dadavis' Orks

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Post by dadavis » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:37 pm

Ran into a new wrinkle... I've been using Elmer's white glue to glue down my basing material for years- never had a problem. I glue down railroad ballast, then paint a 1 to 1 mix of glue and water over the top to "seal" it. Once that's dry, I paint it, dry brush it, etc. I noticed with my latest bases that the ballast that has been glued and painted with glue is separating from the base as either a whole piece or as a half piece divided at the slot in the base. The bases are new. The glue is the same glue I've been using for years. I occasionally add a bit of water to keep it at a consistency I can work with. The ballast is the same.

I've tried re-gluing the parts that have come loose. I'm about 50% on the re-glue holding.

Any ideas on why it's started doing this and how to fix it?

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Post by solobassest » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:30 pm

When do you primer your model? Maybe the glue is not adhering to the primer.

How long is the primer drying before putting on the basing material? Sometime if the paint take longer than expected to dry in humid weather.

Just some thoughts hopes it helps.
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Re: dadavis' Orks

Post by dadavis » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:52 pm

I don't normally primer the base. I usually primer the separate model pieces and then assemble them on the base. If it's not a slotta base, the base is done before I add the figure. If it's a slotta base, I have it done except the slot. The slot's finished after the mini is attached.

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Re: dadavis' Orks

Post by dadavis » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:21 am

February Commitment's done.

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I was able to identify the cause of my basing problem and correct it... old glue! I didn't realize that Elmers white glue has a shelf life... Now I know.

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Post by Anpu-adom » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:14 pm

Something else... the bases could still have some mold release on them. I know a lot of people who scrub everything they get with a toothbrush and hot, soapy water just to make sure it all gets off. Metal, resin, plastic... they say it doesn't matter.

Really nice work, btw. Keep it up!

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Re: dadavis' Orks

Post by dadavis » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:06 am

Thanks for the compliment!

I'm just glad that the problem seems to be solved- I was a little worried I wouldn't get them done on time.

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Re: dadavis' Orks

Post by dadavis » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:02 am

March Commitment

The remaining Nobz for my Nobz mob. 1 Painboy, and 4 Nobz.

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Re: dadavis' Orks

Post by madfjohn » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:51 pm

he looking good keep it up . i want to see them all togeather
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Re: dadavis' Orks

Post by dadavis » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:24 pm

March finished... just in time (almost forgot the pictures)!

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Re: dadavis' Orks

Post by dadavis » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:32 pm

Here's my April commitment- a very OOP Deff Dread!

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