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Offline Curassier

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Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« on: November 28, 2021, 11:30:31 AM »
Have tried some of the more "sophisticated" solvents used in plastic modelling and made a bit of a mess.
What do you guys recommend for assembling Perry plastic miniatures ? Many thanks.
JM

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 11:35:48 AM »
Revell Contacta Professional (with the needle applicator) works just fine

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Offline 2010sunburst

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 12:06:30 PM »
+1 on Revell Contacta.  It also has gap filling properties so aids in disguising joints.  Solvents like EVA and Tamiya extra thin will work, but are not the best for this application.  Donít use superglue, it doesnít produce anywhere near a strong enough bond. 

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 12:12:04 PM »
Revell Contacta Professional (with the needle applicator) works just fine

https://www.revell.de/out/pictures/master/product/1/39604.jpg

+1 Have used Revell with great results. Tamiya Extra thin to hide sprue/flashing/mold residue marks after a scrape with citadel's scraping tool. But Revell would also work for that to an extent.
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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 01:38:47 PM »
I also have used Revell Contacta with great results.  Also during lockdown when my Contacta ran out I found Humbrol Precision and standard Humbrol Polystyrene Cement just as good though the latter is a bit more difficult to use on small parts but does have excellent gap filling properties.
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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 01:41:13 PM »
Any polysteyrene cement is fine. Or "Airfix glue" as we used to call it.

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 07:50:25 PM »
I tend to use Tamiya plastic cement, mainly as it comes in a handy bottle with a brush. So much easier to use than the old school airfix glue in a tube.


Offline Curassier

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 11:10:46 PM »
Mine of information.
Many thanks all !
JM

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2021, 11:14:26 PM »
Humbrol liquid poly with the jar and brush for me...never had any problem with it and used it on Perry and Wargames Atlantic Afghans and some GW bits without any issues this weekend.

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2021, 11:28:52 PM »
Revell Contacta. Iíve put together getting on for 1000 assorted 28mm plastics, mainly Perry, and have used the Revell product all the way. The needle dispenser is a winner. And the Revell liquid poly cement is also an ace smoother away of mould lines and stray plastic crumbs, and concealer of joins. Highly recommended.

Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 11:58:13 PM »
Revell Contacta. Iíve put together getting on for 1000 assorted 28mm plastics, mainly Perry, and have used the Revell product all the way. The needle dispenser is a winner. And the Revell liquid poly cement is also an ace smoother away of mould lines and stray plastic crumbs, and concealer of joins. Highly recommended.

+1 for Revell Contacta

I got put onto this a year or so ago by a friend and its a game changer. As you say the needle dispenser is the difference, gives you loads of precision and the fact you can clear a blockage in seconds with a lighter or match by warming the needle is fantastic.

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2021, 12:34:19 AM »
I use Mr. Cement Deluxe. Any good hobby shop/model shop will have it. I used Revel for several years and wasn't happy with it. 
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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2021, 01:36:37 AM »
Testors has always served me well.

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2021, 02:11:46 PM »
Hum roll Poly Cement in the tube. ĎWastedí years of application has brought about a certain adroitness of application :-)

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Re: Best glue/solvent for Perry plastics
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2021, 02:23:33 PM »
What is very clear from this thread is that while brand and applicator style varies everyone is using plastic cement for plastic kits. And this is a good thing it gives a much better bond than super glue.

 

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