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Mike Tanner

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Assembling metal vehicles
« on: February 28, 2018, 04:27:13 PM »
When gluing metal vehicles together what brand/type of glue is the best? Do you chaps use a super glue gel? 

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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 04:59:30 PM »
Hello Mike

there is a page on the PP website that may be of use here.

http://www.peterpig.co.uk/assembling%20pp%20models.html


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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 05:17:22 PM »
I use Loctite superglue. Other brands may work just as well but avoid the cheap stuff although I do yse rhat for fixing figures to painting sticks.

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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 07:22:58 PM »
I find gel better. Less messy. Fewer fingers stuck together. But then I am cack handed

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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 08:54:59 PM »
I use 2 Part Araldite Rapid or similar. It gives a very strong bond and gives time to adjust the pieces. I also don't stick my fingers together   :D

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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 06:37:14 AM »
I follow the Peter Pig website instructions, as per Martin's link.

I use whatever super glue I have at the time (I always use liquid glue), and Milliput.

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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 07:54:48 PM »
Just remember to put them together the correct way around.

I use green stuff, liquid super glue, if there are large voids I might used no nails.

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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 08:32:59 AM »
Like Les I use green stuff and super glue, gives a very good bond and after it has dried relatively easy to cut,file and sand down any excess.
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Re: Assembling metal vehicles
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 06:59:14 AM »
Any reasonably decent super glue, some greenstuff depending, and if there's room enough, pinning is always a good idea. The glue will get old one day, and a little bit of rod will keep it nice and strong.