View Full Version : Some assembly advice required
07-16-2010, 04:24 PM
So I know that the preffered method of assembly is pinning a model and gluing it together. However, I had an idea and I was wondering if anyone has ever tried it. Has anyone ever used JB Weld to put a model together?
07-16-2010, 04:31 PM
That would be one of the most durable models ever built. Liquid steel/epoxy resin would be extreme. The only downside I see to this is that it stays pliable for 30 mins and fully cures over 15-24 hours.
07-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Don't use JB Weld, use JB Kwik. It's basically the same stuff, but dries in 5 minutes. It's what nearly every metal model I have ever built is held together with. A little goes a long way, but that joint is never coming apart!
07-16-2010, 10:18 PM
I thought about this before, but never tried it.
07-16-2010, 10:37 PM
I know my dad used a 2 part epoxy resin to put together one of the old citadel dragons must be 15+ years ago. It never came apart.
07-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Cool. Do you think that I could pick up JB Quick at Home Depot? Also I was wondering if it would be alright to use when joining the metal to the plastic on the base?
07-17-2010, 04:57 PM
A little bit intense for most models, but I'm planning on using it for Terminus' wings and spikes when I tear him down for a redo.
07-17-2010, 07:12 PM
Yeah Home Depot or Lowe's will definitely have it. I don't use it for light stuff, but heavy metal models? It's the only way in my book!
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