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Offline Charley Bourne

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Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:25:32 PM »
So, I have a 1/56 scale resin tank that I need to attach to an MDF base.

Will superglue suffice or is pinning recommended?

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 10:07:27 AM »
What kind of tracks?
How heavy is the model?
Why does it need to be attached to the base?

Offline Charley Bourne

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Re: Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 05:55:07 AM »
Itís a resin Warlord MKIV.

The tracks are part of the main body of the tank (i.e. not separate pieces) that have no detail on them. Theyíre sanded flat.

The tank is relatively heavy and Iím basing it on part for protection and also I like the look of it.

Iíve primed the area to be glued on the MDF base with watered down PVA with a view to preventing any glue from soaking in. I didnít know if glue alone would suffice?

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 07:26:02 AM »
I'd go with a nice simple universal glue like UHU or Bostik, especially given the tracks are sanded flat.  You'll get a good connection.

Alternatively, just have it sit on the table by itself.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 08:56:13 AM »
Unless you intend to use it as an offensive weapon, white glue (PVA) should hold a bit of wood to the bottom of a model

Offline Hammers

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Re: Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2020, 07:36:37 AM »
If you want a tough, durable bond I'd go with two-part, 5 min Epoxy. Make sure there is a little paint and ground work between the resin of  the  tank and  the MDF base.

Offline Redmist1122

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Re: Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 06:49:41 PM »
Any white glue will be best...as somewhere down the road you may want to take it off the base for another project or something.
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Offline Charley Bourne

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Re: Advice please - gluing a tank to a base...
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 07:31:26 PM »
Thank you all for your advice.

In the end I settled on superglue. It seems to have done the trick... although I've locked it safely away since just in case!  lol