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Warhammer Gluing Help 
16th-Oct-2006 07:35 pm
I got some orcs to paint for villians. They need to have the heads glued on before I can paint/play with them. My husband tried to do this last night with a hobby glue he uses for his RC car tires. The glue dries pretty quick but the heads kept falling off. It's like industrial super glue. Any ideas what we can use instead to keep those heads on?
16th-Oct-2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
The only suggestion I can think of is to mix some epoxy with the glue. Most of the Citadel miniatures that I've seen have some kind of bump where the neck should be, and a shallow depression in the head where that bump will fit. Fill the depression with the epoxy/glue mix, and hold the two pieces together for 2-3 times longer than usual. It should work.

Good luck!
17th-Oct-2006 12:36 am (UTC)
17th-Oct-2006 01:56 am (UTC)
what's sad is my husband jokingly said he's solder them.
17th-Oct-2006 12:53 am (UTC)
Zap-a-gap. This may sound pointless, but *don't* let it get on your fingers - you may in fact have to end up slicing them apart with a razor blade.

The other option is to get the GW plastic glue. My understanding is that it literally melts the plastic together to create a very secure join, but I've personally never used it.
17th-Oct-2006 01:43 am (UTC)
also if you take a little file (the smallest you can find, and scrape the part where the two pieces will fit together it gives the glue a little nook to adhere too rather than just flat metal. just make sure you don't scrape thepart people will see.

Also the plastic D&d miniatures are really cool too. for really common stuff (like I need 20 orcs) you can usually find em cheap on ebay.
17th-Oct-2006 01:57 am (UTC)
these are metal not plastic. I don't like plastic figures. They get destroyed to easy.
17th-Oct-2006 09:53 am (UTC)
It's been a while but for the larger models that needed it, I used superglue and an epoxy putty (two part putty, one part is a catalyst for the other to harden). You'd glue the pieces normally then take the putty, roll it into small tubes and push it into the gaps with a wet paint brush (random geek knowledge - it'd even dry underwater if you let it). It'd harden within about 10 minutes. I stuck some big dragon models together with a combination of superglue and that stuff and they're still together to this day - over 10 years later :)

For really stubborn joins, you can pin them (I used to do that with custom models). Basically, take a pin/straightened out paperclip/you get the impression and drill a corresponding hole in both parts. Glue the pin in place in the body .. wait for it to dry .. glue the head to the pin (and body) .. job done. Fiddly and time-consuming.. but worked like a charm.
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