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Offline Syphon

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Basing with sand
« on: December 12, 2021, 09:06:22 AM »
I use Bison white crafting glue to glue down my  basing materials but for some reason the sand never really sticks. For reference, I use the Galeforce Nine sand with teeny tiny pebbles in them. How on Earth (no pun intended, I assure you) do I make sure the damn sand sticks?
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Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Basing with sand
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2021, 01:54:39 PM »
I use plain white school glue. Lately I have gotten into the habit of priming the models first and then gluing down the sand.

Offline Brad

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Re: Basing with sand
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2021, 07:09:53 PM »
Haven't done it in years, but ISTR mixing the glue and sand into a thick sloppy goo before slapping it on.  Just having the glue underneath never worked for me.

Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Basing with sand
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2021, 10:34:35 PM »
Never had an issue using regular Elmer's glue, the school glue stuff.
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Offline Syphon

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Re: Basing with sand
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2021, 08:24:54 AM »
Haven't done it in years, but ISTR mixing the glue and sand into a thick sloppy goo before slapping it on.  Just having the glue underneath never worked for me.

I tried that. It was unworkable and wouldn't stick :(
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Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: Basing with sand
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2021, 01:09:47 PM »
Never had an issue using regular Elmer's glue, the school glue stuff.

Plus it is also delicious.  :-P

Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Basing with sand
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2021, 03:08:15 PM »
Can't say I have ever tried it, and won't.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra