Matte vs Pouring Medium

Jeepy84 Dec 27, 2017

  1. Jeepy84

    Jeepy84 TrainBoard Member

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    I've always heard use matte medium to reinforce natural tree armatures, but in my search for the cheapest I could find, I came across "pouring medium" by Liquitex. I guess it thins paint, which in my mind means it should be taken up by the plant cells that much easier. Anyone have thoughts or experience with this stuff or my reasoning?

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  2. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    You find a lot of ideas in model railroading that have come to be standard practice. But often it's because someone did something and didn't bother to try something different. I'd say go for it and report back. And, you may have found a better way to do it. ;)
     
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    Jeepy84 TrainBoard Member

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    That's a good point. Perhaps a small bottle would be worth the experiment.

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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes. It would....
     
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    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    I like this forum because every so often someone posts doing something totally new because they didn't know any different, and it worked. (y)
     
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    And if it doesn’t, and you are looking for a more cost effective Matte Medium, look for Modge Podge and your local craft store. I get mine at Michaels (they always have coupons on their web page I can pull up on my phone), I think I paid less than 5 bucks for my last bottle and I can make about 350 trees with that.
     

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