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Securing Photo-etch

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Securing Photo-etch
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:32 PM
I have been experimenting with different kinds of ways to attach PE parts on models and have found a VERY acceptable agent in the form of "Testors" liquid cement. Place a very small drop of the liquid where you want the PE part to set and place the item on the glue. You have a while to position the part before it drys. Of course this only works on bare plastic. It holds better that white glue, and does not leave the 'mess' like the super-glues can.
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Thursday, July 24, 2003 12:30 AM
I have found that med type 'super glues' work the best.

I use a sewing needle to apply it....I work on a glass surface on my work bench.....its strong and FLAT!....I just start with a drop of the glue on the edge of my table and add more as I go.

You can try this.....use the glue at two or three mounting points 'to start' ....then add the glue at other points as you ship railings or what ever.

The Hobby Shop ( Wife knows where to find me and I have my mail sent there...he he...) They have these fine glue tip extensions that fit right on those little super glue plastizap....( I think thats the name?) they are awesome and if and 'when' the tip just cut a small bit off and your ready for more glueing!

Hope this helps?

Good luck!Smile [:)]
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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: PDX, OR
Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki on Thursday, July 24, 2003 12:10 PM
And How do you go about creating very fine PE pieces?

A sharpie marker just does not draw fine detail.
Nyow / =^o^= Other Models and Miniatures
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Monday, July 28, 2003 11:43 PM
Wrong thread?

'Glueing' ......not making photo etch parts.

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  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: Rhode Island
Posted by oz1998 on Thursday, July 31, 2003 1:51 PM
This relates to a question I asked in the Techniques forum. I'm attaching photo etch railings to a 1:700 Scharnhorst. At that small scale, they are to say the least, very difficult to work with. I had asked if tacking down the starting end with Elmer's glue (or testors) , do the required bending, then permenantly secure it with super glue was a good idea. This is my first attempt at P/E railings, and at that size, you usually get only one attempt because of how delicate they are.

The railing around the hull itself is pretty straightforward. What I'm having problems with is the railings on the superstructure, the tight angular places near the bridge and aft deck. If anyone has any tips on doing P\E railings, I'd appreciate it.



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