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Coffee grounds as basing material?

Posted by Bessiere on 07 Oct 2019, 01:42

I tried it out and it seemed to work very nicely. Just wondering if anyone else does this or if they encountered issues with using it? I'm just using PVA and water with the grounds on MDF bases with 1/72 plastic figures.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 07 Oct 2019, 01:56

I use Bicarbonate of Soda on superglue. I find it gives a much more to scale grain, and dries rock hard in seconds. Also, I don't drink coffee.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Oct 2019, 03:34

I will try it and let you know. I do drink coffee...
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Oct 2019, 09:27

I make coffee everyday for the missus and always when I make new I think about this, but I never save the old coffee-powder. Very curious about the results!
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 07 Oct 2019, 10:52

I use it your same way, usually for creating a mud effect. I understand effect may vary depending on the grounds thickness, mine is really thin (for Italian espresso machine) and works perfect for mud; particularly if you paint here and there on the base with glossy varnish after it dries up to give the idea of water. For normal basing, I just use sand and white glue.
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Posted by Bessiere on 09 Oct 2019, 22:05

Thank you for the replies. It's gratifying to know others have used this before with no seeming downside. Regular ground coffee is perhaps a tad large but only marginally. This group of Prussians was an experiment in speed painting by gluing them to the base before painting. I also left out small details which allowed me to do all 6 in roughly 1 1/2 hours which isn't too bad. Will post pics once I get admin permission.

Pics of coffee grounds basing after paint then with sawdust flocking.
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Oct 2019, 09:54

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Posted by Paul on 10 Oct 2019, 16:31

Bessiere wrote:
Pics of coffee grounds basing after paint then with sawdust flocking.
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Those look like the desktop/file picture codes (?) not hosted ones.
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