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Glue Suggestion

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Glue Suggestion

Postby predhead » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:23 am

I am trying to come up with some sort of glue to attach the Battlefront jungle trees to their bases. The trees are plastic, and the bases are some sort of resin I think? Anyway, my trick of tacky white glue (to hold the tree in position) and superglue did not work...the trees pop right out of their holes. So, what glue should I use to get these buggers into place? Some sort of glue made for plastics?
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Re: Glue Suggestion

Postby Darby » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:41 am

Honestly, as much of a pain in the but as it is I'd go for epoxy. 2 unlike materials and such...
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Re: Glue Suggestion

Postby air bubbles » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:59 pm

hot glue gun works most of the time for this kind of job :bang
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Re: Glue Suggestion

Postby Peabody » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Yup, both of those should do the job.

I use epoxy myself, but only because I was fool enough to buy quite a lot of it and it seems to have a shelf-life. :huh
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Re: Glue Suggestion

Postby predhead » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:29 am

Thanks all...looks like epoxy it might have to be. Not familiar with the workings of a hot glue gun...are they inexpensive as really this is the only project I have that seems to require this sort of extra work.
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Re: Glue Suggestion

Postby Colonel Mathieu » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:35 am

I use a hot glue gun for my terrain. It works great for attaching plastic and metal parts to MDF bases.

I got a small one for about five dollars in the hardware section of the local supermarket.

You do not want to get the glue on your fingers.
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Re: Glue Suggestion

Postby predhead » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:35 am

Hmmm, then maybe a glue gun is the way to go...I like cheap! :D

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