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Re: Hey Tom look into dental micro-brushes a lot better than wire
Guys, that's a great tip and I'll use the tiny brush in the future - I've been using a match stick.
Thanks, Bill! Great tip.
The wire works for applications but it is tedious redipping constantly. Iíll try the micro-brushes. Do you reuse or clean them?
I use dental micro-brushes for very fine painting and glue application. I gave up on wires, toothpicks, and glue tips. I purchase the super micro-very fine . 500 for like $12. On the evil site. But look closely before purchase everybody has their own definitions of micro -fine.
I build a lot of resin submarine kits. As suggested below, Elmers glue can be used to tack things in place. Then I use thin wire (I bought a spool at a craft store), dipped in a small puddle of superglue on scrap plastic or a small square of paradigm to run superglue along the parts to seal in place. It takes multiple dips into the puddle, because the wire holds very little at a time. Do NOT attempt to apply it from the superglue tube directly. The thin stuff flows too quickly and gets all over. Also, buy both the thin and thicker formulations of superglue (cyanoacrylate). The thicker fills gaps in joins. My local hobby shop carries both these products . A bottle runs under $4.00, good for 4-6 kits.
Work slowly and carefully. Keep the superglue off your fingers, unless you want to display the model attached to your hand! I also highly recommend a tube of superglue debonder. A couple of applications allows you to unglue parts and fix mistakes.
Hope this helps.
I am planning to start my first resin kit. I understand we need to use super glue. The problem I have is that SD bonds too quickly to make adjustments. Is there a slower acting SG to use to give time to make adjustments? What are the recommended brands and where can they be purchased? TIA
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