Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snow from bulbs

Hi everybody,

from time to time you see this great looking snow bases and wonder how they are done. There are many methods floating around the internet creating a lovely snow base and as many professional snow products.

Which method do I prefer?

First of all I have not tested any of the commercial products like the Andrea snow which seems to be great according to several friends of mine.

I tested baking soda and baking powder but none of the two produced satisfying results.

At last I tried the "snow from bulbs" method.

You need a bulb (obviously). Only use this good old bulbs having a glow filament as the new bulbs like energy-saving bulbs or neon tubes contain toxic substances.

and something to crush the bulb

Put on your safety equipment, like protection goggles and some protective gloves. Then crush your bulb until you have smooth glass powder.

Due to the shiny look of the glass, you get the perfect snow for your miniatures.

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Count_Zero February 28, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

Thats pretty cool, i will try that!

Regards Count

Grumbler February 28, 2010 at 1:50 PM  


my first comment :D


Anonymous March 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

awesome.. so once you glue it and everything is it still sharp? Or will a layer of glu act like a "cover" on the glass...

Grumbler March 2, 2010 at 11:06 PM  


you have to mix some powder with wood glue and apply it. Then sprinkle some powder right on top of the mix. The glass will be shiny without any cover or something like that.


Anonymous August 30, 2010 at 1:47 AM  

Dude great tip!!, thks, I will use it for sure and give you all the credit of course.

Anonymous December 3, 2010 at 2:48 AM  

Yeah it looks nice, but crushed glass is amazingly dangerous. You had better hope your protective equipment has a good seal because if that gets in your eyes even a little bit of it will scratch your cornea up, even to the point of blindness. You would need a good respirator too, because inhaling powdered glass is pretty much a guaranteed way to get irreversible respiratory damage because the glass won't break down and there is no way to get it out.

I think I will just stick to traditional products and not have to worry about debilitating injuries lol.

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