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I went to my local games store yesterday to go pick up a bottle of plastic glue to glue my models together. All they had was Zap a Gap super glue though. Should I use that for my plastic models or just wait for the Plastic Glue to come in?
Super glue (Cyanoacrylate) will work fine on plastic but plastic glue (polystyrene cement) is better as it fuses the plastic together.
I think its mostly down to personal choice, I only us plastic glue on plastics as it glues better and your less likely to glue your fingers to things. You can use any polystyrene cement on the plastic models, so it doesn't have to come from GW
I'll have to agree with lietatus here, plastic glue is better, as it actually melts the surface of the plastic and then they dry, fused together (not to mention being able to make cool welding effects!). But really, dont buy GW glue. You dont get very much and its pricey. Go down to a local hobby/train store and pick up someplastic glue there, and if you ever need to put together metal, 2 part 5 minute epoxy.
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I use super glue for metal. I just make sure I pin it and score the hell out of the surfaces to give it something to grip to. I'm too lazy to epoxy it.
Use plastic glue (polystyrene cement) for plastic to plastic, and superglue for metal to plastic or metal to metal. If you are gluing big limbs or guns to a figure, pin them and use superglue.
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superglue has also come up with a pot and brush style of application . and i find that that works the best without drying up
Jot super glue and Revell poly glue (the stuff for plastics) will do you well, avoid crappy GW glue of all kinds, even PVA glue, pound stores sell PVA but more for less money
Testers Model Master Liquid Cement for Plastic Models.
All I have ever used on plastics, all I will ever use. I used to use super glue and this instant drying spray on metals, and it worked fairly well, but if you get the spray and glue on your fingers you're looking at a first degree chemical burn.
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Personally I prefer to use superglue so I can update models as new codexes come out, rather than having to purchase a new box of something.
For stability and strength though, plastic glue is the way to go...though the GW stuff is rubbish.