Snow Effects Spray
(Code for ordering: - 200m spray cans 49060)
The spray comes out very fast if the nozzle is fully depressed, so practise and develop a gentle spraying technique before applying to a model. It's easy to use and does not take long learn. Snow never hardens and is really only best used on fixed layouts. The Snow Effects spray looks just like real snow, see here.
Ensure all surfaces are clean, dry and free from grease. Mask areas of the model that are not to be sprayed. Spray over suitable protective sheets. Shake the can for at least one minute before use (and often while spraying). The can has to be warm to work effectively. A ball inside the can should rattle when the can is shaken. If the ball does not rattle, warm the can in your hands for about 5 minutes and then shake it vigorously. Keep doing this until you hear the ball and the can feels warm. The spray will come out very fast if the nozzle is fully depressed. As it hardens it will crack a little, just like real snow. When through spraying, invert can and spray for about one second to remove excess snow from nozzle. Should the plastic nozzle become blocked, remove it, place it in boiling water for a few minutes and it will clear. Wash hands after use. To remove from smooth surfaces, first scrape off any areas of large build-up, then rub with a clean cloth (furniture polish also helps to remove snow).
Snow may fall off the fine branches of trees when it hardens. This can be stopped by spraying the snow with a fine matt varnish fixative spray to glue it in place.
The three main methods of application are:-
1) Even Application Of Snow:
Alternately, simply point the nozzle as close or far from an object as you wish and press light or hard to achieve the effect you are after.
Never press the nozzle too hard - it comes out really fast.
CLICK AN IMAGE TO SEE SNOW EFFECT SPRAY USED ON A WORKING SNOW SCENE DIORAMA OF THE LYNTON AND BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY BRATTON FLEMING STATION IN 009