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« Reply #15 on: 03 September 2019, 01:42:43 PM »

2 mm? Two. Bloody. Millimetre!  Shocked

You might have said!   Grin
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« Reply #16 on: 03 September 2019, 01:47:15 PM »

Haha! The glue gun figures were all 10mm, never fear.

The 2mm is a new project I'm starting on, think the glue blobs would be bigger than the figure blocks if I tried the gun on them!
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« Reply #17 on: 03 September 2019, 04:11:06 PM »

For 2mm use card and UHU, a thin scrape of it ! For metal to metal (mostly pewter to 1p coins) I use cheap and nasty super glue, metal or plastic to card uhu, and plastic to plastic its ploy cement

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« Reply #18 on: 03 September 2019, 05:30:20 PM »

Ahem... my coat please...

Thought parrot to parrot was Polly cement?
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« Reply #19 on: 03 September 2019, 06:19:49 PM »

I think for that one you don't even deserve your coat, you're out in the rain in your shirt.

PVA didn't really hold, though was only a thin coat so possibly back to superglue for them. I do have some self adhesive magnetic tape that I used for my 2d counters, tempted to use it as basing for the 2mm. I'm in two minds whether it's worth going magnetised for 2mm, they're not really fragile enough to make storage a concern but might be useful for movement trays, status counters, etc.
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« Reply #20 on: 03 September 2019, 09:42:14 PM »

I generally use some UHU-like contact glue from Wilko. It gives you time to change your mind if you get a bit punchy and find you've stuck the opposition on by mistake or a moment's inattention. when that's dry I just fill in any gaps with a thin layer of plasticine and paint sand/flock.
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« Reply #21 on: 03 September 2019, 10:34:01 PM »

I use a large flat file to steam through the bases, and apply Loctite 60sec gel (20g tube).

The gel superglue lets you position the wonky ones quite nicely. You get those sometimes even with all the filing
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« Reply #22 on: 11 September 2019, 04:14:06 AM »

Late to the party here, but I use plain old Elmer's White Glue. It does a nice job of holding the figure, with just enough give if needed, but mainly so if the element were dropped hopefully the figure(s) will pop off rather than break. Have only had it happen one time and thankfully the figures popped right off. Not sure that would happen if I used a super glue type.

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« Reply #23 on: 11 September 2019, 09:10:57 AM »

Well Iíve just learnt something the hard way. I usually temporarily fix my figures to a wooden rod using Copydex. For a change I tried pennies only to discover, when I came to remove them, that Copydex reacts with coin metal so that it doesnít actually set but remains a sticky mess.
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« Reply #24 on: 11 September 2019, 10:11:00 AM »

Ahem... my coat please...

Thought parrot to parrot was Polly cement?

No, Pollyfiller.
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« Reply #25 on: 11 September 2019, 12:09:59 PM »

That's terrible, take your sh*t off and get out !!!
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« Reply #26 on: 11 September 2019, 12:15:28 PM »

Well Iíve just learnt something the hard way. I usually temporarily fix my figures to a wooden rod using Copydex. For a change I tried pennies only to discover, when I came to remove them, that Copydex reacts with coin metal so that it doesnít actually set but remains a sticky mess.
That is an experiment I am going to try!  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: 11 September 2019, 01:52:21 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: 11 September 2019, 02:40:48 PM »

Well Iíve just learnt something the hard way. I usually temporarily fix my figures to a wooden rod using Copydex. For a change I tried pennies only to discover, when I came to remove them, that Copydex reacts with coin metal so that it doesnít actually set but remains a sticky mess.

trust me leave it for a year and the copydex sets  - sets like some kind of wonderous space age technology wonder-glue. it's a quite bizarre reaction but i can't get them orcs of them coins, no matter what I try, saoked 'em, heated 'em, used power tools - short of melting the whole thing down the two are essentially one now (actually they'd still be one if I melted them down but . . .)
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« Reply #29 on: 12 September 2019, 09:28:57 AM »

I used to use two part epoxy but I swapped to superglue due to speed. However I do occasionally use PVA if I want time to move the figures about.

Take care

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