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I posted this question on another site, but thought I'd post it here as well to get other opinions.
I need help with the best glue to use for my situation. I'm making hedgerows in 20mm, and am playing around with new ways to make them.
I found material that resembles the undergrowth that would be seen on hedgerows in Normandy, France. This material is tan in color, so I need to paint it. I plan on painting it brown to represent the color of branches. I then will glue brush or flock to represent all the leaves, plant life, etc. that grows over these brown branches.
Here's my problem. I want to paint the undergrowth brown first and mount it to the base. I need to then glue the flock/leaves, etc. onto this undergrowth. I'm afraid that the glue I use will either make the brown come off the undergrowth, or once it dries it will be an off color that coats and covers the undergrowth defeating the point of having it brown in the first place.
What sort of glue should I use that will be strong enough to keep all the flock/leaves attached to the undergrowth, but be clear in color so you can still see thisbtoen undergrowth?
Hi,not sure if you have tried this but it works good for me,it comes under many brands and has a number of applications.Wood glue is another name it comes under.The stuff that carpenters use.This stuff dries clear too and is water soluble so it cleans up easy and can be thinned to any consistency that you desire.I spray mine through a flower sprayer so i can make trees and hedges with flock, spices and foam. So it should work for what you want it for
fancy bumping into you here! It happens I am also planning to make bocage for 20mm as you might have read in the Elhiem forum.
The way I figure of doing this is that I first cover the whole trunk with white glue (=PVA glue) and flock the foliage bits with scatter material or herbs (I think sage seems to be of suitable size for 20mm.) After this has dried, I paint visible parts the trunk grey or dark brown and if necessary spray some green over the foliage. A final coat of varnish might be a good idea too.
I assume you're using seafoam or something similar? That's what I plan to use, and covering it with white glue will make it more sturdy and resistant to wear and tear I hope.
I would be happy to compare notes as our projects progress, either here,in the Elhiem forum or with emails.