IPB



Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Glue question
Gun_wun
post Feb 26 2012, 04:22 PM
Post #1


Mushling


Group: Grotz
Posts: 37
Joined: 13-October 09
From: NorCal
Member No.: 10,845



Hello, I was hoping that someone could tell me what kind of glue is best for BFG conversion scale models. I’ve been using super glue, but man due to the scale it is difficult to avoid globs of sticky on da little pieces. Is there a thinner glue that works well that I could paint on with a small brush? Any help would be great. Thanks!

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mad Grot Docsnik
post Feb 27 2012, 06:30 PM
Post #2


Head Honcho
Group Icon

Group: Nobz
Posts: 3,476
Joined: 27-February 06
From: da Armpit uda East (NJ)
Member No.: 2,231



Note that there are many formulations of superglue these days. There are thinner ones and gels and everything in between. I would say you would have to try different formula/applicator combinations until you find one that works for you. Personally I still do model cement for plastic-plastic bonds and superglue for plastic-metal or metal-metal.


--------------------
Orks -- comic relief in the grim darkness of the far future.

"Unfortunately, there is no way of enforcing a rule that sigs should be genuinely witty or profound." -- Oddballz.

A wise grot knowz da roolz of Da Waaagh and obeyz dem.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gun_wun
post Feb 28 2012, 12:25 AM
Post #3


Mushling


Group: Grotz
Posts: 37
Joined: 13-October 09
From: NorCal
Member No.: 10,845



He takes one large crooked finger and wipes the snot on it off on a grot assistants head. The Mek then Scratches his large dented head with the now cleaner finger “Hmmmmmmm gut idea”
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gorlock
post Feb 29 2012, 03:53 PM
Post #4


Squigpipes


Group: Grotz
Posts: 68
Joined: 23-July 10
From: New Jersey (South, Gloucester County)
Member No.: 11,714



for the small guns an such, I would put a lil glue on a paper plate or piece of cardboard, hold the gun with a pair of tweezers and dip into the glue. That way I could just wipe away any excess on the plate and put the piece in position


--------------------
***END OF LINE***
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gun_wun
post Mar 4 2012, 02:31 PM
Post #5


Mushling


Group: Grotz
Posts: 37
Joined: 13-October 09
From: NorCal
Member No.: 10,845



Right on, ya, I’ve been dipping pieces into glue, placing them and then using a sharpened tooth pick to wipe off the excess glue once in place (taking off the excess glue prior to placing the parts, make me feel kinda stupid……… HOT TIP Thanks!). It seems to be working pretty good. Having never built anything at this scale, I worry a bit about how it is going to look when it is time for “DA Paint”. The good news is I’m having fun with “Da Builds”. Thanks for the advice, one piece at a time and soon “Da Fleet” will be screaming Waaaagghhhhhhhhhhh!

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gorlock
post Mar 5 2012, 04:35 PM
Post #6


Squigpipes


Group: Grotz
Posts: 68
Joined: 23-July 10
From: New Jersey (South, Gloucester County)
Member No.: 11,714



Ya might be surprised how forgiving BFG ships are to paint. When I first bought the boxed set (many moons ago) the first ship I attempted to paint was an Imp cruiser.(Our Orks,sadly,arent represented) Some detail work on the prow, and the rest I just kind of dry brushed,(black primer,white dry brush) and it was totally table worthy. Very happy to see new people p;layin the game. Good Luck!!!


--------------------
***END OF LINE***
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
pedrom
post May 5 2012, 02:35 PM
Post #7


Puffball Fungus


Group: Grotz
Posts: 9
Joined: 27-September 07
From: Prague, CZE
Member No.: 5,118



To glue plastic part on another plastic part I use "plastic cement" (I´m not sure if the term is correct...)
Glueing metal and plastic - acrylic superglue.
To glue SMALL parts - use a wire: on the end put a little bit of glue (the drop is really small) and now put the glue from the wire to the correct place, it´s provide to you more control of the amount of glue placingon the target...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gun_wun
post May 6 2012, 07:33 PM
Post #8


Mushling


Group: Grotz
Posts: 37
Joined: 13-October 09
From: NorCal
Member No.: 10,845



Right on, thank you for all the replies. I bought some GW thin super glue and I'm putting a drop down on the side and then using a tooth pick (going to try wire as suggested next) to mop up some glue and put parts in place. It's working pretty good. I've about got my first 6 Brute Rams ready for "Da Paint". Again I'm a little worried how they will look painted up, soon we shall see; and if it's not too bad so will you!

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version |  Time is now: 18th April 2014 - 01:03 AM