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So I usually assemble my metal models using greenstuff to hold the pieces in place, but it makes a really weak hold. I cannot pin because I do not have a drill but is there a way to assemble them without pinning that is reliable?
I used to use greenstuff reinforced with superglue. The GS softens like mad at first, but when all is said and done it's not a bad hold.
Then I bought a pin vice...
Best investment EVER. Instead of using greenstuff to hold thing in place, I'm actually using it to fill gaps and make things look better xD
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You need to get a drill. The uses are infinite.
I second the notion you need a drill. I just recently got one and it is amazing.
In the meantime though JB Quick works well. Super strong hold. My wife dropped
my DP a while back, and all it did was leave marks in the table from the pointy
Bits. You can pick up JB Quick at most home repair and auto repair shops.
With all that said, I still use JB Quick even whenm pinning. Just makes for
A truly strong hold.
I apologize for any misspellings as I am typing this on my blackerry.
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Also green stuff will never hold something in place on its own. You always need superglue.
before gluing I always go over it with a knife and make sure the two areas fit together the best I can get it as every square milimetre that the glue can contact helps it quite a bit.
I actually am using super glue aswell. On it's own it doesn't really hold metal together from my experiences. What pin drill would you guys recommend? I have seen the GW one but I never have bought it.
There is actually something else you can use. It's called liquid epoxy, and is basically a liquid form of greenstuff that has certain set times like 5, 15, and 30 minutes (the longer the time the stronger the hold). It is a two part liquid that you can mix together, and once you do this, it activates. Just hold the two pieces together for as long as it takes, and you get a rock hard bond (much better than Greenstuff or super glue for metal). I have used this for all my models, from my tyrant to my dreadnoughts, and it just doesn't fall apart.
I have no idea where I brought my pin vice...
Actually, I think it was from a voucher I got for this components company - they sell a whole bunch of stuff but I think this was meant to be used in making circuit boards or something.
So a general electronics components retailer or a hardware shop or something might have a suitable pinvice. I'm not sure how good the GW one is, or how it compares price-wise. I think Privateer Press might have a pinning kit that includes a pinvice, but I'm not sure if it's been released yet or if I've just seen pictures. Again, not sure on price.