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  • Description

    Specially formulated for adding color to Plaster Cloth, Flex Paste, foam, wood, plaster and papier mache terrain models. Our product is non-toxic, water-soluble, removable and you can create custom colors.

    4 fl oz (118 mL)

  • Earth Colors

    See how to use Earth Color™ Liquid Pigments to color plaster castings, such as rocks, portals, retaining walls and culverts.

    Color Plaster Rocks With Earth Colors Liquid Pigments

    Kim shows you how to color any rock with the simple Leopard Spot system. Use this system to realistically model the rocks, boulders, outcroppings and other rocky formations located in any geographic location.

    How To Color Tunnel Portals, Retaining Walls and Culverts

    Kim walks you through the easy process of using Earth Colors Liquid Pigments to color culverts, retaining walls and tunnel portals realistically.

  • Made in the USA

    Made In The USA Woodland is committed to a business practice, which supports the economy of our local community.

    We manufacture the vast majority of our products at our Linn Creek, Missouri manufacturing plant, which also houses our product development, package and creative design, marketing, sales and customer service operations.

    Many of the products or parts of the products we manufacture overseas, come back home for packaging and shipping by Woodland employees.

    When you purchase Woodland Quality Brands, you support American manufacturing working in balance with a global economy to support American jobs.

    Safety Warning

    -Model making product. Not a toy! Not suitable for children under 14 years!

    -Produit pour le modélisme. Pas un jouet! Pas adapté aux enfants de moins de 14 ans!

    -Producto para modelismo. No es un juguete! No adecuado para niños menores de 14 años!

    -Modellbauartikel. Kein Spielzeug! Nicht geeigent für Kinder unter 14!

    ASTM Certified

    Woodland Quality Brands is committed to manufacturing superior quality, safety-tested products. All of our modeling materials are evaluated by a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Approved Toxicologist to ensure they meet the standards for art materials set out by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International, if applicable. "ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence." For more information about ASTM International, visit

    • Can I paint over cured Realistic Water or Deep Pour Water and then pour another layer of Realistic Water or Deep Pour Water over it?

      You can apply Water Undercoat, or 100% acrylic paint, on fully cured Realistic Water or Deep Pour Water and then pour another layer over it. 

    • How do I tint Water Effects™?

      You can use our Water Tint which is specially formulated to tint Deep Pour Water, Realistic Water and Surface Water. Or you can mix a small amount of Earth Colors® Liquid Pigment or water-soluble paint into Water Effects™ before applying.

    • What color pigments do you suggest I use on Tunnel Portals and Walls to make them look realistic?

      The photo of the Single Track Timber Portal, shown on the website is a good example of a realistic Tunnel Portal. We used Burnt Umber for the main color and then applied a wash using a thin solution of Black. You could also use Stone Gray  as an accent.

      Click here to view a demonstration on painting Portals, Retaining Walls and Culverts.

    • I purchased all of your Earth Colors pigments. Would you please suggest the pigments that would be good for basic rock coloring?

      We typically suggest Yellow Ocher, Burnt Umber and Black for generic rock coloring, however different geographic locations have rocks of different color so choose the pigments that best represent the area you are modeling.
      The Leopard Spot technique is our favorite method for coloring rocks. It is a simple technique that yields realistic results. Start with the suggested dilution ratios. If darker colors are desired, add additional pigment to washes.
      -Dilute 2 different secondary colors, 1-part pigment to 16-parts water. Color suggestions: Yellow Ocher and Burnt Umber.
      -Dilute a third pigment for a dominate color, 1-part pigment to 32-parts water. Color suggestion: Black.
      Start with the lightest secondary rock color. Using a foam brush, dab first color randomly over 1/3 of rock. Rinse brush. Dab the next secondary color randomly over a different 1/3 of rock. Rinse brush. Leave approximately 1/3 of the rock white. 
      Brush and dab the dominate Black Wash over the entire rock face. The Black Wash pulls the colors together. When dry, seal rock colors with Scenic Cement (S191) and let dry. Then, brush on a less diluted Black Wash (1:16) to accentuate rock detail. Spray again with Scenic Cement to seal.

      Click here to view a video on coloring rocks.

    • My Lightweight Hydrocal will not take the Liquid Pigments in some areas of my terrain?

      Some natural shading should occur when painting your Lightweight Hydrocal surface with Liquid Pigments. However, if the surface is not absorbing pigment and remains white, those areas probably have been contaminated with glue or another substance.

    • Can the Liquid Pigments be applied with an airbrush? If so should it be diluted?

      Yes, Earth Colors Liquid Pigments can be applied with an airbrush. Diluting the pigments is done primarily to adjust the shade of the color. Leave it full concentrate for the darkest color and add water to achieve lighter results.

    • I have your Timber Single Portal HO Scale. How do you paint it to make it look like wood?

      For a realistic timber appearance, we recommend using Earth Colors Liquid Pigment - Burnt Umber and Black. Dilute 1-part Burnt Umber with 8-parts water and brush over the entire Portal as a base color. Over the Burnt Umber, apply a black color-wash. Dilute 1-part Black with a approximately 32-parts water. Brush and dab on the black wash, letting it seep into all the crevices. Adjust amount of water for desired look.
      For the box photo, we brushed on a less diluted black wash above the tunnel opening to model the build-up of train smoke. 

      Click here to view a demonstration on painting Timber.

    • What is the best way to model sand?

      Place fine grade Talus in a plastic bag and seal it. On a safe surface, tap Talus with a hammer until desired consistency is achieved. It can also be colored with Earth Colors Liquid Pigment to achieve the desired color of sand.

    • Is there any specific type of paint you recommend to paint the plaster cloth after it has been applied to the layout?

      We recommend using Earth Colors Liquid Pigment, Earth Undercoat or Green Undercoat. They yield realistic results and are formulated to blend naturally with our Turf products.

      Click here to view how to paint Plaster Cloth surface with Earth Colors.

    • What is the difference between Woodland Scenics Liquid Pigment and common acrylic paint?

      Earth Colors Liquid Pigment colors like stain. They are easily absorbed into porous surfaces, such as Plaster Cloth and plaster-based products.

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