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    Plasticard gluing (noob question)

    Ok, got a pretty dumb question here i have to admit, I made my orky battlewagon awhile back, and its pretty much all plasticard or something of that sort. Now just today I picked it up, and all the flat surfaces that I glued onto it, such as doors and armor plates fell off! The nerve! anyways, I was just using super glue, any suggestions on what to use??

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    Id've used PVA, though I have no experience. If it's a solid substance use Epoxy or so.

    I don't really like superglue myself, unless you're pinning every joint the hold it has it far too weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy12 View Post
    Ok, got a pretty dumb question here i have to admit, I made my orky battlewagon awhile back, and its pretty much all plasticard or something of that sort. Now just today I picked it up, and all the flat surfaces that I glued onto it, such as doors and armor plates fell off! The nerve! anyways, I was just using super glue, any suggestions on what to use??
    Superglue doesn't really work very well for anything, even metal IME unless you're pinning it as well. For plasticard, I'd agree with Dream Thief and say that PVA would probably be your best bet, but again I don't have a great deal of experience so I could be wrong.

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    If you're gluing plastic to it, use plastic glue/styrene cement. It works best and the occasional meltage round the edge of the piece can easily be made/exaggerated to look like a dodgy weld- perfect for dem orkz!
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    alrighty, thanks for all the suggestions guys!
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    for plasticard to plastic ====> plastic glue/ polycement for the win.
    for plasticard to metals ====> the strongest superglue you can find

    that my experience of it

    but i always try glue plasticard to plastic if i can as the plastic glue melds the two together much better.
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    Yup, any sort of plastic cement will do just fine. Testor's Model Master is a really popular brand. Tenax 7R and Ambriod Proweld are my personal favourites.

    If you're after extreme strength for things plastic cement won't work on (metal, etc...), I absolutely love JB Kwik epoxy.
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