|All that and halitosis too...|
The same technical paint is also quite useful to add to terrain if you want to rough up a surface, add rust or just cover up a horrendous mistake. Unfortunately as the size of terrain grows the cost of adding Typhus Corrosion becomes prohibitive. To find away around this I searched the internet and asked around various Facebook groups. Unfortunately aside from finding several other people looking for an answer, I did not find a magic formula for making my own. So I went for the next best thing and went for a garden shed experiment. Now my mix will need the following properties:
- Apply like a wash;
- Contain a fine texture;
- Have a filthy brackish brown-grey-green color;
- Stick to whatever I apply it to;
- Be cheap!
To fulfill these properties I went for the following materials:
- Use Pledge Floor Polish (for that
oldancient school wash creation vibe);
- Add aviary bird sand (shell sand to translate literally from Dutch) as this is about the finest sand I know off (that is sold in large containers);
- Use brown, black, grey and green acrylics;
- Add PVA;
- Use only the cheapest components in my shed :)
For my first experiment I grabbed a discarded small size plastic soda bottle as it can be closed and hopefully keep my mix from drying out too quickly. Because I love to use a highly precise scientific approach I measured everything to the gram and...oh no wait I'm sloppy when I hobby around so I eyeballed it, took pictures for future reference. So here with some made up measurement of my own is my mix.
I first added a layer of the aviary bird sand.
|Step 1:pour in some shell sand.|
Next I added a serious glob of PVA glue. I aimed for about as much glue as there was sand in the bottle.
|Step 2: add PVA|
To this I added a large dollop of Pledge Floor Polish, about as much as the glue and sand together.
|Step 3: add Pledge Floor Polish (and make mental note to turn step 3 into stap 1 for future mixing projects).|
|Cheap acrylics, not for use on highly detailed miniatures but excellent for (almost) all your terrain painting needs.|
|Step 4: add cheap acrylics.|
|Step 5: Shake, rattle and roll...|
|A glob of homemade corrosion added to a glob of discarded resin. Nurgle should be proud.|
|Drybrushing silver to test if the glue holds everything together...test successful.|
|Some of the dirty bits here are covered with homemade corrosion others are covered with official Typhus Corrosion. I think the experiment was a succes in one go. So on to step 6: a small and nerdy victory dance (not pictured).|