Magigras: The revolution of your miniature landscape!
Magigras solves the problem of ﬂocking in model making with electrically charged grass ﬁbers. The ﬂocking with grass ﬁbers and a ﬂocking device exists already for years! To achieve straightened ﬁbers, a lot of model makers use wood glue, which they apply directly on the surface.
This system has its limits which lead to frustration of the model maker. You can achieve straightened ﬁbers like that but you cant apply a successive layer. Only if you would apply another layer of glue on the surface of the ﬁbers to make sure that there is contact and ionization. Furthermore the glue had to be only at the top of the ﬁbers, so the new layer of electrically charged ﬁbers can develop branchings.
Magigras solves these problems! The layer of synthetic resin procures a steady ionization for each new ﬂocking. Furthermore there is no more need for sticky glues to get an ionization. Also Magigras is a sufﬁciently good conductor to supply the surface with enough electricity to ionize the ﬁbers, even if the source of electricity is a little distant of the surface. Besides you are able to apply several layers of different sized ﬁbers using the ultralight gluespray Magispray. You only have to spray Magispray on the surface, add ﬁbers, which are directly glued, and repeat the process.
Through the electrically charged ﬁeld between the Magigras and the ﬂocking device (we recommend the „RTS Greenkeeper“), the ﬁbers position in two different ways. If the ﬁbers you apply are the same size as the applied ﬁbers just before, the ﬁbers will position themselves at the end of the other ﬁbers. If the ﬁbers you apply are smaller then the ﬁbers you applied just before, the new ﬁbers will position themselves at the stems and form branchings. If you combine these two methods you will have naturally looking arborescent textures. You can apply Magigras in thin layers on the surface you want to shape. You can even apply Magigras on a wrapping ﬁlm, so after it is hard cured you can take away the wrapping ﬁlm and work with the Magigras outside of your Diorama. That enables you not to worry about the rest of the Diorama while applying the Magispray, furthermore you are able to hold the Magigrad vertical, turn it upside down or even shake it to accomplish certain effects.
The advantages of Magigras for ﬂocking in model making
– it is ideal for the presentation of grassed areas in a diorama through electrically charged ﬂocking- you can use Magispray even on ﬁbers which are already applied and on tiny areas- you can attach plants by stinging with a pin in the Magigras without any glue- Magigras remains ﬂexible, so you can attach things at anytime- Magigras can be cut with a cutter
– Magigras adheres easily to all kind of material – Magigras can be applied with any scraper – the bowl in which Magigras is mixed can be washed easily with cold water – Magigras is not toxic, (Hint for allergic persons: Magigras contains cement) – 1 hour after you applied the Magigras you can ﬂatten the surface or create some patterns with a cloth – Magigras does not burn!
How to use Magigras
Magigras can be used after you mixed the powder with the same amount of water. All devices can be easily washed with cold water. Mix the mass really good with a scraper to avoid clusters. Coat the surface you want to shape with the mixture to form a layer as thick as you want. The widespread layer is dry enough to touch it after 10 hours. The synthetic rasin obtains its ﬁnal form after 24 hours.
Once the Magigras is dry, take it to a ventilated space and apply the ﬁrst layer of Magispray. If you wish a very strong adherence of the ﬁrst layer of ﬁbers on the Magigras you can use a transparent wood glue and spread it out thick. The wood glue will carry the root of the ﬁber in a ﬂexible matter and it will increase the stability of the Magigras. For all the following layers only Magispray should be used.
The ﬁnal result looks different depending on the combination of ﬁbers of different sizes.