RE: Fastening tree, poles and stuff... using white glue
- Another good way also is to use standard white glue. Drill a hole to the
tree, put little glue in the hole and place the tree.
This will work well on trees, but may be not so good on poles.
It need a little longer time to set than hot glue, but it blends better into
the landscape than the "blank" hot glue. With hot glue you also will have a
lot of small thin long strings all over your layout(In general I use hot
glue very much, specially when gluing rock castings to styrofoam, before I
cover the space between the castings with plaster.)
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[mailto:masiello@...]On Behalf Of Jeffrey Masiello
Sent: 4. januar 2000 13:47
Subject: Re: [z_scale] Fastening tree, poles and stuff...
From: Jeffrey Masiello <neonflux@...>
Hot Glue or hot glue gun. either is fine. I have seen where some people
try to glue from underneath to avoid a bulge at the base of their trees.
O find this can make a nice root section though. The glue holds really
Frans van Cuilenborg wrote:
> From: "Frans van Cuilenborg" <frans.van.cuilenborg@...>
> I am using the folowing method;
> I build the terrain with aluminum wire mesh covered with 5 to 6 layers of
> just kitchen paper. I cover this with a kind of filt which I cover with
> whatever you need to make gras, stone etc. This makes a rather strong,
> but stif surface. I hate styrofoam, that makes such a mess when you carvein
> it. I use plaster for stone sections but not to much because it gets sotelegraph-poles,
> To add poles I just make a hole big enough to stick the pole (lamppost,
> tree) through and glue it with hot-glue. (Is that the correct name in
> English?. You just heat a stick of glue with a kind of pistol)
> Best regards,
> Frans van Cuilenborg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gede@... <gede@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
> Date: 4. januar 2000 13:16
> Subject: [z_scale] Fastening tree, poles and stuff...
> >From: gede@...
> >I was wondering, how do you fasten details such as trees,
> >lamp-posts etc on the layout? I guess you could simply drill a few holesin
> >the scenery, but what if the surface is not thick enough to give you the--
> >stability needed? I am planning to use cardboard profiles, covered with
> >some sort of wire-mesh and strips of cloth or paper soaked in plaster.
> >Is it still possible to drill holes and fasten things? Any
> >Cheers GeDe, from a sunny and, for the season, warm Gothenburg, Sweden.
> >>CraZy 'bout Zee!
> > CraZy 'bout Zee!
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