Re: Fastening tree, poles and stuff...
- Yes, exactly as you say the bulge from the glue can just be shaped a little
and putting on some green to look right. When using the glue for lamp post
etc. it may be an idea to glue from underneath.
Frans van Cuilenborg
From: Jeffrey Masiello <neonflux@...>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 4. januar 2000 13:47
Subject: Re: [z_scale] Fastening tree, poles and stuff...
>From: Jeffrey Masiello <neonflux@...>light
>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: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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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