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wsdimenna
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posted on Jan 6, 2012 12:13 AM:
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FusionFiber is here. Manufactured in a base white color, it will tint consistently across the complete palette. From the deep loam of rich farm land, yellow sandstone, Colorado purple, or a rock cut grey of PA, FusionFiber will give the same consistent result every time.

The product has all the qualities you have come to expect:

Extended drying time-no time line for detailing the scene

Easy color mixing with powdered tints or acrylics prior to spreading

Adhesive is in the product

Re-hydrates to allow for later detailing additional covers.

Applies Vertically

Mess-free

Easy

Topsoil for your layout

Bill D


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On smooth foam surfaces we use adhesive drywall tape to give bite to make spreading easy. Can be spread over cardboard, wood, plastercloth (for the converts in progress). Leave holes in plaster cloth, better if its not smooth.

 
wsdimenna
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Simple Test for water/fiber ratio

50% fiber to water guideline is a function how tightly packed fiber is in the container. Often ones initial mix has too much water which substantially increases drying time and doesn't spread well.

Below is a mixture of tinted fiber with proper amount of water. A good simple way to test for proper consistency is too take a teaspoon full and hold it vertical. The fiber will adhere to the teaspoon and there will be no dripping water.





Turn pail or cup on its side. If water pools at base then add more fiber
 
wsdimenna
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posted on Jan 31, 2012 09:41 AM:
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One of the great things about Fusionfiber is its ability to accept multiple layers of ground cover without need to add additional glue.
In photos below Fusionfiber was tinted to a light brown with burnt umber. The dirt road was made with Scenic Express earth blend and fine dirt.




The owner wanted to add some gravel to keep the dust down. Scenic Express #40 ballast was added and then misted with wet water.





After completely drying you can vacuum it.
 
wsdimenna
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Late Sunday at the Great Scale Model show Jim E at Scenic Express brought over his new static grass gun (Flockit) and we did a quick test on the demo piece we were doing. The 6mm grass was used. It was done over an area that already had a bit of green medium cover on it.

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Went back to the man cave and did a quick test on fresh wet spread of FusionFiber.





Since once dry FusionFiber mats can be peeled off a foam base, this technique now allows one to make mats of static grass for placement on out of reach layout spaces.


 
wsdimenna
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posted on Oct 6, 2012 12:28 PM:
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no plaster, no hydracal, no glue. This is after vacuuming the excess.

No cracking or chipping to worry about. will not get the grey dull look from over gluing.







 



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