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Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:02 pm
by Skipp
I have some hasslewassle dwarves, which have seperate hands n weapons.

How in the world of fuck am I meant to put the hands on?

I tried pinning, but the wrists aren't big enough (for me)...

These will be gaming minis, so a toughness of joint important.

Any advice?

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:05 pm
by Monkeyborg
Two part epoxy glue, or a tiny blob of green or grey stuff and superglue, I'd say.

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:07 pm
by Skipp
Was thinking araldite, but have found it hard to work with previously, it dries too fucking quick... But I suppose I should have a go..

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:12 pm
by Monkeyborg
Epoxy glue is a bitch to handle, relying on quick clean up of the areas it contaminates, as soon as possible.

Perhaps someone else has a 'cleaner'/easier option?

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:39 pm
by Inso
I use 0.8mm wire, drill and pin, glue with superglue.

Pinning is the only way to get a really secure joint.

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:04 pm
by Duff
What Inso said. You need to use the really fine piano wire in small joins like those. Though you should find that even superglue will be pretty tough on flat connecting areas like those dwarves have iirc.

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:29 pm
by tiacapan
I put together a bunch of them with superglue on its own, I just ri ought need the felt surfaces with a needle file first, still fiddly but they hold up to use quite well.

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Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:48 pm
by Skipp
Duff wrote:What Inso said. You need to use the really fine piano wire in small joins like those. Though you should find that even superglue will be pretty tough on flat connecting areas like those dwarves have iirc.


tbh, Im too cack handed for drilling - my eyesight isnt up to it...

I'll try superglue, had discounted it as I thought it wouldn't do the job...

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:54 pm
by The Dozing Dragon
Superglue then maybe add a little milliput or similar around the joints if you're worried about handling probs?

Re: Glueing fiddly fucking models...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:27 pm
by DemonEtrigan
Skipp wrote:
Duff wrote:What Inso said. You need to use the really fine piano wire in small joins like those. Though you should find that even superglue will be pretty tough on flat connecting areas like those dwarves have iirc.


tbh, Im too cack handed for drilling - my eyesight isnt up to it...

I'll try superglue, had discounted it as I thought it wouldn't do the job...


Use the Gel superglue as hat will spread nicely and give a stronger bond.