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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2007 - 07:46 AM UTC
Don Franklin provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to make sandbags out of Miliput.

Miliput Sandbags Feature

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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2007 - 12:01 PM UTC
I've heard of this method before but never came across an SBS as detailed as this. Well done and thanks for the tips. Now it's time for me to dig out the milliput!

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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 01:59 AM UTC
A good article, but he says that sand bags aren't made from burlap anymore. Not true. I was still drawing burlap sand bags from supply when we crossed the berm into Iraq. They might be phasing them out, but they are stil out there. Once again, good article. "Q"
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 01:53 PM UTC
whats with the huge holes (where u fill it)
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 03:39 PM UTC
I've heard about this use before, but never seen the finished sand bags. I like what you did and your step by step instruction will aid me greatly when I attempt to model some. Thanks!
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Rigas, Latvia
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 12:50 PM UTC

Well, this is something that i can imagine very well, because the world before the modeling in my life was made of plasticine figures, houses and vehicles. I think that another way to make real-looking sand bags is to give them just a pillow-shaped form - without shaping the top of the bag, aslo ithe form of the bags may be uneven if you like. Then you can add to the Miliput bags the texture using some cloth with sharp pattern - maybe silk or nylon. Just press the cloth a little to make a print marks on the sandbag. I don't know the features of Miliput substance, but for me it looks like plasticine.