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Old 05-08-2021, 11:57 AM
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Glue question

Hey Guys. Since I retired I design and build mini movie sets for displaying 6 inch action figures. Now I'm thinking about creating some action figure comics of characters I've created. You can check out my page on Facebook here: Clifton Custom Toys, Displays, & Graphics - Home | Facebook

I have a glue question. Since its hard to find cars, trucks, airplanes, etc. in 1/12th scale I've been thinking about doing digital repaints of paper models and enlarging them to 1/12 to use in my displays. Or as stunt vehicles for the comics photo shoots. I just found Gorilla Glue PVC. Clear, non toxic, and cleans up with water before it drys. What are your thoughts on using it on the inside of paper models to harden it and make them more durable? I'm researching now to see if the PVC glue can be thinned to make it easier to brush on.

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Old 05-09-2021, 04:30 PM
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Dear Clif:
I have on small parts used Thin super glue on the inside, Could become pricy on a big project.
Good luck on your experment,
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Old 05-09-2021, 11:31 PM
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PVC glue on paper? Isn't it for PVC pipe? This looks like a user friendly version than the stuff I've used in the past.

If you're looking to harden the paper, MINWAX Wood Hardener will work better. VAL Spar has a similar product.

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Old 05-17-2021, 08:08 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I have seen the superglue idea before but for what I want to do it would be a lot of superglue. I hadn't seen the Minwax Wood Hardener idea. What I want to do is create 1/12 scale vehicles like cars, trucks, motorcycles, airplanes, etc. I design and build 1/12 scale mini movie set dioramas for action figures. I'd like to use the vehicles with my movie sets to photograph action figures for a comic book.
Thanks again for the help.
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:56 AM
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I look forward to seeing those models and dioramas!

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Old 05-18-2021, 11:48 AM
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PVC glue is a solvent that melts the plastic surface so you weld the parts together rather than bonding them.
But I think it also contains a rubber cement that acts as a filler.

This appears to be an eco-version that is less solvent/welder and more adhesive.

FYI Applying a waterbased PVA glue can apply a tough layer.
I've coated the inside of cardstock parts before to strengthen them.

You need a good PVA, not watery...and not watered down.
Apply in it thin layers, don't want to saturate the paper.

Wood glue works well too, but its a bit more expensive, and it dries hard, not flexible.
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Modge Podge is a thick white (dries clear) PVA glue, I use it to glue up jigsaw puzzles, and Mom used it with her decoupage work.
This might be a better option
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