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Treemendus Earth Powder
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 12:06 PM UTC
Henk Meerdink takes a look at Earth Powder, a ground cover product by Treemendus.

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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 02:27 PM UTC
Henk,
One question, it the product organic or synthetic?
I ask because it looks like a bag of sifted, clean dirt.
I'd be interested to know if it was something non-organic.

Thanks for the review,
Cheers,
Charles
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 11:52 PM UTC
Nice - I like to see options for techniques.
Thanks for the review
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 01:37 AM UTC
Having had my hands on the product samples from Treemendus I was very impressed with the majority of their product lines. Henk you have done a great job of reviewing this product and I like your approach.


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Henk,
One question, it the product organic or synthetic?
I ask because it looks like a bag of sifted, clean dirt.
I'd be interested to know if it was something non-organic.



Charles I wait to be corrected but when I spoke to the company owner I believe he said it was organic, Also from when I was at school its not dirt its soil.
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 04:26 AM UTC

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Charles I wait to be corrected but when I spoke to the company owner I believe he said it was organic, Also from when I was at school its not dirt its soil.



Oops! I stand corrected! Whatever it is, soil/dirt organic/non-organic it looks pretty darn good in Henk's photos.
I've been looking for the brand at my LHS but have yet to find it so I can see their products 'in person'

Cheers,
Charles
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 08:36 AM UTC
Henk,

I too "ditto" the sentiments...nice review and looks really good on your display. This is a company I will look much closer at when I begin my Über railroad dio....

Thanks!

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 10:24 AM UTC
This is going to sound daft no matter how I write it, so straight in with both feet, to get a nice dirt/soil I use very fine green scatter then paint it, the problem being, its too fine, and I find myself adding more with glue to build up a rough surface (not all surfaces are smooth) after reading through the Earth Powder I was wondering especially after seeing the photo's where there's a layer of soil with some heavy items resting on top and within the dirt, would you in fact constantly add to this to build up the layers of dirt, would you also need at some stage to paint this material a different shade of dirt, if yes to any of these questions, there's little point in buying the product other than having something that's fine and coloured brown.
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 01:24 PM UTC
Alec looking at the second picture it would appear to have a mix of grain size.

I do not believe Treemendus currently have a US distributer, so if you keep asking for it hopefully someone will start to import it.
Henk
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 11:35 PM UTC
The material does consist of very fine, differnt size particles, and can be applied in as many, or few, layers as required to achieve the effect you want. The pictures show what it looks like after a single layer, on a flat base.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 09:41 AM UTC
Firstly can I say a huge THANK YOU to Henk for his product reviews, you have presented them superbly, cheers.

The "earth" product is mainly a natural substance but has a few extras added to give it its texture and to enable it to react to scenic glue the way it does. It is simple to use and as Henk says this is how it looks straight out of the bag even in one thin layer. It is really effective also when used over a pre shaped "terrain" - trenches, shellholes and ruts in lanes etc.

Thanks for your interest.

Anthony - TREEMENDUS