WS Scenic Cement

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by rockislandmike, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    I've been using Woodland Scenics' "Scenic Cement" that you can spray on. I'm almost out, and thinking I could probably do the same thing with just white glue and water (as that seems to be the predominant ingredients). Anybody experiment with this and has suggestions as to ratios ????
  2. TerryR

    TerryR Member

    I would start with 50/50 which I vaugely remember hearing somewhere. Then add more glue or water until it looks right. :)

    You should also add a couple of drops of liquid soap to help it penetrate.
  3. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Woodland Scenics "Scenic Cement" is based on acrylic matte medium which dries flat rather than gloss, which is what white glue dries to.
    I have mixed matte medium with water to a 40-60 mixture with a drop of wetting agent and that has given me a mix almost identical to scenic cement.
    That being said, I find that white glue mixed 50-50 with water works every bit as well as scenic cement or matte medium for most scenery application as most scenery is not affected, appearance wise when it dries.
    Also, white glue is much less expensive, as I get it from the local building supply store by the gallon.
    If you wish to use matte medium, you can get it from any artists supply store.
    Happy modeling and Cheers!

  4. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Thanks, Terry. That worked great !!!!!!!
  5. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Glad to have been of help Mike, Have a great one:).

  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    I use wood glue. Just straight. Paint it on with a 1" brush, then sprinkle. Sprinkle some more, then sprinkle some more. I put my groundcover on pretty think, and in layers, and different shades etc. I then get a bottle of 50/50 (glue/water) mix with a nozzle, and "drip" this all over it. It looks like a white snowstorm hit the joint, but it dries fabulously, and no shine (cause of the thickness of the groundcover I use). I also need to use that much glue to soak through the layers of groundcover. Any less than what I explained, and the ground cover just brushes off when it dries.

  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Heya woodie; are those Ramblers?
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    In the top pic, it's a black '57 Ford Customline, a maroon '62 FB Holden, and a '71 HQ Holden.

    Holdens are Australian cars.

    Actually, the new Pontiac GTO is a Holden. The latest model Monaro (as it is called here).

    Designed and built here, and exported to the US as the Pontiac GTO.

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