Super Dirt (Grade 0)


Grade 0

As we get it, no screening.    More info about grades


Super Dirt is just what it claims.  It doesn’t ball up when sprayed with water.  There are no ferrous particles.  No organic junk, no bugs, or salt.  You can call it clean dirt.  The tiny stones are a mix of larger cobbled or rounded river gravel with smaller particles being a mix of the same and angular sands with the remainder being finer grades of sand.

(4) lbs   (67) in^3        Will cover an area 24″ x 24″ x 1/8″ thick *

Ships in USPS Flat rate box

It’s the craftsman’s choice.

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What is Super Dirt?   “This is Super Dirt”, Well, that’s what I exclaimed when I first used this stuff.  I had a feeling it was going to be good looking when I poured it on my NH’s Hartford Roundhouse scene and I was right.  I’ve used all kinds of ground texturing materials over the years and by golly, the best one happened to be the real dirt.  OK, it’s not your average ordinary dirt.  In fact, it’s not real dirt.  Real dirt is what you find in your backyard.  Dirt is dirt.  It’s full of trash, organic material, metal particles, bugs and who knows what from 1900.  Not Super Dirt.  Super Dirt is actually an engineered soil.  This particular batch was ordered for some project that didn’t require as much as they thought they needed and it ended up at the place where I purchase my Hydrocal plaster.  I took one look at it and knew it would be perfect for my diorama and was sure others would think the same.  What I didn’t realize was how nice it was going to actually look.   Not only did it look great, but applying it was a breeze.  Not once did any of it “ball-up” when I sprayed it down with wet-water.  It just stayed in place and dried the same way I left it.  Mind you, it did dry a bit darker, but not much and it still looks fabulous.   Believe me, if I didn’t think this was the greatest dirt for modelers to ever come around, then I wouldn’t be trying to sell it.

* This is a mathematically derived value and is just an approximation under an ideal flat and level situation and may or may not end up being actual covering dimensions stated due to slight variations in thickness when spreading out.


Contains fine powder.

Care must be taken when handling any powdered substance.  This one contains cement and lime and silica that can be hazardous to your health if you don’t follow proper precautions.  A dust mask and goggles are highly recommended if you do any screening.  It is quite safe once the material is wet and glued into place.  No worse than dealing with a bag of regular Quick-crete ™  type of cement.   Keep out of reach of young children.

Avoid contact with skin.  Wash hands thoroughly after handling.  In case of eye contact,  immediately flush with water for 15 minutes, consult physician.  Use eye protection, gloves and protective clothing.


Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 5 x 1.5 in


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