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Back to an old hobby!! And need help

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  • Member since
    April 2020
Back to an old hobby!! And need help
Posted by robmac69 on Monday, April 6, 2020 8:40 AM

Hi all.

I have just coem back to model making after a 35 year break.

So far I have made a P51D and  Mosquito.

Im learning as I go... but one thing that I am really getting stuck on is glue.

I have seen the amazing photo's of builds on teh forum and I cant see a drop of excess glue anywhere.... How is that done...

Can someone help me.. Many thanks, frustrated of Liphook, the UK.

All, stay well and safe at this crazy time.


  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:02 AM

Welcome aboard.

What sort of glue are you useing. Many, myself included, use thin glues or welds that can be brushed into joins and seams. Like you i am in the UK and use EMA Plastic Weld. Tamiya Extra Thin cement seems popular with a lot of people on here.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:22 PM

Hi Rob! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

The glue I use is Tamiya Extra Thin with the green cap. The cap has a very fine brush built into the cap. You just hold the parts together with tape, clamps or rubber bands and brush the cement on the seam. It works by capilliary action.

Hope that this helps.

Jim  Captain

Stay safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:04 PM

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