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Griefbringer23 Apr 2011 8:53 a.m. PST

I recently found out that I had run out of plastic glue while having a load of Perry WotR plastics to assemble. So on a visit to a local hypermarket, I checked if they had any plastic glue around, and ended up buying a bottle of Revell liquid plastic glue called Contacta Professional.

Once I figured out how the bottle worked, I was quite impressed by this product. The glue itself is pretty decent liquid plastic glue, but the really nice feature is the long and really thin nozzle used to extract the glue from the bottle. This allows one to squeeze out tiny drops of glue, which is just what I need when assembling the Perry figs.

Also, since the nozzle is so this, there is less worry about the glue fumes getting out of the bottle, compared to the brush-on glues I have used previously – where opening the lid to get glue also exposed one to quite some glue fumes.

According to the side of the bottle, it should contain 28 grams of glue. This should last for a while – my only worry at the moment is about the thin nozzle getting clogged, but should that happen it should be hopefully be relatively easy to open with a needle. Let's see if that will happen.

Overall, I am quite happy with this glue for the time being.

Sumatran Rat Monkey23 Apr 2011 9:09 a.m. PST

If it's similar to the long, thin metal nozzle used with Testor's Model Master glue, you shouldn't have any problems with clogging- I've used Testor's (along with MicroMark's "Same Stuff," depending on the job) for years, and never had a nozzle clog.

For that matter, I'm only on my 4th bottle of Model Master, at that, and they're not huge bottles.

- Monk

Ace From Outer Space Inactive Member23 Apr 2011 9:49 a.m. PST

Contacta is good stuff! It gives you enough time to get things positioned nicely.

The bonus of the needled bottle also means that teenage gluesniffers have a more efficient way of getting high… laugh

Pauls Bods23 Apr 2011 1:47 p.m. PST

Ive used the same revell glue on my WotR perrys. Works very well.
Ive used the same "dispensers" for ages, these
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and have had absolutely no problems with them yet.
Cheers
paul

Pat Ripley Fezian Inactive Member23 Apr 2011 5:54 p.m. PST

the needle does eventually clog. go to plan b, use the needle as a stopper and drip the glue straight from the tiny nozzle on the bottle.

von Auerbergh25 Apr 2011 11:15 p.m. PST

If it is clogged, you can "burn" it free: squeeze the bottle very gently, and go with a match or lighter along the needle from bottle to open end. Somewhen it says pffft. Finish with fire and spend one drop running through the needle to remove any residuals.

Greetings,
Bernhard

Griefbringer26 Apr 2011 10:59 a.m. PST

Open flame and plastic glue does not sound like the safest combination out there…

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