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k well just bought all my nids, starting gluing the rav and bios together...... using krazy glue and they ***** wont stick for the life of me.... its insane AND REALLY FRUSTRATING is there differnt glue i should be using for metal on metal?
You're probably using too much glue. Crazy Glue (superglue, cyanoacrylate) is fine for small to medium metal-to-metal joints.
Make sure your two surfaces are clean and dry. File off any old glue remaining on them, and file the joints so they fit together very well. Superglue is a bad gap filler, and too much glue makes for a weaker joint. Once the surfaces are ready, and test fit, put ONE drop of glue on one of the surfaces. Stick together and hold for a few seconds to a minute. It shouldn't take any longer than a minute for the joint to set strong enough to let go.
ya maybe i was using to much glue, going to buy some new stuff tomorrow, this stuff comes out to fast...
going to hit home depot up, any else use a glue other then krazy clue? that u can buy at a hardware store?
I use Instant Super Glue 5000 which I get at Coles. So I guess the Americans would call it Krazy Glue and they get it at Wal-Mart.....
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You can get something called 5 minute epoxy easily at Home Depot, a cheap brand of it won't cost you more that $3. It'll be two clear tubes, you mix equal amounts of each together and it makes very sturdy epoxy for metal models. You can add a drop or two of super glue to the epoxy and it will dry slower and allow you more time to pose the look of your model once they are glued but still not completely dry. Don't mix up too much at once cause it will harden and dry out quickly, and its best to give it a little bit of time after mixing it before you attempt glueing pieces together; the closer it is to totally being dry and hard the easier it is just to push two pieces together and have them instantly bonded. Again a drop of super glue will allow you to work the joint a bit afterwards for posing. Good Luck.Originally posted by hardcastle@Nov 5 2004, 01:15
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I just buy GW glue, seems fine to me!
Maybe its different with the more complex 'Nid models though, just get some advice off a (safe) GW 'Nid Veteran, as he will tell you what to get, as long as he is not one of those "YOU MUST BUY FROM GW!" guys. I hate them, we spend enough money there anyway...
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yeah i agree buy from gw only is seriously annoying the only thing i do buy from there is paints and models and poly cement, superglue, scenery, basing materials and anything else i get from other stores cots its much cheaper, i use the cheap 98p (about 40cents) super glue and it works great on metal models i find even tyranids. the problem with superglue ist he curse of if it slips it wont stick, when you put the glue ona dn then inadvertantly slip somehow and thats it it wont stick for hours :realmad:
WELL SAID, NO MORE SQUATS THEY ARE DEAD GET OVER ITOriginally Posted by artificer
I had the same problem with my metal nids, but there is a way around it. Get this clay called "Green Stuff". Roll a tiny little ball of it into the arm or leg socket. Place a dab of super glue into the spot where you just smushed the green stuff into. Take the arm and push it into the socket where there is now a little ball of green stuff combined with super glue. Dont use too much glue or Greeb stuff!!! The ball of green stuff needs to be really really small. And bam the metal limb sticks with no problem. Let each limb dry before moving on to the next.
Also, the green stuff acts as a filler for any gaps. (Y)
I just get the super ultra cheap stuff at the drug store, the 1$US for 2 bottle stuff. There is this spray that you put on the glue and it dries instantly (and extremely hotly). It doesn't melt plastic though. Anyway look into it, it will hold anything.
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Note that the accelerant chemicals for superglues will weaken the bond. I used the good old Zap a gap and zip kicker (which i cant find anymore ) back about 6 years and it was great to quickly construct an army but the glue hardens too fast and so is more brittle. After about only a year and half of playing quite a few of the bonds had broken. So if you use and accelerant just use a small bit to hold the bond on the edge a bit and then let the rest dry normal like. The green putty trick works pretty well too but dont use to much or you wont get a good bond witht he superglue.Originally posted by archonofdeath@Nov 5 2004, 16:39
I just get the super ultra cheap stuff at the drug store, the 1$US for 2 bottle stuff. There is this spray that you put on the glue and it dries instantly (and extremely hotly). It doesn't melt plastic though. Anyway look into it, it will hold anything.[snapback]245201[/snapback]