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When to use super glue for armor models?

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When to use super glue for armor models?
Posted by Otto von Lindberg on Monday, April 6, 2020 9:05 PM

Hi everyone, I'm building my first armor model in a very long time and I was wondering when or if I should use super glue (gel type). I'm building a 1/72 Revell Panther Ausf.G and didn't know what type of glue to use for attaching all the interleaved wheels: Tamiya extra thin cement, Tesotrs tube cement, or Loctite gel glue. I've already painted all the wheels and lower hull, so I didn't know if I would be able to scrape the paint away to ensure a good bond with cement, or if super glue would dry too fast and decompose over time. Thank you.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 6, 2020 10:26 PM

I’d suggest scraping/sanding away the contact area on the road wheel arms and using the Tamiya Extra Thin 

 

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Posted by Otto von Lindberg on Monday, April 6, 2020 11:06 PM

Thank you. How do you properly suggest aligning them correctly in time? Extra thin dries FAST

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Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:14 AM

Otto von Lindberg
How do you properly suggest aligning them correctly in time? Extra thin dries FAST

The best way to use Tamiya extra thin is to hold the two parts together and apply the tip of the brush to the seam/mating point.

If you're brushing the glue on one part and then pressing the two parts together, you're doing it wrong.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:19 AM

I also use Tamiya extra thin for attaching road wheels to the axles,but never had to scrape paint.Applying extra thin to the axle melts the paint right off,slide wheel on,and I have a good bond that is unseen and has never failed me.It dries pretty fast.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:01 AM

Phil_H

 

 
Otto von Lindberg
How do you properly suggest aligning them correctly in time? Extra thin dries FAST

 

The best way to use Tamiya extra thin is to hold the two parts together and apply the tip of the brush to the seam/mating point.

If you're brushing the glue on one part and then pressing the two parts together, you're doing it wrong.

 

Yup. Put all of the road wheels in place on one side. Use a straight object to hold them in proper alignment while you apply the glue at the point where the axle enters each road wheel.

 

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Posted by Otto von Lindberg on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:00 PM

Phil_H

The best way to use Tamiya extra thin is to hold the two parts together and apply the tip of the brush to the seam/mating point.

If you're brushing the glue on one part and then pressing the two parts together, you're doing it wrong.

Thank you, I learned something new today, been doing it wrong for years!!!

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Posted by Otto von Lindberg on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:01 PM

stikpusher

  Yup. Put all of the road wheels in place on one side. Use a straight object to hold them in proper alignment while you apply the glue at the point where the axle enters each road wheel.

How about gluing the painted tracks on painted wheels? What do you recommend for that? Also out of the glues I listed, what would you recommend to use for gluing big parts like hull upper and lower halves?

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:35 PM

Otto von Lindberg
Thank you, I learned something new today, been doing it wrong for years!!!
 

Not really, there are multiple ways to get to any finish line in this hobby. Using a slower setting glue allows you to get glue on the axles first, then add the road wheels. But interleaved road wheels create their own challenge as they have to be added in a particular order.

 

what type of tracks does your kit have? Gluable single length new type soft tracks? older soft tracks that need staples or hot screwdriver to connect the ends? Indy link or link & length tracks? The type of tracks in the kit will affect glue recommendactions.

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Otto von Lindberg on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:25 AM

stikpusher

 Not really, there are multiple ways to get to any finish line in this hobby. Using a slower setting glue allows you to get glue on the axles first, then add the road wheels. But interleaved road wheels create their own challenge as they have to be added in a particular order.

 what type of tracks does your kit have? Gluable single length new type soft tracks? older soft tracks that need staples or hot screwdriver to connect the ends? Indy link or link & length tracks? The type of tracks in the kit will affect glue recommendactions.

 

 
Sorry, my post was meant to quote the poster who suggested to hold two pieces together and then glue them with extra thin, not glue one side first and then hold them together.
 
The tracks are individual link and length and already painted
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