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Scenics Applicator

How to make a precision applicator for scenic materials from a plastic milk bottle.



Milk-bottle Scenics Applicator (Click thumbnails for larger images)


Materials & Tools:

Empty plastic milk bottle

Sharp scissors or craft knife

Marker (optional)

Stage 1

Thoroughly wash and dry the milk bottle, and remove the label if you wish.

Stage 2

(Optional) Draw a line around the section of the bottle going through the hole of the handle. Draw another line at an angle across the handle just before it begins to curve.

Stage 3

Carefully cut along the lines with a sharp craft knife or scissors.

Stage 4

Trim any rough edges or jaggies to leave a nice smooth edge.


Stage 5

Pinch the end of the projecting section of the bottle's handle - this forms the spout of the applicator.

      To use the applicator, place some scenic material (flock, static grass, etc.) into the "hopper". Point it where you want the scenics to go, and gently tilt and tap the applicator until material comes out of the spout.    


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