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Posted by mrozmi, on 2008-05-10 18:13:01
Snow in forest
I need suggestions How make snow in forest ?
On the ground and on trees ?
Thanks for every post .
Posted by B and B Studios, on 2008-05-10 19:16:08
Before you post a question try searching the forum (because I have answered this question this morning) or try looking in the handbook.
Posted by Nick H, on 2008-05-12 01:20:06
Some of these posts are a few pages back. So if you didn't already know we'd talked about that, you wouldn't know to look.
But why would you post a question about snow, DIRECTLY above a post about snow on the ground, without even looking at it? A link to an older post in that thread, with links to more older posts in that post...)
Ok, done my grumpy thing, I'll be nice again! :7
I used salt for snow on the ground. (Picturetrail link, Once Upon Australia album if you want to see a photo.) Sugar works too. If you want a smaller scale, castor sugar, or even finer, icing sugar. Mine was for a rat-sized little mammal in actual size, so the sparkle from the crystals looked right.
With salt, and probably sugar, you can spray a little water on and it partly fuses and goes crusty as it dries. That would probably work well with snow on tree branches.
If you want icicles hanging down as well, the only way I've figured out is to cut them from clear perspex (plexiglass, acrylic, sheet or rod) and sand them into shape. (A belt sander, or Dremel tool, will help.) Then pass a gas torch over them quickly (or pass them over the flames on a stove) to glaze the surface and remove the fine sanding marks.