I am wondering if you guys have tips on how to be able to place the glue more accurately (both in location and amount).
Would wood glue diluted a bit with water and using a brush work?
You can buy bottles that have very fine tube applicators to get into narrow spaces easily from various model suppliers. For example, in the UK, Metcalfe Models, who produce many HO and N gauge model railway pre-printed card buildings, sell these. Deluxe Materials make a specialist card glue, and their bottles come with a spare fine nozzle as standard, but the company also produces needle-nosed syringes which come with three different nozzle sizes for extremely fine work. There's a handy short article, with links to both these Deluxe Materials products, on the Gaugemaster website here. These or similar items should be available from model railway stockists and good model shops elsewhere in the world.
I'd avoid watering down any glue for use on card models, as water tends to warp the card, and may also damage the printed surface.
Post by bravesirkevin on Dec 16, 2015 3:14:52 GMT -9
I usually use a form of contact adhesive as PVA glues tend to warp things pretty badly and often take too long to dry. My usual technique is to use little bits of the offcuts from the printed sheet as a sort of improvised brush to apply the glue and while it can be quite messy on my work area my models generally land up coming out nearly perfect.
I generally put a bit of glue on a scrap piece of card and use a toothpick as an applicator for smaller tabs/finer work.
Ditto, but leave off the smaller tabs/finer work part. For PVA I always apply with a toothpick. I also use CA glue with the brush applicator. I would have used it for gluing spoked wheel halves together. Less tedious to apply and will add strength after drying. Less warpage concern, too.
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I use Staples white school glue and my fingertip for tabs, and Super77 spray glue for large flat surfaces. With something as cheap and watery as white glue, sometimes I put a THIN line on the tab and then smear it even thinner with my finger, or else I put a drop on a scrap piece of paper, dip my fingertip in it, then smear it onto the tab. I wipe my finger clean on a scrap piece of cardstock (I save a lot of scraps!). With Super77, sometimes I cover tabs that I don't want glued with scrap cardstock, or else I let it get sprayed, and I wipe it clean with my finger. Usually, the stuff can rub off by hand - it gums up on the paper and comes off. For example, for my WWG Terrainlinx posts, I use Super77 to do the sandwich fold, then I wipe the tab clean and use white glue to adhere that.
Post by cowboyleland on Dec 16, 2015 20:59:01 GMT -9
I sometimes let PVA get thicker by letting it sit out a bit (i.e. I pour out a blob on some scrap before I start cutting) Then apply it with a fine brush, dipping into the edge of the blob where the glue dries fastest. I dip the brush in water if I am going to put it down for a while and I'm afraid it will start to harden. If I use it sooner than I thought I wipe off the water before getting more glue on it.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
for regular stuff i also use the spread-by-finger method but for thin parts like the spoked wheels this leads to the glue being spread esp between the spokes. if i am then not able to pick up the part but move it a little on the mat the glue will get on the printed on areas.
i have taken a lot of good tips from this thread so far. for now i will try to get glue bottles with a fine nozzle. sounds the best for what i need.
i knew the nozzle glue for plastic sets, but did not think they have them for paper. at least i never noticed them. until today when i found these. had to try a few stores but an artist supply shop had them.
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9