Gluing curved parts

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by MikeBer, May 30, 2008.

  1. MikeBer

    MikeBer Member

    I am at the stage of building the ships boats and found it very frustrating holding the curved parts together until the glue "grabbed". I can now glue more than one part at a time by using Prestik (Bluetac). Mould the Prestik around the part and apply glue on the inside seam.

  2. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

    Good idea. Have to keep that in mind. Thanks for the tip. :thumb:
  3. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    Very elegant!
  4. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

    It looks like a great solution, but doesn't it leave any kind of residue on the paper?
  5. MikeBer

    MikeBer Member

    Not that I have noticed. I use fast set PVA so the glue grabs within 10 - 20 secs and the part can be removed after a couple of minutes.
  6. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    I have been doing something similar, I use small magnets on a metal plate to hold the bits in place as they dry.
  7. spirtos

    spirtos Member

    ...this is a pretty cool idea... thank you!
  8. Hey I like the magnets idea too. I have been using clothespins to hold the ends together on the lifeboats. I sanded them down so they are duckbilled shape. but I hafv had fits with heat shields etc. so I can see both of these methods working well. Thanks

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