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#10185
Which glue should I use? 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Sorry if somebody already asked this, but I couldn't find it with a search...

One of my skeleton spear-wielding figures is broken. He snapped at the knees.
I tried QuickTite glue, but it didn't stick at all.
What's the right glue to use for the miniatures?
While we're on the topic, what's the best glue to use with the terrain pieces?

Thanks!


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#10186
Which glue should I use? 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
I'm 99% sure Zap-a-Gap would work -- it works on most things. It's also easy to use just the right amount.

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#10187
Which glue should I use? 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
I agree with Zap -a- Gap. I have used it on plastic and resin before and I broke the material again before I broke the bond.

For a less "permanent" bond I use Elmer's super glue stuff (cheap) for DF-MM pieces. They stay together and can be easily snapped apart when need be. I would use the Zap... for any permanent modifications to DF pieces.
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#10188
Which glue should I use? 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
There is a trick I use sometimes that works. I wet one of the sides I am going to glue just a tad. This will help it cure faster. I had to use this on my beholder mni's and that Remoraz that ral partha put out those years ago.
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#10189
Which glue should I use? 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Stormy, I agree with Law and Carnivore about the glue.

You also might try pinning the legs so as to strengthen the gluing job.
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#10190
Which glue should I use? 8 Years, 9 Months ago  
Stormy;

ANY resin, DF or others - 5-minute epoxy or Slow CA, such as Zap-A-Gap. If you use the CA, you can use the Zip-Kicker or other accelerator to make it set up almost instantaneously. I had a MM piece that was broken in shipping once, and I hit it with the Zap-A-Gap and the Zip Kicker, and it's been good to go through 4 years of dragging it to Shore Leave and home again with NO problems!
For styrene, use either a tube cement for plastic models, or, if possible, Tenax or ProWeld, or one of the plastic-certified CA's.
For the soft plastic used for the WotC D&D minis, I'd definitely reccomend the epoxy; it's a pain in the butt to use, but it's the most likely to hold and still have the elasticity you need.
And Rabid Fox's suggestion to pin legs (or any delicate piece); if there's room for a pin, stick it in!

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