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Sérgio Iglésias
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I recently bought Dust tactics and while assembling the walkers some fragile parts(machine guns and lights) broke, I never glued minis so, what kind of glue should I get for this?
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James Palmer
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Super glue (otherwise known as Cyanoacrylate or CA glue) will work just fine.
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I use this stuff for any plastic models I'm building....



Don't know if you can easily get it over there, and it's more glue then you would need, but it lasts forever if kept sealed.

Some glues will actually melt the plastic. So you want to be sure that what you get was made for plastic models.

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Model glue/Plastic Cement works better than superglue. It works fast and actually melts the plastic slightly before rebonding for a stronger fix. Superglue takes longer to dry and didn't seem to work as well when I tried it.
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Super glue should dry faster than plastic cement. I've got a bottle of super glue that dries in only 5 seconds (which is actually faster than what you'd want, but you can get them in a variety of drying times.)

But I haven't really used plastic cement. My wife knocked over ALL my medium walkers onto the floor once, and fixed them all with super glue, and I can't even tell now where they were broken (except for a couple pieces that used to be removable but now aren't.)

But I think you're good either way, although they each requires a slightly different technique to use.
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Plastic cement for plastic models, a much stronger bond than super glue.
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Well, the subject has been quite properly covered, but just to sum up... either type,(superglue or plastic glue) will work. Personally, I prefer plastic glue for plastics, and have indeed done so for my Dust figures...
 
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I used Cyanoacrylate and had a hard time gluing some thinner parts that were broken but they are good now, thanks!
 
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