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Instructions Mini-Texture

What are Mini-Textures?

Mini-Textures are rubber panels chiseled with a weave that can be impressed on several types of materials, including the useful extruded polystyrene, used by scenic modelers all over the world. MiniWorld’s Mini-Textures provide a high quality weave, both for floors and walls, for maximum detail.

Why should I use them?

Achieving high detail weaves and textures is a time consuming task that requires patience and skill. Mini-Textures can hel you achieve 5 hours of grueling work in less than 5 seconds.

BASIC USE

The Mini-Texture is a texturized, rubber sheet, transparent and flexible.
It is designed to be shockproof because it has to be used with force to imprint its texture into various materials.
Here you can see a Polystyrene sheet commonly used for scenic elements, but you could use
the Mini-texture even on DAS, Milliput, Green Stuff and all other soft materials made to be chiseled or sculpted.
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON POLYSTIRENE

It’s very easy to use.
Just put the Mini-Texture on your chosen material with the textured part placed under.

Just pushing the Mini-Texture with your finger is enough
though with Polystyrene you could also push with a hammer.

CAUTION
Hold the Mini-Texture in place with the hammer and push softly. Misplacing or moving the Mini-Texture will compromise the result.
You should keep a steady hand; make practice with disposable materials before using for real.

Before removing the Mini-Texture, raise just a small corner to make sure everything is imprinted properly.
Keep the Mini-Texture in place with a hand and use the other to raise just a corner.
You should really pay attention so that the Mini-Texture can be put back in its exact position.

Here you can see an example of a texture not imprinted correctly on the upper part.

Nothing easier,
just replace the Mini-Texture in its original position and try again the process on the mistextured part
you could always push with your fingers but I really recommend using a hammer.

Before completely removing the Mini-Texture make sure to check the result
without removing the hand keeping it in place.

Junctions

 As you can see here, the imprinted textures can be "junctioned" with each others to create bigger areas

Just make sure to keep in mind two things:

First, keep sure that the Mini-Texture’s lines corresponds to those of the previous pieces.

Second, start pushing to imprint the materials with your fingers  gradually.
Do not use the hammer at first, it will be easier this way.

Hiding the juncture won’t be hard if you keep these advice in mind

In this way, the Mini-Texture is the perfect solution for large areas.
Let’s see some more…

Here you can see the "Roma" Mini-Texture –one of the hardest to realize by hand.
Our product makes this far easier and quicker -and with a steady hand and the
previous advice, you can realize squares and courtyards with no problems.

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Some more Mini-Textures junctioned properly.

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Mini-Texture on DAS (clay putty)

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