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I've seen some pics of buildings etc. using those bendy straws for pipes and I'm planning on doing the same on a piece of scenery im making. But how do I get them on there? Do I just glue the end of the straw to the box (don't think this'd work) or do I cut a hole in the box to slide the straw into? Any help would be appreciated. ^_^
Both of the methods you mentioned work fine. I hotglue on into place and then later use the snow i put on my scenery to hide the glue.
Ok I'll just make an attempt at gluing the straws right on. If it turns out good I'll post some pictures.
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Well thats what happens when you assume the title of Mad model master, you're jsut that awesome ^.^
Last edited by Guant; April 22nd, 2008 at 00:11.
agreeing with my peer here, I will explain how I put mine on.
Before you glue the straws in, bend them into the shape you want them on your terrain piece. Making sure that you got all the "bendy parts" in the right shape/place (those little folds are buggers to push back into place straight if you go too far)
Then what I do, is grab some sculpey or milliput or something of the ilk. ROll it out into thin tubes itself.
then slide it up into the straw. push until the sculpey begins to bend from resistance, then push HARDER.
THen I use a scupling tool, or a greenstuff tool and begin to spackle it into the end, pushing it deeper and deeper, making it fill in any voids the thin cord of scuply left i nthe straw.
Do this from both ends. Once you feel the straw/pipe is "full", push the ends in a bit, leaving a bit of a hole on each end (this is the superglue pocket)
Squirt your preferred choice of glue in the pockets and place.
THe sculpey will stay in the straw and prevent friends or yourself from crushing the straw from frequent use of the terrain piece, or it getting mashed when picking it up or putting it away.
Hope this helps.
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