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Sub-assembly glue question


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No, the plastic glue will not react with a painted surface. You will either need to use regular old super glue or during the sub assembly stage (before any priming or painting) use poster putty (or similar putty) to prevent the joints from receiving any paint. Then when you are ready to assemble you simply remove the putty and glue together using your plastic glue.

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Plastic glue will dissolve acrylic paint - it will bond the parts but make a real mess at the joins.  Super glue will bond painted parts, but the glue is only bonding to the paint, not the part itself - so the join is very weak.

Better to carefully scrape away the paint from the areas you wish to glue and then use the appropriate adhesive.

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10 hours ago, Vasshpit said:

I use liquid mask on parts to be glued together. Dab a small amount on before priming / painting and peels right off before final assembly.

I second the idea for the liquid latex mask. Dab a bit on the areas you don't want the paint to adhere to, use a toothpick to ease it back off when you are finished painting, and you have a nice clean surface for the glue to adhere to. So much easier than masking tape or sanding off the paint.

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Liquid latex sounds like a great solution, any recommended brands out there? Had a quick look on Amazon and the only ones with nozzles were fake blood.

Which would possibly work fine, but could also be seen as taking the whole miniature warbands thing a bit too seriously...! :)

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