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Hi a want to find out which is the best way to do a model.should i first paint pieces then put it together or the other way round.paintin first to me could be incorrectr cos the colours could end up different.also..which is the best adhesive to use with plastic an lead models.i find super glue only works.that is why i prefer to paint first cos the glue could ruin my paint job.and also wat should i use for the spaces and gaps once i've stuck the pieces together..ie wat filler and tools should i use.
I tend to part-assemble models before painting, as you say, glue can ruin the paint job but a fully assemble model is often difficult to paint, or rather to get to parts of the model, typically I will assemble the legs, body and possibly the head then paint then finish teh assembly.
Superglue should be used to attach metal t5o anything, polystyrene cement works by partly melting the plastic chemically, this is clearly not going to work on a metal component, equally PVA is really a wood glue, it sets, but is a little dependant on sinking into the suface of the components it is attaching together which again aint gonna work on metal.
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Punt to General.Same here. If I find that the position of the arms or weapons will obscure other parts of the model, I'll leave them off until I'm finished painting.Originally Posted by Cheredanine
As for glues, Cheredanine pretty much said it. I'm a bit of a nut, however, so if I'm working with metal in any fashion I use an Epoxy compound. You know the stuff - so potent that it comes in two bottles and you have to mix it just before application? Use it correctly, and it'll form a seal that will never break.