UHU and other types of glue

Discussion in 'Feedback & Support Forum' started by tigerback, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. tigerback

    tigerback tigerback

    Where can UHU glue be purchased? What other types of glue(s) are best for building paper models? Right now I'm using Elmer's Gel glue. It's a pale green color and is cheap(!), doesn't run, and doesn't seem to warp the paper if used sparingly. I used Elmer's white glue originally, but found it has too high a water content (which I've "heard" other modelers say).
    I've been gathering a large collection of cardboard of various thicknesses by cutting up nearly every cardboard box my wife and I use, cereal, pasta, pancake mix, tea, etc., et al, ad nauseum. When I gather my courage to tackle a more complicated model, I believe I'll have an ample supply!
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Michael's Craft Stores has a wide selection of glues, and great cutting mats.
  3. AshenOne

    AshenOne New Member

    I've had alot of luck with Aileens Tacky glue. It's thick and doesn't run and holds strong.
  4. jmc1765

    jmc1765 New Member


    I found that Elmer's school glue gel works the best when used sparingly. Fast dry time and will allow some time to make adjustments.
  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I really recommend against using Elmers. It penetrates paper and can distort the printed surfaces in dye based ink models. There are times when forming certain edges, that Elmers can be useful, but for the most part, UHU, AIlen's, ZIP DRY, are some of the better builds.

    I also do not recommend crazy blue in any amount over super tiny parts as it builds up in your system and can get you really sick. It's the cyanide in it that's the problem.

    I also read recently that some restaurants are using a "meat glue" to turn stew chunks of beef into fake "Filet Mignons".
  6. hexagon

    hexagon New Member

    Can the uhu glue be bought in larger size containers ? I don't like that those small one run out pretty quick.

    Besides that, i really like how the uhu glue handles when working with paper.
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I haven't seen big containers of glue. part of the problem is when you have a lot of air in the container, it starts drying the glue. Also, scale of economy, why sell big tubes for less, when you can sell smaller ones for more.

    Zip Dry, a little more heavy duty, will save you money over UHU glue if you find yourself using a lot of glue for a component as ZIP DRY really is strong, but still non-toxic, and you don't need a lot to hold something heavy or under strain. ZIP DRY also is great for holding plastic to paper, cockpit windows, for instance, to cockpits or paper frames for opening cockpits.
  8. tredog65

    tredog65 New Member

    I use Aileen's Tacky and sometimes Elmer's white glue. Just depends on what I'm building. Elmer's will do just fine in a thin layer.
  9. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I would not recommend ELmer's white glue. It gets yellow and brittle, after a long period. The Elmer's carpenter glue is some brutal stuff, but it is yellow. :)
  10. circletrack37

    circletrack37 Just another old kid. lol

    Zathros, is UHU available in the US? I just bought super glue and NOW I read this!!! lol. Par for the course today. We also bought the wrong color ink cartidge!!! lol Oh well, I'll get another one on pay day.
  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

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