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PostSubject: Glueing Models together   Fri 9 May 2008 - 11:26

Hey guys,

I've been using "rubbery cement for plastic models" to glue my models together, but they keep falling apart.

What do you use for plastic models (and metal while I'm at it)?

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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Fri 9 May 2008 - 13:34

for plastic I usally use Games workshop's Plastic glue (which is just (very expensive) melting glue)
and for metal i usally use super glue Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Fri 9 May 2008 - 16:47

you can use super glue for plastics, but the parts can snap off.

try using plastic cement rather than rubber cement. as the name suggests, they may actually be for different materials. That's the first thing i'd try anyway.

go back to your hobby store and don't get the gw stuff, but ask for a generic version. At mine they carry a much cheaper version which not only has twice as much product but a fine needle type applicator.

personally, my favourite is loctite industrial superglue, but thats because i can 'source' it from work Very Happy

<i didn't mean to sound sarcstic or anything, by the way, i just think that you may have the wrong product>
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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Fri 9 May 2008 - 18:20

Thanks guys.

thatirwinfella wrote:
<i didn't mean to sound sarcstic or anything, by the way, i just think that you may have the wrong product>

No Problem... It says:

Ashton wrote:
"rubbery cement for plastic models"

So I'm pretty sure it's supposed to work on Plastic models... it just isn't Wink

I'll try super glue.
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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Fri 9 May 2008 - 19:26

I use a crazy glue called Plastic Surgery. It's specifically made for styrene plastics such as GW minis. I get it from True Value Hardware, & I think Sears carries it. I Highly Recommend it.

Loc-tite, which thatirwinfella mentioned, is superior quality stuff, & they have a plastic specific variety also. You can get their line a Sears Hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Sat 10 May 2008 - 5:52

I use the revell one for plastic, and the cheap super glue for metal Smile , Sipkicker, is that still available in the Usa?
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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Sat 10 May 2008 - 6:23

Yup, Zip Kicker is still available AND they have a spray can type in addition to the aerosol style spray. They've added a couple of different glue types including one for plastics, which I should have mentioned to Ashton in the last bit of advice. Excellent stuff.

I avoid using the plastic cement mosttly because I'm a rather sloppy with the glue, & it [the plactic cement] really can do a number on a piece.
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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Sat 10 May 2008 - 6:25

ah ok, great, I still remember that stuff of my begining days, my cousin from the Usa came over and brung some of that zip kicker, I think it is great stuff, very nice for glueing big metal models..
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PostSubject: Re: Glueing Models together   Sat 10 May 2008 - 6:30

Tagnator wrote:
ah ok, great, I still remember that stuff of my begining days, my cousin from the Usa came over and brung some of that zip kicker, I think it is great stuff, very nice for glueing big metal models..

I agree AND the instant cure saves your brushes from a Horrible Death. affraid
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