Gluing styrene to wood?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Sluis Van Shipyards, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I'm about finished with my Finemolds X-Wing and am making a base for it that will look like part of a Star Destroyer. It's supposed to be an X-Wing skimming the top of the ISD making a torpedo run at the bridge viewport. Anyway I have a small wood plaque that I want to use, but I don't know if styrene will glue to wood well. Or maybe rather if superglue would work. Anyone know?
     
  2. 8 perf

    8 perf Sr Member

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    Super glue will work. if you really want to use "model glue", I have used a thin coat of the type that comes in a tube. Spear it on the wood really thin, and let it soak in and dry. Maybe twice. It will form a plastic like skin over the wood that regular model glue (tube or liquid) will stick to.
     
  3. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Thanks! I may try epoxy since it should hold stronger.
     
  4. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    2 part epoxy is your friend. It provides plenty of strength and bonds to both materials easily...

    Jedi Dade
     
  5. Nareem_Salbo

    Nareem_Salbo New Member

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    And epoxy lasts a lot longer than cyanoacrylate...
     

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