Better glue for Model Power houses

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Better glue for Model Power houses

Postby Cypisek » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:47 pm

At the beginning of the pandemic, I was looking for some buildable models, cottages, etc. in American climates. I found houses on the internet auction. I acquired some of them for a very bargain price. These houses turned out to be nothing else but Model Power products, which overseas cost about $30. Everything is great but there was a small problem with gluing the elements. Regular model glue did not glue them properly and some houses fell apart. Can you please advise me on a better glue to hold these houses together?

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Re: Better glue for Model Power houses

Postby 21C1 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:21 pm

What do you call 'regular model glue'? What are the models made of?

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Re: Better glue for Model Power houses

Postby Ironduke » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 pm

I've built several Model Power kits using Revell Contacta Professional glue. As far as I'm aware they are "normal" plastic, although I suppose the formula may be slightly different in different countries.
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Re: Better glue for Model Power houses

Postby End2end » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:02 pm

Ironduke wrote:I've built several Model Power kits using Revell Contacta Professional glue. As far as I'm aware they are "normal" plastic, although I suppose the formula may be slightly different in different countries.

A word of caution using the Revell glue. If you add too much you'll melt plastic. I know it melts plastic somewhat to give a good bond but don't overdo it like I did. :oops:
Totally my fault I know, but I decided to try to fill in a chimney with Revell glue to give it more strength and the chimney sides ended up melted. :?
I use Deluxe Materials Plastic Kit Glue now.
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Re: Better glue for Model Power houses

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 pm

I use Contacta in the small bottle with a long thin needle dispenser. I stopper it by pushing a Peco track pin down the bore, need the varifocals cleaning to do that. Then pull the pin out next time I want to use it. I don't know what happens between Contacta and blackened steel pins, but I'll never use too much by accident!
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