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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 12:05 p.m. PST

I am doing some conversions on Heroclix figures. New head, new wings, new base that sort of thing. Bases will be made out of sheet styrene and I usually use a mixture of CA and regular model glue. Put the CA on the Heroclix figure and the model glue on the sheet plastic wait a few seconds and then put them together, seems to work.

I have been using CA to bond Heroclix parts to Heroclix parts but I was thinking there must be a better way. What you do use for this process?

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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

I use E6000. It is somewhat flexible, and forgiving. It dries clear.

Being solvent based, it takes a good hour, or more, to fully harden.

It takes acrylic paint well, even without primer. It adheres with a fairly strong bond to most plastics, including the stuff Army Men figures are made of: I use E6000 solely, to adhere my plastic Army Men figures to MDF bases; they can be peeled off, but it takes a bit of effort -- more than a casual tug!

I use it with my other plastic, Reaper Bones, metal, and resin figures, both to bond them to their bases, and to assemble them. Note that it is quite thick/viscous, so apply it sparingly, for assembly jobs, as well as base mounting. Wipe away any excess immediately, to avoid tearing it off later (similar consistency to rubber, when hardened), and possibly breaking the bond in doing so. Cheers!

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

Thank you SGT Slag. I will give that a try.
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