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Hello people, i want to base a large foam with sand just like this:
For this case i used a water+glue+paint+sand mix so at the end the sand was painted in the process. Now i want to base the foam whithout having to paint the sand because i want the real colour of the sand. So, what should i do? water+glue+sand does not look a viable option, maybe glue all the foam then sand it and finish it with a glue spray?
Last edited by mente enjambre; December 20th, 2007 at 15:17.
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I would say you have the right Idea. Start by shaping your foam and reaching the shape that you want. Then I would use either a PVA wash or something similar to that to seal the foam and then paint the foam itself before using a spray glue to adhere your sand to the foam. After the first coat of PVA glue dries to adhere the sand I would then coat it with another layer of PVA glue and let that dry so that the sand stays on the piece of terrain and not all over your work/play area.
I know that here in the states we have a company called Woodland Scenics that sells a decent premixed glue spray.
Last time I checked(and ive been doing this along time), you should buid the base and paint the foam rocks any color you want. Have all that finished and then just spread alot of white glue around on the foam and dump some dirt from outside on it. Turn the base upside down and tap the extra off and BAM! your done.
*WORD OF WARNING YOu say dirt so Im assuming your using outside dirt. Heat treat this dirt or you might end up with mites or god only knows what else living in your board. Just put it in the over at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes on a cookie tray and your done.
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Also to note... that white glue and sand can warp thin pieces of foam. Not sure how thick your base is but if it's less then two inches it may curl up a little, which is annoying because it will not be flush with the table anymore. To counter this mount the foam on some hard board or... just put an X of masking tape (connecting the 4 corners) this will prevent the corners from curling up when the glue dries.