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Sticking "Grass" to plastic.
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PostPosted: August 1st, 2017, 2:14 am 
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I am building two 1/12 Airfix Figures, The Show Jumper and the Bengal Lancer X2 and need to adhere a sheet of paper backed grass to the plastic bases. What I would like to know is what adhesive to use to stick it down? I have Aialdite, contact adhesive,
or plastic crment.
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Sticking "Grass" to plastic.
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Maybe just a thin coat of good old PVA.

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I would agree with Nigel if the bases are relatively flat. If not then a thin coat of Araldite should sort it! Pritstick might be worth a try too

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PVA won't stick sheet grass to plastic. Try a smearing of UHU or Bostick type glue. Afterwards; spray the grass with hairspray or varnish to keep the grass on the paper.

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Try primer first on the plastic then the grass sheet will stick using PVA because the primer will allow the PVA glue to grip on the plastic.

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Forget the models, just smoke the grass :lol:

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Neil Wellman wrote:
Forget the models, just smoke the grass :lol:


That made I larf :-D

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I'm sure I used PVA to stick down this grass mat
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