Modelling sand – Superfine

Modelling sand – Superfine

34,00 

6.8 fl oz / 200 ml

Standard sand for 1:35 scale, will of course find use in other scales. It has no stone fraction, and is clearly heavier than “Ultrafine”.

Only 5 left in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Bring the creation of dioramas to the highest level. Matte, made for scale, with a soft beige shade. Various grains from several microns perfectly match the pigments, taking over their color and allowing you to create any color palette and modulation directly on the workpiece surface. Dioramas have never been more natural, and the effects are spectacular. “Modellers World” sands are designed for creative modelers who want to achieve realism. The easy-to-use sand is a joy to apply, even for beginners, and the grain size is so fine that it will amaze you. The sands are dirt-free, so mixing with pigments will give a wonderfully saturated color. A 200ml pack will last for a long time.

There are many ways of using it, and it depends on the creativity of the modeler. Here are some tips:

Dry terrain, roads, and roadsides:
Unlike a ready-made paste that forms a glazed structure, powdered sand allows for an authentic loose earth texture on the terrain; take advantage of this! The product itself is the color of simple, clean sand, but you are free to add any pigments from our range. In addition, you can compose earth in any shade you want by buying one sand.
So let’s assume that you want to make a vignette with a tractor on farmland, on a piece of country road. Prepare yourself a styrofoam base with grooved wheel tracks for the path. Prepare sand in 3-4 tones, mixing it with pigments, e.g., “Cultivated earth,” “Fresh field sand,” “Dirty field sand,” and, for example, “Heavy European earth.” Now, the key to representing a realistic sand texture on a diorama is the method of applying sand. Using our “Solution for sands and pigments” adhesive, apply a thick layer of this glue to the base. Now sprinkle the sand on the base using a teaspoon, paintbrush, or sieve. Try to use “Cultivated Earth” and more on the off-road parts, “Dirty field sand” most in the patches, and “Fresh field sand” around the patches. However, all these fractions should be intermixed in random areas. In some spots, use “Heavy European earth” to imitate dug-up by animals sand. Let the glue stick to the bottom of the sand, and don’t sprinkle anything on top. The effect will be electrifying. This is, of course, just an example. Still, in nature, different sand shades always occur cross-dependently in the terrain. Only by acting creatively will you create a realistic landscape, right? There is nothing worse than a one-color terrain structure. Even more exciting effects can be achieved by preparing color mixtures with different gradations of sand. For example, “Ultrafine” is so fluffy that it perfectly imitates loose fractions of sand, e.g., from under the wheels.

Dry and wet mud splashes on vehicles and terrain:
The base for making mud is two products; “Modellers World Modelling Sand” and “Solution for sands and pigments” adhesive. The ideal proportions are… exactly the ones you want. You can see the consistency already in the pot. Whether you want thick or thin mud, add more sand or glue. The thicker the paste, the more pronounced the texture of the sand grains will be, which is recommended for replicating conditions where the rain almost soaks into the ground. Ideal fractions for that kind of mud are “Fine with stones” and “Superfine.” The thinner mixes will be smoother after drying and look better in a wet area or around standing water. With such light mixtures, you can also make splashes on the model; here, the “Ultrafine” fraction will be the best.
The next step is coloring: adding any modeling pigment or paints from the “Weathering Paints” series to the sand/glue mixture. In fact, most earthy but also dust colors are suitable for mud. However, there are “classics” such as: “Heavy European earth,” “Dirty field sand,” or “Black soil,” giving an almost black mud well suited for Russian or Ukrainian areas or the thin, dirty ground in the trenches. The choice of “Weathering Paints” will enhance the matte effect. Once the mud is cured, you can post-shade it, for example, with an airbrush or dry brush to give reflexes.
When the mud cures, it will be matte dry. Just paint it with a glossy varnish to get the wet mud effect. Or, use satin varnish if you want a semi-dried mud effect. Combining these two’s a good idea; if you’re making a muddy tank, satin on the top will give a slightly dried mud effect, and the bottom part may still be wet, so you’ll use gloss. You will achieve the wettest mud by covering it with product from the “Spill-wet effect: Clear” series applied in a thick coat from a brush.

