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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Sep 2019 5:53 p.m. PST

I have some rubbery-type children toys, little ones, ocean-themed.

There are tentacles, claws and tails that would be great for Chaos.

How would I bond these to a standard plastic model?

I'm thinking to use a wire and 'pin' them into place, but what adhesive would bond these two things? Can it be made to work?

Zephyr113 Sep 2019 8:47 p.m. PST

Pin and then heat-weld together with a hot blade? (Weld marks can be covered with glue or epoxy before painting.) Might get a little stinky, though…

Aethelflaeda was framed14 Sep 2019 8:35 a.m. PST

Do not paint them with any sort of oil based solvent. The rubber will never recover and remain tacky. Some glues are going to do the same but hot glue does a good job.

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Pauls Bods14 Sep 2019 8:59 a.m. PST

Pin and use the Baking Soda/cyanate glue mix to "weld" the joins.

CeruLucifus15 Sep 2019 9:46 p.m. PST


Agree that pinning will provide better mechanical bond.

Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 10:57 p.m. PST

E6000 or Pliobond. E6000 is safer. Either one, use in a well ventilated area

Anton Ryzbak16 Sep 2019 12:37 p.m. PST

Michigan Toy Soldier sells a glue that they say works great on soft plastic minis……I can't vouch for it as I've never used it.

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