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#1 fhaugh



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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:31 PM

 What kind of glue do you guys use for your basing materials?  I have grass flocking, Scale rocks, etc but I'm wondering which glue type is best for each.

#2 mgentile7



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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

Depending how you base you can use clear elmers glue or wood glue. If doing gravel as I typically play a city board I use the wood glue, then go over that with some woodland scenic - scenic cement, its just a watered down elmers glue but it dries flat and holds the gravel in place nicely.

#3 fhaugh



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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

 thanks, never would have thought of elmers…

#4 Dakkon426



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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

 Also elmers glue is sometimes reffered to as pva glue.

#5 Siouxfire



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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:47 PM

 I use undiluted PVA/Elmer's glue to fix ballast, sand and other bits to the base. You can dilute it a bit but if you work quick and are sparing, there's no need. Then I dilute 50/50 with water and use an eyedropper to fix it all once dry.

#6 drei



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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:19 AM

PVA works fine for me.

Sometimes even in a mix with water, black color and sand to create some kind of a paste,

which is fine to hold some small terrain bits like skulls, weapons to appear half buried in the ground…



#7 green_lumux



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:48 AM

 I'll chime in and add my voice to elmer's!! 

I picked up a 2L jub several years ago, and I'm STILL using it! And that AFTER I based a 8 foot urban ruins table, and probably close to 200 miniatures. 

I have used cyanoacrylite, but that stuff can be dangerous if you're not in a well ventilated area… AND, if you're drilling/carving into it, it can ignite and make caustic gas. 

Found that out the hard way. :S

#8 Bartali



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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:42 AM

 Whichever PVA based glue you can get the cheapest

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