Cobblestones, cracks in asphalt, brick walls:
If you are making a road with paving stones, you must fill the spaces between them. With what? Sand, of course! Simply sprinkle some on and spread it into the cracks using a brush. Fix with “Solution for sands and pigments.” Rub your road using a brush or pipette, or you can spray with an airbrush, washing it immediately after work.

Additional information:
The package contains no less than 200 ml of sand. The 1:35 scale figure (Scibor Monstrous Miniatures 35HM0001 Polish FT17 Tank Commander) shown in the picture is not for sale; it is used to present the scale. Likewise, the glue and pigment are also not subject to purchase.

To give you an even better idea of how to work with our sands, we’ve put together some videos from Youtubers and great modelers;

Videos

Nightshift video:

Sand coloring moment from the Coldemonspl clip;

Tomek’s first impressions from the Agtom channel ( check subtitles);

and their use on the model of the dock “Kure”;

A sand review of Grot Orderly’s stream and how it compares to traditional sands

Miroslaw Serba and cobblestone wall;

Additional information

Weight 0,4 kg
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 5,3 cm
Product category

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Product FAQ

What is the difference between this product and sand that I can pick up in the garden? Does it make sense to overpay?

The difference is actually huge. First of all, the sand from the garden does not fit the scale at all. With the traditional 1:35, individual grains of sand will be the size of stones. But that’s not the only problem. Suppose you separate the smaller fractions using the finest sieves you can find. You get just the dirty dust. When mixed with pigment or paint, the color will be muted and ugly.
Our product is sterile clean, and dirt free. The finest fractions are counted in microns. “Modellers World” sands are composed for the scale and a suggestion of which sand in which scale will be suitable is included on the cap. The package contains 200ml of sand. Remember that you will be increasing the volume of sand by adding pigments or glue, so it is enough for many models and dioramas. Also, the benefit is that you can prepare many small portions in different colors, so you do not need to buy many other pastes. Finally, dry sand has no expiration date. So relatively speaking it saves money and with so many benefits its price is not high.

General FAQ

~Frequently asked questions generally about sales on the Modellers World website.

How do I place an order in the store? Do you need to create an account?

Just add products “to the cart,” and go to the cart (for example, by clicking the cart icon at the top, click “go to payment.” You will be redirected to the “to checkout” form the cart. You do not need to create an account or log in unless you have added a Patron package to your cart. Then, creating a password account is required. You can pay through the bank’s format, with a payment card, by providing its number on delivery (in selected countries).

Can I find you in stores? Do you have any distributors?

We have been operating on the market since 2019. The products are entirely manufactured in Poland. Initially, our offer was introduced in most stores in Poland through HOBBY2000 distribution, in the U.K. through Javis, and in individual stores in Ireland, Portugal, and Greece. In 2023, we decided to end indirect distribution and sell by mail order only through our online service to individual customers. This allows us to elevate top quality at a relatively affordable price without the pressure of mass production.

Where are the packages shipped from?

We ship all packages directly from our company, in Poland (city of Bydgoszcz). It is not possible to buy locally. Production is done locally from the best European raw materials.

How long do packages go?

As a rule, orders placed in the morning we try to send the same day, in random cases up to 72h, if the goods are with the status “available” (goods not available immediately have the status “on order” on the product card. We make it up to 14 calendar days, check the “what does the status on order” page in the menu for details). Once the package is shipped, you will receive a link to track the package via email and in my account tab.

Parcels sent by priority mail:

– European countries usually from 5 to 10 working days (Portugal, UK, Island countries from 10-20 days).

– U.S. shipped by airmail; usually 7 to 14 travel days.

– Canada shipment by air shipment; usually 14-21 travel days.

– Asia, China, Japan; usually 25-30 travel days.

What if I order products and the package does not arrive?

Shipments are insured, but we know how stressful it is to wait. When you buy from our store, you are guaranteed that if the goods are lost in transit or arrive damaged, we will refund your money immediately, without waiting for the shipping company to respond. If the damage was not visible on the outside of the package, you only need to send us photos when you receive the package. However, in our experience, lost packages account for about 0.1%, and damaged goods account for less than 0.5% of shipments. Thus, 99.4% of shipments reach the addressee without unpleasant incidents.

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