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    Hey guys,

    Whenever you make your models do you paint the pieces, and then glue..or the other way around?

    I've always painted then glued..but I have run into a little problem.

    When I use my liquid cement, it sometimes takes the paint off if it touches it. It doesn't take very much off, but it's still a concern if i've done a lot of detail. Krazy Glue doesn't take any paint off, but lately has been a pain in the ass to use.

    What glue do you guys use?


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    dont understand why anyone would paint then glue if you want a decent finish.

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    I just use normal run of the mill Superglue.. It's a pain in the ass when the tip is all glued up and then it spurts out all over the model...

    You're probably best to just individually undercoat the pieces and then glue if you want to glue after painting, or you could end up ruining the detail.. Having said that you might want to paint the detail underneath areas that will be covered with guns and stuff before you glue, so it won't be as hard. Just a thought...


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    Ok thanks guys.

    For Slimey, I used to paint Gundam models..which are A LOT bigger. For those, it was best to paint, and then glue. Details were done at the end, of course.

    I just got into painting small models. I am starting with WWII figures, and will soon get some warhammers once I have some money (the *****<bad word edited> are expensive&#33. If none of you know wha a Gundam model looks like, I&#39;ll be sure to post some pictures of some of the ones i&#39;ve done in the past.

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    Originally posted by Jester@Dec 11 2003, 18:38
    Whenever you make your models do you paint the pieces, and then glue..or the other way around?

    When I use my liquid cement, it sometimes takes the paint off if it touches it. It doesn&#39;t take very much off, but it&#39;s still a concern if i&#39;ve done a lot of detail. Krazy Glue doesn&#39;t take any paint off, but lately has been a pain in the ass to use.

    What glue do you guys use?
    I always assemble as much as possible before painting. I only leave off items that would get in the way of painting. If you do glue after painting, you should scrape any paint from the joint surfaces. Otherwise, you are gluing paint to paint, and the joint is only as strong as the paint&#39;s adhesion.

    While you can use superglue (CA) for everything, its not the best. I recommend using polystyrene cement (plastic glue) for plastic to plastic joints. It actually melts the plastic together and forms a bond as strong as the plastic itself. I use superglue for small plastic to metal, or metal to metal joints. For big metal joints I use fast set epoxy and pin the joint.

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    Originally posted by WolfRaider@Dec 11 2003, 194
    I recommend using polystyrene cement (plastic glue) for plastic to plastic joints.
    Yup, Thats what I use. It&#39;s great stuff.
    I&#39;d hate to glue two pieces with that stuff, later on to find out you did it wrong.
    I guess that doesn&#39;t happen much with these little models, though.

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    Superglue melts the plastic too, its just because it bonds so fast that it doesnt melt the plastic enough to fuse the plastic together.

    And like wolf raider said, assemble as much as possible without harming any detail.
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    I do as WolfRaider suggested above, and assemble what I can, before painting. I use "Testors cement for plastics" on plastics and use "Zap-a-Gap" on metal figuers. Zap-A-Gap takes 10 seconds to completely set.
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    unless you have something like a landspeeder or certain models where arms are in the way of painting a chest or something, you would glue then paint, but some things like the pieces you know will be hard to reach are better left unpainted or painted before you glue them, the problem you have will basically be neutralized since if the part is hard to get to, any imperfections will not show through that much
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    I glue the body legs and head then paint leaving the aeras where the arms go, then glue the arms then any other bits like back pack etc.

    I use liquid cement for my plastics (Revell) which is great stuff it has a long thin metal tube which helps with the amount you put on the model (we all hate it when we get to much glue all over the place...lol...)

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