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The best glue for plastic, photo etch, and rigging is ...
Gator's Grip Hobby Glue. It can only be purchased on line at gatorsmask.com It is a water based glue It goes on white like Elmer's but it dries clear and flat. In short it disappears. I did an entire 350 scale Titanic model with it including seven different Photo etch sets and very fine threat rigging and it it was forgiving, strong bonding, and easy to use. It comes in a small plastic bottle and I apply it with toothpicks. But It was great gluing plastic parts together and it did not melt, craze or distort the plastic like Testors liquid glue does. I have used it for all my plastic models. It comes in regular or thin mix. I use thin for rigging and regular for everything else although thin works fine for plastic parts too. It doesn't do like super glue and stick to everything BUT what you are trying to glue. The only thing I use super glue for is resin kits.
I do not work for this company or hold any stock. I just love to use it.
Still trying to improve my skills.
Building Revell 1/700 USS Wasp. I am freaking out about using super glue to bond the 2 parts hull to the waterline plate.
By the time I apply the super glue to the end of the plate, the beginning will have dried off.
Or one small mistake and the kit will be ruined.
I tried using Elmer white glue to temporarily glue one part of the hull and when in place I would have super glued the inside of the hull to the plate but Elmer does not hold the bond. I washed the white glue off and am back to square one.
So looking for other options that bond well and give me more time to work with large parts.
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