View Full Version : Sealing painted terrain and static grass?
11-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Hey all, I just had a quick question I was thinking about over the last couple of days. I picked up a citadel wood set on ebay for cheap to use in my Hordes matches and recently got it basecoated and after a friend brought it to my attention realized I might have a problem. Since it does act as a forest terrain models will be entering and exiting the area frequently. I was planning on sealing it so I' m not constantly expected to retouch everything up. However what kind of Sealant should I use so the natural terrain, wood and stone, looks natural? Also If i seal before I apply static grass will it stick firmly to the sealant? Or do I have to glue on the grass then seal? I'm a little confused as to what the best course of action here would be, any help is appreciated, thanks!
12-01-2009, 05:57 AM
For terrain I like to seal it with a spray on gloss then do two coats of Krylon Matte UV spray. Also I'd stick the grass down then seal it if you don't you'll ind up with static grass that comes up and sticks to everything.
12-01-2009, 06:26 AM
One cheap solution for sand/flock/gras terrain features is thinned down PVA glue. I mean really thinned down like that (funny) 0.2% fat milk you used to have in US.
You can spray it with a water spraying can from your local flower shop onto the board/terrain bases.
Doesn't know if it works for heavily painted features like stones or similar.
12-01-2009, 05:46 PM
Too much thinned glue can clump up on the static grass. I'll agree with using thinned glue, but then 24-48 hours later, follow it up with Krylon gloss then two coats of matte coat. Krylon gloss is harder and more durable, but the matte keeps the surface dull and natural looking. This is what I've done to almost all of the terrain I've made and it's held up quite well.
12-03-2009, 10:01 AM
I either use watered down white glue (2 parts water, 1 part glue) or I carefully spray on Testor's Dull Coat.
12-08-2009, 09:01 AM
i would/have put the static grass on first then seal it.
sealing it i use testors dulcote & various RC airplane sealents.
i dont have ny of the cans ATM but they varey check with the local RC planes/helo club or store ..
if it can put up with the riggors of flying & the traveling those models go though .. it works for terrian ... its what i used on my mining table walls.
12-08-2009, 12:29 PM
my understanding is that dulcotes aren't great for varnishing a model, you really need to use a clearcote and then a dull in order to get good protection
I'd recommend against krylon varnish, it has a SLIGHT yellow tinge to it which will show up over anything that needs to be white.
12-10-2009, 12:39 PM
With PretiJewel (http://privateerpressforums.com/member.php?u=2858) on this one -- I do the exact same thing. I use the watered down pva, gloss, and then matte. Makes your terrain incredibly durable.
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