Attaching figures to layout

The old fashion way is to drill a small hole in the foot, or whatever (you can remove it from the layout), take a straight pin and cut to length, drill the same size hole into the layout board, glue the pin into the foot or whatever, when it dries, place the figure into the hole and your done. You can also glue the portion that has the pin in it to the layout. The great thing is if one foot is up in the air, it will look so real and best of all, it won't fall over!

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I use a product called Loctite which is a removable putty used to hang things on walls. I very tiny amount on the feet (see figure laying down) will make a figure stick on just about any surface (like the figure on the left). The nice thing is that it is not permanent and rubs right off and can be used over and over again. So you can easily move figures. You can get it at Walmart in the office supply section. One package would probably do a least a 100 figures. I also use this when I spray paint small parts - I put a small bit on the back of the part and stick it on a sheet of cardboard - I can easily hold the cardboard and the small part does not get blown away by the air pressure of the spray gun.

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I use a product called Loctite which is a removable putty used to hang things on walls. I very tiny amount on the feet (see figure laying down) will make a figure stick on just about any surface (like the figure on the left). The nice thing is that it is not permanent and rubs right off and can be used over and over again. So you can easily move figures. You can get it at Walmart in the office supply section. One package would probably do a least a 100 figures. I also use this when I spray paint small parts - I put a small bit on the back of the part and stick it on a sheet of cardboard - I can easily hold the cardboard and the small part does not get blown away by the air pressure of the spray gun.

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I use the same thing. Mine is yellow though. The blue would blend better. My people all tend to wear yellow shoes.

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I bought several jars of the Dept 56 brand several years ago when the store I bought them at was having a close out sale. Very similar to the Mini-Hold Wax.  Works great. Used to dread accidentally bumping my layout and having to look for "casualties". I use it for signs, street lamps, trees, etc, as well as figures. 

 

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I'm not too big on traditional glues as they tend to be more or less permanent.  Best that I've found is "museum" glue (or earthquake glue) which is similar, I think, to products mentioned above.  Not really a "glue" as the scientific name indicates:  "stick'um".

Very sticky.  Holds well.  Removable!   

 

 

RT   

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