Mounting plastic parts painting.

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LiamD
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Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby LiamD » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:17 pm

Whats the best way to mount plastic kit bits to trimmed sausage/tooth pick sticks for painting purposes, have been using tamiya cement, but is there anything better.
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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby Lego » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:52 am

i always use ca glue.

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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby LiamD » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:10 pm

Any particular brand or just super glue itself
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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby Lego » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:10 pm

I have a different superglue for pe. But for tooth pick jobs I use normal superglue

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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby arni » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:05 pm

Or mini crocodile clips..
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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby LiamD » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:26 pm

Moved this one forward today, still having difficulty getting the sticks to stick quickly, so folded some masking tape over the trimmed down head of the tooth pick and wrapped it around the shaft, a couple of seconds and parts are locked on. Haven't taken one off yet to find out whats left behind >:o

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Found also that polystyrene was likely to topple over so spent the afternoon drilling holrs :D

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Now I have a covered plastic box to carry my bits and bobs for painting across the yard even when its raining :lol:

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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby arni » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:37 pm

Does it rain in Ireland? :lol:


one more thought on mounting parts,double sided tape is handy to have.
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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby LiamD » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:49 pm

Had considered that angle, haven't tried it, but felt that a bigger bore stick might be required, but no doubt will find some implement that will work in that vein.

The weather here has been great for the past couple of weeks, the odd drop or two of rain and and temps most days of around 8 to 15 degrees, nights rarely fall below 1 or 2 degrees. For certain this is going to change for the worst some time very soon. ;)
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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby Vinny » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:21 pm

Hey Liam,

I use stretched sprue cut straight and with a tiny drop of CA super glue. I attach it to the parts where no paint is needed and when I'm done I just snap them off. The CA comes off pretty easy. It works great fro airbrushing but also can hold the object for detailed painting.

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Re: Mounting plastic parts painting.

Postby LiamD » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:41 pm

Used sprue cut and sanded flat, but just have this thing about using cocktail sausage sticks :D
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