That's what I use to make my buildings. You have to be quick and precise. Any error in alignment of the tabs is very permanent. And a surface that has CA in it can't be glued again even if you can get the glued surfaces apart. Glued fingers is a small part of the challenge.
Let's say that it adds an element of adrenalin to the proccess.
Post by josedominguez on Nov 13, 2011 6:11:27 GMT -9
CA cures when it hits water.... that's why it sticks skin so well Once it dries it's got no moisture in it and it seals the paper, making it set really, really slowly if you try to stick something that's had CA on it already (any moisture in the material has already been used up and the porous surfce is sealed so it's just from the moisture in the air making it cure). Paper sticks so well because its so absorbent and takes lots of moisture in from the air, seal that surface behind a layer of glue and you are just sticking glue to glue really. You'll never get that same 'instant bond'. It'll stick, but in the same way as glass or plastic, not the way skin and paper stick.
I'm too much of a klutz to use superglue. With Elmer's Tacky Bond I have to stop every few minutes to clean my fingers, but with superglue, I'd have to stop to go to Urgent Care!
I had to read that aloud to the wife. Chuckle achieved!
I've been using either craft bond PVA or gluestick for the initial lamination. Either paper and construction paper or card stock. The PVA works alright to stick the Mechs to their bases because of the whole 2.5 d thing, but I don't think it would be quite so good with 2d figures.
My main point to use the CA would be the hip joints on the Mech Attack mechs.
That is, it would if I had any CA on hand. I've just discovered all of my stockpile has gone solid.
Post by glennwilliams on Nov 27, 2011 11:10:40 GMT -9
I just found an application where superglue would have been superior. I made little gift boxes for truffles for each person at Thanksgiving (a grandkid on each face--lots of "oohs" and "ahhs"). I used really extra glossy photopaper, so one set of tabs needed glue on the glossy side. Instead of scraping off the gloss, I coulda' used superglue (one of the moments V8 advertises). So I think I'll modify my no to maybe.
I often use superglue. I use the "school" stick glue for large parts or large tabs, otherwise i use my trusty "Attack" (cyanoacrilate....or whatever it is) 'cause i can almost "control" it: the trick is how big is the drop and how much you'll wait before joining the two parts: too much glue, or too less time and the glue will "soak" the paper and your finger. The contrary will make the glue dry too soon. And when i print using photoprinting services, it is the only option available.
Sure, even if i always use a pair of tweezers, my fingerprints are sealed in hardened glue for a day or so
I use the 1 hour photo a lot to print to 4x6. The paper is much more durable, but yeah you can't really glue it the same way. I haven't tried superglue, but I've found that putting a layer of Super Tacky Craft Glue on both sides and then lighting it dry until it's gummy before pressing it together works.
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9