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  • Frans van Cuilenborg
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 4, 2000
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      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.

      Best regards,
      Frans van Cuilenborg

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jeffrey Masiello <neonflux@...>
      To: z_scale@onelist.com <z_scale@onelist.com>
      Date: 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
      >well too.
      >
      >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,
      light
      >> but stif surface. I hate styrofoam, that makes such a mess when you carve
      in
      >> it. I use plaster for stone sections but not to much because it gets so
      >> heavy.
      >>
      >> 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: z_scale@onelist.com <z_scale@onelist.com>
      >> Date: 4. januar 2000 13:16
      >> Subject: [z_scale] Fastening tree, poles and stuff...
      >>
      >> >From: gede@...
      >> >
      >> >Guys,
      >> >
      >> >I was wondering, how do you fasten details such as trees,
      telegraph-poles,
      >> >lamp-posts etc on the layout? I guess you could simply drill a few holes
      in
      >> >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
      >> advice/experiences?
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >Cheers GeDe, from a sunny and, for the season, warm Gothenburg, Sweden.
      >> >
      >> >>CraZy 'bout Zee!
      >> >
      >>
      >> > CraZy 'bout Zee!
      >
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