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Trying to figure out how to join without a seam line?

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  • Member since
    February, 2011
Trying to figure out how to join without a seam line?
Posted by 40kminis on Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:38 PM

Can you guys and gals help me figure out or give me some tips on how to join these two parts without a seamline?

I could normally sand the seam but getting in between the grooves will be a problem. 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:10 PM
Here is how I would go about it. Run your glue down the seam as normal (Tenex, Tamiya extra thin) let it set a few seconds then squeeze them together letting the softened plastic ooze up. Wait for it to completely dry then take a brand new #11 blade and carefully scrape the ridge of plastic off. Go back in with a needle file to fine tune any remaining spots.

Clint

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:21 PM

What Rambo said.  I use weldon #4 for stuff like this.  Hotter than tamiya.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:23 PM

   I agree, no "easy" way out of this one. The extra thin cement and squeeze method is probably the easiest, sometimes I just keep brushing glue into the seam after its together however I also usually still end up with some clean up.

    Good luck and happy modeling.

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