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Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by Frank Kosterman, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Frank Kosterman

    Frank Kosterman New Member

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    Hello i'm new with this hobby
    I build one model, but i really would like to know what king of glue is best
  2. AdamN

    AdamN Member

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    I use the Elmer's Gel glue. Its a blueish color until it dries. It gets tacky very quickly, and stays where you put it. Plus, its cheap and easy to get.

    The thing I have found is that its not the kind of glue you use so much as how much glue you use.

    I squeeze my glue out of a child's liquid medicine syringe I got free from a drugstore. I attached a tip for model glue I bought at a hobby store so I can use very small amounts of glue. I also tend to use toothpicks dipped in a little puddle of glue to get even smaller amounts of glue on a part.

    Less is better, and less spread evenly is the best.
  3. dansls1

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    I'm still mostly using good old Elmer's white glue. I've been doing some experimenting with Aileen's in the gold bottle. It's a little different, but so far I haven't found any reason to hate it. It does dry much quicker, which gives a good and bad point. The bad is that it's less 'adjustable' but the good is it reduces down time in assembly.
    In addition, I have a clear-drying glue I use specifically for canopy gluing, and I use cyanoacrylate (superglue) for gluing wire to paper where necessary, as well as for coating wheels to subsequently sand on the dremel.
    As far as a 'best' glue, unfortunately that's going to ultimately be your preference. Some swear by various Uhu glues, a few use Duco, in addition to the various white paper glues out there.