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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:38 AM

EdGrune

Like Tojo, I drill a hole in the foot of a figure & superglue a piece of brass rod into it.  The rod is stuck into a wine cork as a handle.   The rod is also the means of attaching the finished piece to the base

for general painting I use popsicle sticks (craft sticks) with some hardware store double sided tape to hold the parts in place

 

I do the same except I use paper clip wire instead of brass. They're cheaper and easier to find. When I run out I swipe some more office supplies from work... Pirate

 

Sometimes with really small pieces esp PE I lick my Exacto knife and then pick up the part using the liquid to hold it to the knife. Not real hygenic but it does work. Dead

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:21 AM

I use blue tack (poster putty).

 

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:23 AM

I use a tiny blob from a hot glue gun on the end of the toothpick, then stick the part to that in a spot where I didn't want paint anyway.  After that, I use the side of a roll of cheap masking tape as a "dart board" to jab the toothpicks into as a holder while the parts dry.

Usually works fairly well when applying decals to little parts like these 1/72 AGM-65Ds too.  Sometimes one or two will come off the toothpick, but its quick and easy to re-stick them.

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:20 AM

Like Tojo, I drill a hole in the foot of a figure & superglue a piece of brass rod into it.  The rod is stuck into a wine cork as a handle.   The rod is also the means of attaching the finished piece to the base

for general painting I use popsicle sticks (craft sticks) with some hardware store double sided tape to hold the parts in place

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:46 AM

When I do figures,I will drill a hole in the bottom of his foot or his butt where he sits and insert the toothpick and glue it.when done I just cut it off even and sand it.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 11, 2022 9:29 PM

I'll dip one end of a toothpick into Microscale liquid tape. Once the stuff has dried, I'll add the part on there for painting.

 

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  • Member since
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Building Tip...
Posted by Tom8321 on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:43 PM

I've seen numerous articles with pictures that show parts mounted on toothpicks... this may sound dumb but how do you mount the parts?  Glue? CA? Putty?  

I've tried doing it with the blue putty stuff and that created a mess :-)

Thank you in advance.

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