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(Login MKarnowka) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 18.104.22.168
I bought two bags of Woodland Senics gravel in two different texture grades for my diorama and I was wondering which adhesive was best to use to have the stuff stick to the diorama base, which is the plaster sheet I draped over. I saw Woodland Senics sells their own adhesive, but it looked like nothing more than diluted white glue in a $5 container, so I'd ask here before buying it. Maybe Walhter's Goo is another solution? Thanks for any ideas, MK
(Login JohnHobson) Missing-Lynx members 22.214.171.124
April 26 2006, 1:51 PM
For large areas on a diorama for attaching groundwork i use "white glue" which maybe known as wood glue, elmers(?) in the states or i know it a PVA. cheap and cheerful - you can usually buy it in a big litre tub if you look in a paint shop (as it can be mixed with emulsion to make semi-gloss paint).
Alternatively, you could try and source "no more nails" which is like a beasty mega-strong version of white glue.
For the ballast you mentioned, i would mix it with 2 parts white glue and one part water, plaster it on your base, then, when dry, give it a few coats of matt varnish to get rid of the gloss glue surface.
Tim McGill (Login pantherlvr44) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
April 27 2006, 4:39 PM
.... is the best to use. What John said is correct, however, what I have done is to use about 1/2 and 1/2 water and PVA glue. Mix it up really well and put it in a spray bottle like you get when you buy Windex or some other cleaner. Spray the solution on the gravel and give it a few good coats... you can even let it pool a little. The water will dry and the ground work will be well stuck!!
Put a matt spray on it to get rid of the gloss and you are all set.
Hope this helps.