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Best Dry Earth Crackle Effect Paint

Crackle Effect Kroma Crackle Dry Earth

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Sanguine Eternal

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I found an amazing, relatively cheap alternative to the new GW crackle paint after doing some research on youtube.  It's called Kroma Crackle, and goes for $7.50 for 150ml, based out of Vancouver, BC.

I love the GW stuff, but I have a 2x2 display board I am working on for an upcoming tourney, and I was not willing to shell out hundreds of dollars on who knows how many containers I would need.  I apply it over broken up cork board.

The beauty with this stuff is that it dries the exact same, and you can add any colour to it to tint it, as it comes clear.  You have to allow a good 2-3 days for a full cure, but man, it looks amazing.  I tested it out by mixing in 5% of the GW crackle paint, and it worked out beautifully.  The instructions say don't mix more than 5% of the colour you want.

1 tube got me approximately half my board done.  Will post pics when it's done.

 


 


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I've never used any sort of that paint before but wow that stuff looks really awesome! Great find mate.

Looking forward to the pics thumbsup.gif


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in yo face GW



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That stuff is fantastic. Would make epic wasteland/ burned wood/paint effect


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The board has been done for quite some time now.  Been lazy...  Anyways I just got back from a trip to Cambodia, feeling under the weather still from all the travel and figured now would be a good time to post some pics.

It was basically finished, you get the idea.  My finished product was washed with agrax earthshade, and drybrushed the entire board, so it looks slightly darker than the pics.

I won first place for overall painting, big thanks to the display board!  Couldn't be happier about that.




My plan is over the years or when I have the time, is to make a full 4x6 board out of this.  It's too bad I didn't take any photos along the way of each step...

I promise I will on the next one!  Oh, and the mesas are made from white styrofoam from packaging.  I roughly broke it up, and glued with together with a hot glue gun piece by piece, then covered it in PVA glue, and added my grinded cork dust/chunks to it.  Enjoy!
 


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wow very nice, Im glad I saw this.  I was going to make a post asking how to get that effect, but for dried mud in a desert...same effect, different colors.  Using a reference pic from afghanistan I took my last tour.  When it rains, creates ponds/puddles, then dries so fast the mud does this


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I found some stuff called Distress Crackle paint.  Its a little more spendy then the stuff you mentioned but does about the same effect.  If you put on light you get a lot of little lines and thick it cracks big with smaller cracks.



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How durable is the end result? Will the flakes crumble at the edges or pull off the underlying surface?
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