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Snow and Ice set Precision Ice and Snow It can be extremely difficult to produce an effective and realistic snow scene, which is why a lot of modellers shy away from building such dioramas as mud is quite easy. Whilst there are products already released from other manufacturers which can produce some really good looking effects, they aren’t necessarily in scale or correct in the way real ice and snow reacts to light. This is where Precision Ice and Snow come in. This product has been carefully designed, not only to give scale effects, ranging from a light frost all the way to a heavy snowfall, with the right amount of refraction and reflection, but to also give a scale whiteness to the scene. The product is said to stay white too and will not yellow with age or attract moisture. There is a sense of quality to this set from the black textured box, to the well wrapped contents within. The contents include two bottles of the snow medium and a precision 700 micron stainless steel sieve. The box we received also contained a plastic bag of Krycell Extra and a packet of Krycell Ice. But I don’t think these are normally included, but can be bought separately. The Krycell extra is a medium with increased refraction and reflectivity to be used on larger scale subjects from 1:24 to 1:16. While the Krycell Ice is to be used as either a sheet to depict a frozen stream or large puddle, or can be broken up to depict broken, floating ice perhaps, as shown in the well written instructions, after a vehicle has driven through the frozen water. Being mainly a maritime modeller I’m wondering if this could also be used to depict ice flows at sea. Particularly good for an icebreaker diorama or such like. On top of the clear and descriptive instructions, Precision Ice and Snow have also produced some very informative videos available from their website which will be important viewing before I use the materials myself. They have also been good enough to provide this information here on BM. Conclusion If the quality of the box set is anything to go by, plus the additional items, I’d say this set could bring making frosty and snowy dioramas in from the cold. In addition it looks like it could be a lot of fun in trying out the new effects now available to the modellers arsenal. I already have plans for a diorama in which I intend to try these mediums out, after which I will add some more photos to this review, but I know there are already converts to this product here on BM. Highly recommended. Ice and Snow Set Kycell Extra Krycell Ice Review sample courtesy of
On a mountain of skulls, in the castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood! What was will be! What is will be no more! Now is the season of EVIL!"- '' (Quote Lord Vigo from Ghostbusters 2 ) That is one of the inspiration's for creating this Dio along with the early 90s computer game Quake, an a recent watch of one of my favorite films Robin Hood Prince of Thieves on tv recently which to my surprise was totally different and featured a many long and cool scenes some totally different to the original PG edit, Many of an adult nature, One scene was of Satanic Worship or Dark occult worship of the ruling men around a table humming a deep evil resonant hypnotic passage hand to hand with a map of England on the table with a pentagram over it and a cloth on top. This inspired and fascinated me as has old gothic buildings the medieval era and secret societies. I have been asked to make some models for Precision Ice and Snow for Telford so I have decided to just use my imagination and do some modelling of a different kind that is totally fictitious, The Idea is to create some place of Evil ritual, Possibly one abandoned,, For now at least.. On a distant world of coldness, Barron and empty with symbols such as the all seeing eye, pentagrams and alters made from skulls, with a vortex gate suspended in a frame to link to another place, This is the kind of place that will not only make you feel cold in temperature, but cold with fear from the symbols and sense of powerful magic, a place were the threat is quiet but applied effectively with a defined confidence that will make you want to run... Or just an interesting building that's going to be fun to make.. I was not sure were to post this but this is the closest outlet for this I could see. Cheers Rob
Just starting this thread off pictures soon to follow, I have another race against time to get some models made in time for Telford show, This is one of a few I hope to get done for the Precision Ice and Snow table. I intend to do a standard wraparound Harrier GR3 OOB *(well tempted by some am maybe) sat on the corner of an airfield where some snow fall from previous days has been swept away and fresh frost has settled on and around the Harrier. Hopefully so you can still see the cammo and roundels through the frost, So I will be using a 3M spray to get a fine effect. I am starting this off now as I need to ask a few question about the Harrier GR3 concerning painting of the intakes. The instructions call for the cup where the turbine face to sit in to be painted black , I thought white , Has anyone got good shots of the intakes on a GR3 in the wraparound scheme. I take it the green and grey extends inside and then the inner colour deeper inside starts. I am thinking of adding fod covers but still want to paint the insides. So the race begins firstly with me clearing off the work bench so I can start.. Cheers Rob
Hi all this is my very first attempt at scenic modelling and my first ever diorama. It is the first result from my review of the new Precision Ice and Snow product that Steve at Precision Ice and Snow asked if I would do a review for him. I happily took him up on the offer It offered a great excuse to to a bit of much needed modelling as I have not had chance to do any the last few months. So enough waffle Here Is the result. Its wonderful stuff and highly recommended. For the build which is still ongoing go here : http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234945975-precision-ice-and-snow-review-of-the-new-amazing-snow-effect/page-3#entry1416643 Buy Precision Ice and Snow at : http://precisioniceandsnow.com/Precisioniceandsnow/Home.html Cheers Rob Well that wraps up the first Dio pretty much now on with the others. Cheers Rob