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Just a simple question, when you are using matte varnish (the spray), do you put it on before or after gluing on the grass?
The way I do it. I Put 1 coat on the whole model before basing, then i use watered down white glue to put the flock/grass on followed by another layer of watered down glue to seal the grass down. After that I add 2-3 light layers of matte on the model to seal it up...water tight...
hope that helps
Unless you plan on 1/8 inch thick layer of varnish it doesn't really matter before or after. I'd varnish after to protect the whole model.
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you guys realise this is static grass right? the one that sticks up?
By the way, would super glue also work well for gluing down grass? i use it for basing the sand, and the stuff just does not come off.
Yes I realize your talking about static grass, all the layer of glue or varnish does after the fact is seal the grass to the base, applied properly it doesn't change or affect the look at all. super glue is fine to use for it, but it tends to have a whitening effect and is far more expensive than white glue which works just as well except for the longer drying time and white glue dries clear.
I matte varnish right over static grass, and as long as you use multiple thin layers, it is great! I did 4 light coats on my models and it was great for keeping the static grass from falling out as well.
If you are trying to get full varnish coverage in one spraying, it will clump on the grass in droplets. (Don't do this anyway, since heavy varnish looks gooey and wet).
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I base my model with sand and white glue first. When it dries, I apply a second layer of white glue on top of the sand. Now I am ready to prime the model (when the glue dries). I find the reason that static grass are falling out is mostly because the piece of sand they are attached to gets chipped off by unattended finger (nail). After I paint the model and dry brushed the sand, then I varnish my model using GLOSS varnish then dull it down with Matt varnish.. both are fairly watered down so I dont ever come across my first varnish incident (where my model were to enter in painting competition.. and I destroyed it on the night before with 2cm thick of gloss varnish). After all that's done and dried, then I apply small dabs of white glue randomly on the base where I am going to put the grass on.. sprinkle the static grass on with your fingers -- never dip it into the bucket of grass. Breath blow the excess off and you are done.. and that grass should never fall off unless you find some way to take off the entire based sand with it... in one piece.
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