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Hey folks. so i'm new to the whole painting/construction scene but i have a question. I've had a lot of trouble with pewter lately, gluing it and getting it to stayed glued is there some trick i dont know about? some technique anybody can share? Thanks.
Yay! Another painting newbie.
If your having trouble fitting the pewter models together, use a pin vice to drill a small hole into the two parts being joined(1-2 mm, very very small). Cut a small piece of paper clip or something like that, and glue it into one hole. Put glue on the tip, shove tip into other hole. This is pinning. Learn it. Love it.
While this is still a newbie painting post, what is NMM???? I hear everyone talking about it, but I really have no idea what it means. I gather it has something to do with metal...
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Hmm. not sure i have a small enough bit for that. would i have to pick it up at a hobby type place? all my bits are conventional tool style.
Yeah. As a side note, you can either go with thick copper wires (strong and resilient), approximately 1,5 mm size or with cores of guitar strings (thin but sturdy, good for those small bits).
i actually use a tool drill bit, but it is the smallest one i could find. it is a bit bigger than a paper clip, but brass rod should work accordingly. NMM is a good p[aointing technique whick you can learn loads more about in the articles section of the website. basically, it is painting metallic colors with different flat paints. beautiful effect, but very hard to use.
Pinning is a great technique to use when joining multiple parts. As a whole it makes the entire figure stronger and will pretty much eliminate arms, etc. from snapping off.
If you have the funds I would recommend a dremel. They aren't too expensive and really make drilling a lot easier. In a pinch a pin vise will work but I find them hard on the hands. A hobby store should carry drill bits small enough for your needs. Brass wire is better than paper clips simply because they are sturdier. Maybe for smaller parts paper clips are good but for heavier pieces I would use the brass rod. You can get brass rod from hobby/model railroad stores. If it is a particularly large piece you might want to drill 2 holes and insert 2 rods before gluing.
Another method to help set up the super glue is to touch a little water to the glue spots. It accelerates the dry time.
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mmm water. i'll have to check that out. i dont really have the ability/funds(mostly) to rock the bits/copper route
It also can make painting easier - when there is a really deep crevice where two parts join, pinning makes it far easier to paint them separately.Pinning is a great technique to use when joining multiple parts. As a whole it makes the entire figure stronger and will pretty much eliminate arms, etc. from snapping off.