Post by becdecorbin on Dec 19, 2013 20:24:49 GMT -5
Sometimes glues (even super glues and contact cements) just aren't enough. And when leaning cave-people, perching vultures, mired rhinos and anything else that won't stay put gives you a headache, try pinning.
I've used metal pins to hold Mrs. Cro-Magnon in place; her tiny feet don't give her a lot of stability. To show off the advantage and use of pins, I've chosen a much larger Japanese solid vinyl kit to demonstrate.
Holes have been drilled in her head, hips and shoulder to secure limbs that CA glued FAILED to hold onto. The peculiarity of the material likely had something to do with it, no matter that I heavily scored both adjoining surfaces to improve the grip. After so many times at seeing the figure fall apart, I broke down and started drilling.
The steel dowel pins in the hips and shoulder are already in place and glued. Now all I need to do is use spackle to fill in the hole and make it look like a drill bit never touched it.
Post by becdecorbin on Jun 4, 2014 21:35:29 GMT -5
OUCH! My latest break in modeling. The leg of Revell's ENDANGERED Condor broke during a test fit on the branch that is part of the diorama. Since that leg is the one that bears the most weight, it had to be pinned and glued. The upper and lower parts of the leg are now joined and the glue is curing.