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Vinyl Figure Question...

September 28 2009 at 3:13 PM
Lauren A. Blakley  (Login USNChief)
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Actually 2...

1) Anybody build the HM4U 1/6 Catwoman?

2) What glue and putty will work on a vinyl kit? I tried, Tenax, Plastruct, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Tamiya, 5 minute Epoxy, Testors and Lacquer Thinner to see if it would work. What's left? Cyano?


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Glen the Rotorhead
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Use cyano for vinyl kits

October 3 2009, 8:19 AM 

I prefer Zap slow and fast cure with spray accelerator. Tack glue the parts together with dots of slow cure. Once you are happy with the fit (and accelerator has dried completely if you used any), flow in the fast cure and spray with accelerator to seal the deal. For filler I use Squadron white putty brushed into the seams with Testors liquid cement.

Good luck!

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James Staley
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Superglue for vinyl kits.

October 4 2009, 5:23 PM 

Walmart has a four-pack of Superglue that you can get for $1.00 whole dollar in the hardware section that I have used for years on all types of models. You can get liquid or gel but I prefer the liquid kind. When you prime the model for painting, I suggest you do a test first on some scrape plastic to see how it will react to oil based paints, as I have had one or two of the vinyl kits that I have built react adversly to enamel paints. You might want to cover the model first with either Tamiya or
Gunze-Sangyo model surface prep before painting.

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