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    Nerys
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    Doug, I can't find the VM120 anywhere, the best I've come up with is Loctite Super Glue Perfect Pen. Do,you think there's any chance of that working. I've tried ordinary super glue which was semi successful and I've tried araldite which was useless.

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    No Nerys.
    I meant the VM 120 CA glue as in the Demo video.
    One part, no mixing, and in a handy applicator bottle.๐Ÿ‘
    One of the many versions of Loctite may do as well.
    Check out some of the demos and links on the search page link I posted.
    BTW For things that size, brass photo etch which are too small to solder, I use a 'normal' CA.
    Like for the little chap in the pic; a Vickers 4 barrel MG at 1:600 !!
    That little gun is made of 9 parts๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค•
    Airfix 'clump' alongside for comparison.
    Bon chance๐Ÿคž
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Ianh
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    Ty Araldite, I think I have seen one around for metal. Also Loctite everybodies go-to
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    Nerys
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    Hi Doug, are you talking about the epoxy metal, two part glue? I can imagine it working very well but for the fiddly little bits in the kit, I think even mixing tiny amounts, it would go off before one could use it all, The bits, I'm making the guns at the moment and they are really fiddly, three pieces for something about 10mm high. It's more than my fingers could bear. I tried to make up a lattice tower last night, it was for mounting a DF or something. Not much luck gluing it with super glue but Alice had the idea of wiring it together with fuse wire and that seems to be working.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Nerys,
    You do seem to be getting into some 'sticky' situations with that kit๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    This VM 120 stuff seems to be the accepted bee's knees for that sort of job๐Ÿ‘
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=ca+glue+f...
    Haven't tried it yet myself, no need thus far, but you never know๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
    Keep well, both of youse!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=ca+glue+for+metal
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    Nerys
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    Somehow, I've reached the stage of making up various bits and pieces like the guns, from the imitation metal supplied. I thought that superglue would do the job of sticking, but it's not very efficient and doesn't really stick well. Once again, when it comes to adhesives, a plea for help. What should I be using ?

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Ianh
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    Agree with Doug,
    The pipe weld sticks quickly
    Regards
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    Why not Nerys?
    AB is only a long and unpronounceable additive to the 'S' - Styrene๐Ÿ˜‰
    Apply with a small brush - and don't get all stuck up!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜
    As I recall the solvents evaporate faster than with 'standard' kit polyS cement.
    So speed and accuracy is required!!
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    As an experiment I purchased a jar of Evo-Stik pipe weld cement, ยฃ6.99 for 250 ml. I tried sticking some bits of waste from the LST build together and it did, just as well as the polycement. It says it's for PVC and ABS pipes and fittings, I would add LST kits. Cheap alternative?

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Good going! Your turrets look great.

    A little story about gun turrets; back in 1955, travelling aboard a former troop transport vessel, it was the one place out on deck our parents felt safe having my brother and me play. They knew we would not fall overboard while playing in the empty round turrets. We were 7& 5 back then, we had a good crossing from N.Y. to Plymouth.
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