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Sittin’ gritty: Good scale sand

RELATED TOPICS: DIORAMAS
For those who build dioramas or who build lifelike scenes as model displays, finding scale sand can be frustrating. I use two sources: sandblasting sand and eroded sandstone.

Sandblasting sand is available from online sources in a number of grit grades. Based on your scale, you should be able to find the right sandblasting sand to meet your needs.

Sandstone naturally erodes into incredibly fine sand. This can be found naturally in many locations. However, if you don’t have any handy, ask a modeling buddy (you can find them on the FSM forum and other online spots) who has access to natural sandstone to harvest some for you. Then, all you have to do is screen out debris and you’re good to go.

Tip submitted by:

Ned Barnett
Las Vegas, Nev.

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