“Communication Chief Lizbeth informed me that we were receiving an automated distress signal from a terra forming station on the planetoid LV-426. While not exactly on our current flight path we were the closet ship available to investigate....”
AMMO by Mig Jimenez offers a plethora of finishing and diorama accessories for just about any modeling need: paints, static grass, scenic plants, and pliable terrain among others. One such item is from their Terra Form Premium Textures line of acrylic base ground textures. Case in point is item 2178: Road Sand.
For those that are not that familiar, AMMO's line of products has previously produced a series of ground textures (mud, concrete, etc.) that trend toward a somewhat course texture. The products in the Premium Textures line are similar to those, but with what appears to be a finer grain. When applied, these products make for a much smoother and, for me, more realistic surface.
All these textures are acrylic based so they can be thinned with water. Which is especially helpful when it comes to tidying up as you can also do so with H2O. Another feature of the acrylic base is that these textures can be combined with acrylic paints to fashion custom colors, patterns, or staining.
My thanks to AMMO/MIG and IPMS/USA for the review copy.
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P.S. Extra points for getting the 'Aliens' reference earlier.