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Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

What colours do you use?

I saw a lot of different weathering and mud effects stuff for sale at the other Partizan – stuff like this Vallejo bottle

Have any of you used them ? Like them – ot should I just use brown paint!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

I use real mud…………from just beyond the South East corner of Hougomont walled corner.

Seemed so obvious. Until it dried the colour of the Western Desert just east of Alamein. I still use for every single base…it is just a personal thing…but I would not recommend it…other than the trip.

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

Wow @ deadhead. I'd never thought of that.

I was thinking of using the vallejo on the figures themslves – rather than the bases – just to add some griminess.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

It is a personal thing. But, statistically, every single base I create, even after 200 years of farming and import of fertiliser…has many an atom that once stood and then, unfortunately, merged into that landscape. Mine is only for bases.

Great excuse for a trip and walk around the field…..

The problem for me was trying to, at Brussels security, explain what was in the plastic canister. It was not for smoking. It was no threat to fellow passengers. They had no idea what I was trying to tell them………

Waterloo mud dries rock hard and sand coloured. The sand pit opposite LHS is still easily found, if you know where to look


4th Cuirassier25 Aug 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

Blimey, I am liking your approach!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

You are a very sad person, if that is true.

In all seriousness, every fragment of mud contains one or two atoms, indeed even molecules, that were there on the day. Mind you, there is an argument about every breath you take contains atoms where were once taken in by Marylyn Monroe. (Yes, I know, but actually………)

Mrs Deadhead joined us for our third trip around the battlefield, but only because the weather forecast was anything but bucketing down. Maybe also because the Brussels hotel spa thing (you know…hot stones, facials, nails, waxes…no you do not want to know…) was booked for that day. It is for those with XX chromosomes of a certain age and income level.

So, third time, the two lads and 'er …oh and me….walked around the field. Bless her, she climbed into Hougoumont, she knew who Dan O'Herlighly was meant to be, she settled in that nice bar opposite where Le Cambronne once was. (That was an awful place, best demolished ). The day got hotter and the beer flowed. Train from Braine l'Alleud. Great day out. Still got the mud.

Even tonight Belgium is in the news as a target for terrorism………

Sick. Support these people, who need tourists.

Take home a handful of mud. I must be sad, but I often look at that canister, now half full and think……well…I just think.

I do know there were other battles in the Napoleonic Wars (Like Quatres Bras, Ligny, Wavre, indeed earlier than that, like the bridge at Charleroi) but…….they did not count.

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