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 Post subject: Glue types
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:44 pm 
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I use elmers white glue. also ca with accelerator for tough glues. what do you guys use? I like the elmers glue but sometimes I need something other than CA to dry faster and hold a little stronger. Just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:28 pm 
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i use allenes tacky glue.....seems to work a little better for me than elmers..... :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:12 pm 
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I'm with Possm. Tacky Glue all the way. I prefer the Quick-Dry kind in the silver bottle/label. It seems that most modelers in the U.S. use a PVA (white glue). in Europe, they have a few different types available. I know some people really like Tombow brand glue. I can't find it around here though.


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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:14 pm 
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I use Alenes Quick dry tacky glue, Elmers white glue-all, and if i need a quick grab, hot glue, which i've also thought about using on biplanes, cause i always end up with little strings of hot glue everywhere, so might as well use it as rigging.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:34 pm 
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very good. Azguy, do you prefer hot glue over ca? I will have to go pick up some tacky glue tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Tacky glue and CA for me. I also have a hot glue gun but haven't yet put it to use :D.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:09 am 
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i only use the hot glue if I need a quick grab on a big surface. Like attaching a bomber tail or wings, or putting together internal formers.. Otherwise I use alenes quick dry for everything. I rarely use CA glue cause A: it's expensive, and B: I always end up gluing my fingers together.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:36 pm 
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I went out today and bought some tacky glue. I got all different kinds in one package. IT ROCKS so far it is wayyy better then emlers. bye bye silly cow. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:05 pm 
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For larger areas, Aleen's Tacky Glue all the way.

For very small detail work, hoever, I switched back to Elmer's Glue-All. I'd saved the tiny white glue bottles that came packaged with some Christmas ornament kits my wife bought and made me assemble. They have very tiny tips (pinhole-sized) and can deliver a very small bead of glue. Aleen's will dry in the hole, effectively gluing the tip solid. Elmer, on the other hand, can be peeled out easily when it's dried. Plus, the quantity delivered is so small that it dries almost as fast as the Aleen's.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:32 pm 
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Thanks for the tip. I still use elmers for some stuff I guess. Like when glueing two flat prices of paper together.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:55 pm 
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I use elmer's for laminating, cause it's cheap, and dries slow enough to allow some fiddling around.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:11 pm 
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I would imagine spray glue is best for large pieces like bases, floors and landscapes.
What type of spray glue does everyone use?


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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:05 pm 
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From my experience, and what I've seen from other builders, spray glue is usually only used when laminating lighter weight sheets onto heavier card or to chipboard (light cardboard). The spray usually used is 3M Type 77.


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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:14 am 
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I have used the Martha Stewart and Elmer's glue pens with good results.

I don't like CA and paper. CA and lead is another matter.

Ailenes is better than Elmer's and availible at big box stores.

Hot glue to me makes a great clamp. I use it to hold joints together while proper glue sets. I can usually pop the glue off after a couple days, it does not hold well, and is best for floral work.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue types
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:35 pm 
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I'm sorta new to paper models, been around plastic and wood for quite a while, but I'm on only the second (and a half) paper model I've ever done. (the first was a green train like the Mallard way back when I was 5 that I taped together with my mom, the half comming from a prototype cardstock version of an East Broad Top Railroad 3-bay hopper, which if I ever measure out and make an official version of, I'll find somewhere to post photos here and send it to the owner guy. -still new, not sure of his name)

So far, I've been using elmers, and taping the parts until the glue dries, but that's with mixed results. On the prototype hopper, I used glue sticks, but it fell apart eventually, as I knew it would. (wasn't supposed to last longer than enough to be a proof of concept, and the "production" ones would need to be a little more refined and have a wood frame through the middle for the Lionel Trucks)

Any idea of the cost of the correct glues, though? (right now, I have Testors Model Cement, Testors Plastic Cement, (that's basically a plastic weld that melts and welds styrene for scratchbuilding) wood glue, testors non-toxic model cement, (I HATE that stuff-all it does is run) white glue in large ammounts, a small thing of crazy glue and some specialty glue that I bought for a resin boxcar kit that nothing can glue but it)


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