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Tamiyas extra thin cement for fuselage

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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Tamiyas extra thin cement for fuselage
Posted by Mars on Sunday, August 20, 2017 2:26 PM

I have been using Tamiya extra thin cement for putting small parts in place then adding a bit of extra thin cement. It's a lot cleaner application than regular model cement. How strong is the extra thin bond? Can I put an airplane fuselage together with rubber bands, adjust all contact areas to the right position and then apply the extra thin cement? Would that be as strong as Testors model cement in the same place? It could save me a lot of filling and sanding.

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Sunday, August 20, 2017 3:06 PM

In my experience, the Tamiya cement is superior to the Testors. Anymore, I just use the Testors for adding a stippled texture for cast armor or for making sprue goo. Just be careful of where you touch the applicator brush if you rubber band your fuselage together before applying the glue. Tamiya is thin enough to want to draw up and along the rubber bands because of capillary action.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, August 20, 2017 3:24 PM

Second KT's post.  Just used it to do the hull halves on a 1/350 escort carrier that had to be beat into shape (more or less) and done in short lengths and clamped hard on the bow.  No issues so far.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by ecotec83 on Monday, August 21, 2017 10:08 AM

This stuff is strong, made a mistake in assembly on my last model and within 20 minutes tried to split the 2 pieces apart. Took just about everything I had and a knife to get it apart. I use xtra thin almost exclusivly for hulls, fuselage and general gluing. Works really well if you want the part to appear as if it is welded to another part. Plus the bit of plastic that squeezes out of seams make sanding the seam and filling much easier.

  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by Gerhard on Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:19 AM
I use Tamiya Cement for large surfaces like a fuselage. It gives a bit more working time and a very strong bond.


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