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Charles King
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Mud Trap

June 21, 2022 · in Diorama · · 18 · 1K

I have been experimenting with different types of methods lately. This time is with mud. Yep! Good old natural mud. 🙂 I used mud collected from a neighboring farmer's dirt road. Really fine dirt, I must add. All I did in this , was add PVA glue, and a little water, and Voila! The muddy puddles you see were done using a mixture of Liquitex gloss medium & varnish, and their Transparent Raw Sienna ink for the muddy look. I also tried a little mixture of MIG wet effects and Liquitex Raw Sienna. I think the end result looks pretty convincing. I am still fine tuning the surrounding areas by doing some dry-brushing on the mud, to bring out the different texture. But so far, it appeals to me. The model itself is from AMT 350 Pay hauler. I had this kit for a while and did not know what to do with it. The big bucket was cut down to fit. So there is no chassi just the big bucket and front end of the pay hauler. I did much on the interior with some additions and some minor scratch built parts. This scenes inspiration was taken from many photos of collapse mines or sink holes that dumpers and machines alike, have fallen victims. As always, I like to always do some different and try to go one-step further. 😉

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  1. Once again, a wonderful and very inspired result, my friend Charles. Kudos, ad usual, to your superb skills!

  2. Looks like the driver was lucky to get out alive! A fun-looking, creative project, Charles 🙂

  3. Marvelous idea of showing your modelling skills, Charles @tiking
    An excellent diorama with realistic looks all over.

  4. You are out of control now Mr King!

  5. To me it looks like an "Oh ***t! " moment. The King of rust is now the Duke of Mud.

  6. Yessir, Charles, this brings back memories of when the parking linkage on our Farmall 806 failed and it came to rest in a silted-up pond. Extraction was memorable. Very well done!

  7. I would definitely find another job if I was that driver! Just goes to show that very little is off-limits when it comes to "modeling products."

  8. Of all the original-idea stuff you have done, this is the most original. I like it a lot.

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