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A sand/flock mix works realy well with my colour scheme, but im absolutetly hopeless at actuly sticking the stuff onto the base. When i use PVA glue on its own its to thick and i cant spread it round the feet of my model without actuly sticking it to the model's feet. When i water down the PVA glue it runs and clumps around the models feet. How do i get flock onto the base without covering over the models feet and how do i remoove the stuff once ive messed up, at the moment i use a full sink and a toothbrush to get the stuff off.
The trick is to mix enough water in the glue to help it flow better but not too much to make it runny. You could also try super glue. I wish I could give you exact measurements but it is really determined by how much you mix up. It can be done however. Keep experimenting with adding just a little water, then a little more until you get the flow you want. I apply mine with an old crappy brush that is basically stuck together at the end and just push the glue to the areas I want.
Hope this helps a little.
I just pour some PVA onto a nearby surface, and then use a bit of wire to spread it around the base. With care, not difficult at all.
I use a dead drybrush to spread the glue. Give it a good rinse afterwards if you intend on using it afterwards.Originally posted by SableWyvern@Jan 24 2005, 09:45
I just pour some PVA onto a nearby surface, and then use a bit of wire to spread it around the base. With care, not difficult at all.[snapback]310367[/snapback]
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I was just thinking that there are several other things you could try out as well. For instance you could clip the "tab" off the models feet and pin it directly to the base. That way you can build up the base first and even paint the base and model separate then attach it to the base. This is pretty much what I do now. With plastic models you can even get away with building up the base and leaving at least a small amount of plastic surface in which to attach the models with plastic cement.
If you leave the miniatures on the tabs or glue them directly to the base you could try a flocking gel - which is basically a glue that has the "rock" texture mixed in. It isn't as runny as glue and easier to apply without getting all over the model. When dry you get a muddy, ashwaste looking ground. if you glued a few larger pieces of rock onto it you could paint it up convincingly as regular earth.
Hope these ideas help out!
I tend to use cheap superglue (saving the good stuff for actually gluing my models together). I put on a few drops and spread it around with a toothpick. Once the glue is coated over the top of the base, I pour on my flock. After it dries for a few minutes, I can always add more or put other things on top (like rubble, body parts, etc..)
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