placing figures

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by austin1960, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. austin1960

    austin1960 New Member

    Any advice on placing plastic figures on the various “scenic-ed” landscapes? --Ballast, vegetation, plastic bases of structures…

    Do you use glue? What kind? Do you prepare the substrate?

    What about horses and cows that have no base, but only four tiny hooves?

    I am modeling in n-scale.

  2. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    I got a tip to use a minute amount of green florists putty, it works pretty good.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I use Woodland Scenics Accent Glue. But I find that this glue is stronger than a lot of the glue holding down my scenery and stronger than the paint on my platforms. My various animals have bits of ground foam or other material stuck to their hooves.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I also use the Accent Glue. It allows you to re-position the figures several times, too, so you can move the figures around every once-in-a-while. This guy, below, has been trying to get into his car now for a couple of years, although he may be somewhat confused since I switch the vehicle every so often. :-D:p

  5. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member


    tacky glue from the craft stores works well, it's basically thick white glue. it keeps the citizens of Gorre county, over in the logging minning and industrial section happily in place, and is reversable.

    Bill Nelson
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Which guy? :confused::confused::confused::confused:
  7. erniemiller2

    erniemiller2 New Member

    Elmers white glue works best for me. No trace when it dries.
  8. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Give him a break, Jeff. :rolleyes: He waited over 6 months for you to make a comment. Maybe he got tired. :p:mrgreen: Or maybe somebody moved him. sign1

  9. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    as does the tacky glue, which is thicker, and holds the guys in place faster

    that is especially nice in tricky settings like this one, a group photo scene

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  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I have used both tacky glue and plastic glue depending on what the figure is going on. I also cut down on the base when a figure is on one. The figures will stand up with just a little glue, even without a base.

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