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RFCM discussion => Terrain and Figures => Topic started by: Mike Tanner on February 28, 2018, 04:27:13 PM

Title: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: Mike Tanner 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? 
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: martin goddard 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


good luck
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: NTM 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.
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: Radar on February 28, 2018, 07:22:58 PM
I find gel better. Less messy. Fewer fingers stuck together. But then I am cack handed
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: Mike6t3 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
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: Colonel Kilgore 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.
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: Leslie BT 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.
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: Smiley Miley 66 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.
Miles
Title: Re: Assembling metal vehicles
Post by: Batko 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.