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Ooh! I'll see if I can find some of that glue for putting together my gauntlets! I'm still not sure what kind of greeblies to throw on them (though one of the plastic bits that came on my amp is looking like a likely candidate...) and something that chemically reacts with the plastic would be a great help. As for the rivet gun - glad to see I'm not the only one! I'll check it out and see if I can do anything to make it work again... Thanks for the help and encouragement!
Den, judging by the label of "Hobby Glue" and the warnings of "Bonds skin instantly," would I be correct in assuming that is a cyanoacrylate glue?I use the loctite brand on my 1/100th scale WWII modelling projects, and it will absolutely glue two plastics together (or just about anything else.)If I'm right about it being the same type of glue as my Loctite, I know you can buy that small size of bottle, or larger sized bottles at The Home Depot for a pretty reasonable price. Cheaper than hobby shops, in my experience. Probably not the best for gluing to the helmet, as you've said, but definitely will hold two pieces of the expanded pvc together.
This is looking great so far!! I love watching scratch builds come to life.
Looks like you've got some good progress vod! I am enjoying following this build very much! I'm kind of intrigued by the kitchen scissors. lol I may have to try that out on my next build! Keep up the good work!
lol I now dub you sir/miss scissors! I definitely like how that apoxie is working out! I'll be getting some of that for my next build for sure! Do you plan on using it to fill the large holes in your helmet?
Why thank you! I am honored to be Scissor Knight of The Kingdom of My Parent's Kitchen (or, possibly, Bathroom Where the Glueing Happens...)I am gonna use the stuff to fill the big holes, for sure! Since it's essentially clay, I can create a kinda "plug" on the backside of the holes, then add some to the top and smooth it out. That way, the fill piece is secured on both sides and can't pop out in either direction. I have the areas around the holes roughed with 80 grit and will go back later and make them super smooth!I'm just really, really hoping that the smaller bits will hold up to flexing... They should, but you never know! The stuff is only halfway cured currently... I'm hoping to be able to use it to back all my cheek seams for stability (seems to stick well to the rough parts) and if it cracks, I'm in trouble!
Your welcome! It should work well for the plugs it would seem. As I don't know that much about it, I don't know how well it would hold up to supporting the cheeks. I have noticed the cheeks seem to get the most pressure out of the whole helmet. If you find that it doesn't work, you could reinforce them using fiberglass resin and cheesecloth. Using the cheese cloth removes the hazard of inhalation of the fiberglass strands or getting them stuck in your skin. Mainly you would want to wear a respirator when first applying it if you're going to do it in the garage. That would be the next best thing next to using the soldering iron. But, hopefully it want come to all that and the putty will work just fine!!
That's coming out great and I love the angular cheeks. This is making me want to finally start my scratch build.
Looking good Vod.
Looking great vod!
WOoooooooooah. That's mean looking. I want one.