Gluing curved parts

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by MikeBer, May 30, 2008.

  1. MikeBer

    MikeBer Member

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    I am at the stage of building the ships boats and found it very frustrating holding the curved parts together until the glue "grabbed". I can now glue more than one part at a time by using Prestik (Bluetac). Mould the Prestik around the part and apply glue on the inside seam.

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  2. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

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    Good idea. Have to keep that in mind. Thanks for the tip. :thumb:
  3. cdavenport

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    Very elegant!
  4. BARX2

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    It looks like a great solution, but doesn't it leave any kind of residue on the paper?
  5. MikeBer

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    Not that I have noticed. I use fast set PVA so the glue grabs within 10 - 20 secs and the part can be removed after a couple of minutes.
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    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    I have been doing something similar, I use small magnets on a metal plate to hold the bits in place as they dry.
  7. spirtos

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    ...this is a pretty cool idea... thank you!
  8. Hey I like the magnets idea too. I have been using clothespins to hold the ends together on the lifeboats. I sanded them down so they are duckbilled shape. but I hafv had fits with heat shields etc. so I can see both of these methods working well. Thanks