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Re: Super Glue allergy / no glue on museum
I disagree with no glue on museum models. who came up with that? and if you use a solvent based glue, testors uses toluene in the tube glue, i use liquid and also an old hardware store product, MEK to WELD my models..i havent heard of properly glued models coming apart..pins???? how would you acomplish that on a plastic model??? lol, i dont much follow the supposed ""museum"" criteria, i have been paid good money for my well build plastics that would fail the quote "museum" criteria..look at some of the museum wood models on ebay, they are JUNK, lololol...good day guys and keep modeling, always with a smile!!Jay
As I have developed a major reaction to toluene/benzene (ie all plastic glues) I had to reinvent my hobby some 15 years ago. Depending on what you are doing white glue (elmers in the US) can be good for objects that do not need shear strength like railings. Soldering can help and for heavy work and the really have stuff in 1/200 can be screws and pins. Note that a well build museum model (and you are close in size if you work in 1/200) will use no glue at all. Museum models are built to last and neither plastic glue nor CA last very long.
Working on my 1/200 Arizona - and I find my super glue allergy is acting up. Assuming that I am not the only one experiencing this situation, any suggestions on a recommended substitute would be appreciated!
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