Recommended glue to use on figures?

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Recommended glue to use on figures?

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I don't know if there's a recommended glue, per se. Personally, I usually just use the el-cheapo superglue I find at local discount stores. It does the job.

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NatoGreavesy wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:00 am
I don't know if there's a recommended glue, per se. Personally, I usually just use the el-cheapo superglue I find at local discount stores. It does the job.
Yeah, same here. Just make sure you don’t use too much.

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Slow-setting cyanoacrylate (super glue) purchased from the local hobby specialist retailer. The slow setting version gives you a second or two to position the parts properly.

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VinceHoffman wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:31 am
Slow-setting cyanoacrylate (super glue) purchased from the local hobby specialist retailer. The slow setting version gives you a second or two to position the parts properly.
Trust this man, he knows the ways of the custom build.

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Many glues will not stick to plastic or not stick long if you plan to "play" with it.
If you want a permanent fix you would need to use something that fuses the plastic together.

There are special glues for PLA, ABS and PVC plastics. Often they come with 2 tubes you mix together.

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VinceHoffman is right about the slow setting cyanoacrylate glue for builds, but I recommend instant cyanoacrylate glue for kitbashing figures. The longer it takes for the glue on a figure to set, the more likely you are to accidentally shift a part away from how you want it. I also don't recommend catalyzing the glue with anything, because it creates bubbles in the outer layer of glue.


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