet moist look, I will use Future on the Burnt Umber.

 

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Posted by Gymbo-59 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:57 AM

After applying the flat finish, you can brush some Future on the mud to give it a "wet" appearance. 

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