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My beef with models such as Eldar Guardians and Kroot is that they are so small. It often ends up that half the glue I use ends up on my fingers or a similar place that is not on the model.
Does any one have some suggestions to minimize the "glue on your finger syndrome" and my frustration?
Make sure you have CA+ superglue, and get some activator... most common stuff is called Zip Kicker, but I know HobbyTown USA makes their own brand too. Just spray some on one piece, put a tiny bit of glue on the other, and SHAZAM it dries in like... .25 seconds... I dunno, it's fast
S'what I use for a lot of models, especially models where'd I have to like prop up pieces and let them dry overnight.
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If I need precision super glue application, I use a gel-based super glue with a precision nozzle (This stuff to be exact). The applicator allows you to put the glue exactly where you want it, and as it is a gel it does not run all over the place like liquid glue does. I find that the gel glue takes longer to set however - so you need to hold the parts together for a greater amount of time.
I usually use a brush-applicator for normal super glue, but for small parts the gel tends to work much better IMO.
Hope this helps mate,
for Guardians I would use polystyrene cement as they are all plastic - it forms a much better bond as it melts the pieces together. Revell do a polystyrene cement with applicator nozzle - its what i use and its very precise
I use regular super glue, to apply to smaller areas I dip a needle into the nose of the glue applicator and then use it like a brush to apply a small amount to the areas i need. But you have to put the pieces on fast or the small amount will dry to fast.
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The answer is easy. If the glue is oozing out of the cracks when you put the pieces together you're using too much glue.
If this is not the case, you should be more careful where you put your fingers.
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I'd be another vote for polystyrene cement. I find it works great for plastics. I use 2-part epoxy for metals. No that I think of it, the only time I use super glue is when I'm attaching a plastic to a metal.
In any event, no matter what you are using I would suggest you use less of it. Too much glue is often the source of problems like these.
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Like everyone, I use a combination of glues but in answer to your specific question: use a toothpick. I use a small offcut of a glass window pane, drop on a small blob of glue (or mix some epoxy on it) then use a toothpick to apply. When the glass gets all scabby, scrape the old glue off with a razor blade & start again.
i just use Krazy Glue >________< its very annoying..
but it doesnt matter since i only need to glue about 16 models and im finished my army. once i buy them..
get the right super glue. I can't say enough good about Zap-A-Gap medium gapfilling. It's not watery like your typical drugstore krazy glue, has a good tip, and responds wonderfully to accelerator. if you're doing any plastic-on-plasic, skip the CA and go for plastic cement instead. (I use the Model Master stuff with the metal needle applicator tip. wonderful stuff)