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Anyone tried True Scene Modeling Fiber

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Anyone tried True Scene Modeling Fiber
Posted by skray775 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:38 PM

About a year ago I purchased a bag of True Scene at at a train show and just got around to giving it a try this week.  They have a video on the web site that explains how to use it http://www.truescene.com/

This product pretty much replaces the latex pain and scenery glue (matte medium) with a spreadable glue impregnated fiber.

In the first picture you can see the fiber like material spread onto the foam... It is the consistency of tuna fish without the smell!  LOL 

Here is the scene (back side of the tracks) with a few layers of covering.  One nice thing about this product is that you don't have to spray glue from a mist bottle, just wet water.  It also takes washes like the rock wash so you can color area's as you aplly the foam. 

So far I like it! It seems like a time save and gives you plenty of time to work the scene.

The front lower left of this scene was done with the traditional latex paint over foam. The front lower right is bare hardshell

Kelly

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:24 AM

Have not heard of it, let alone tried it, but it looks lake a good product.

LION (on previous layout) used papier mache (go ahead, you find a spelling for that) that him made from newspaper dust, wall paste glue and tints from a paint store. It went on very quickly and nicely and if the LAZY LION would ever have finished that layout it might have looked very good. Ah... but it did dry with gaps but that's ok because the finished coverings would have covered that, it also shrank and curled a bit when it dried, and if it was too close to the ROW would lift up and try to snag a passing train.

Present layout is SUBWAY LAYOUT, him kneads no mountains, leastwise not where they will trip trains.

ROAR

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Posted by cacole on Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:36 AM

We've used it on our HO scale club layout.  I don't think it was called True Scene when we purchased it.

The bag indicates that it's original purpose was as a sound-deadening wall covering that could be applied with a paint roller, and that it is shredded cloth fibers with a glue mixture, and comes in various colors.

We added some white glue, acrylic paint, and casting plaster to the mix because it wasn't the color we really wanted on the layout.  It takes a long, long time to dry, depending on how thick a layer you use.

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Posted by bogp40 on Friday, December 28, 2012 6:46 AM

Sounds like a lot of the homemade "ground goop" formulas that many have come up with.

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Posted by skray775 on Monday, December 31, 2012 10:14 PM

I used it again and am happy with the results.  The first section dried in 48 hours and as advertised the ground cover is stuck in place with only a spray from wet water. 

I spread it pretty thin, about 1/8".  I did not use the fiberglass drywall tape over the foam like on the video, Instead I used a shureform tool and just roughed up the surface of the foam.... Another time saver.  Before I would need to sand the foam semi smooth before I applied the latex paint.  

I really like the way it takes color washes and the relaxed time frame for working with a scene. The rock formation on the left side of the picture is just the material spread on the foam with rock wash dribbled down the face.

Kelly

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Posted by hornblower on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 6:33 PM

Kelly,

Thanks for the information regarding the use of Fusion Foam.  I saw the YouTube video of this product and was intrigued.  Unfortunately, I knew nothing of the product beyond the video.  I will try to find some of this product at the Great Train Expo next weekend.

Hornblower

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