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I'm working on the Reaper mini Hyrekia (Reaper Miniatures :: Miniatures). For those who aren't familiar with the way the mini is sculpted, the staff and hand are separate from the rest of the figure and have to be joined at the wrist, which is a very tight area.
I've scrubbed the model several times with dish detergent and warm water, so I'm sure that it's not mold release. I've tried to glue it using superglue and something called Perfect Glue 2, but neither held up to a hard stare. It's too small for me to pin at my current skill level and I'd like to avoid two part epoxies if possible.
I've been wanting to paint it for a while, but I can't until I get the joint fixed. Is there anything that people could suggest that I may not have thought of? Thanks.
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I have not personally seen the model so I'm guessing it's the staff/hand you're having problems pinning?
If it's too fiddly to pin the hand to her wrist could you pin it to her hip instead?
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If the area is too small for you to pin you could try this:
Score both sides to be glued in a criss-cross hash pattern place a dab of glue on one end and and then press the pieces together. If you hold the pieces under running water (or any water the glue should bond instantly.
Otherwise you can hold the model pieces until it dries enough to hold.
The cross-hatch score will help the metal bond better with the glue.
If you are at all able to pin - even with a very small pin that would still be best.
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Yes get a better glue. I suggest GW or GaleForce Nine and accelerator. The accelerator is a catalyst that causes an exothermic reaction to speed up the setting process. It's a smelly spray you spray onto one part and you dab the other with glue then join. The join sets hard in about 1 second. I also recomend scoring each side and possibly pinning too although that sounds like overkill - try the accelerator first.
Just whatever you do, don't get it on your hands, it'll really burn.