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Scratch-Building using Plastic Welder

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Robert Stimpson

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For a lot of the customization and scratchbuliding work that I do, I use a two-part epoxy-like adhesive called Plastic Welder manufatured by Devcon.It comes in a two-barreled syringe, much like some of the epoxies that are currently out there.This stuff cures very rapidly, and although it can get a little warm for some plastics, it is sandable almost immediately. I use it to custon-make parts for many of the transformable mecha I design and build. It shapes easily with a rotary tool, and takes paint quite well.Try it; I promise that you won't be disappointed.


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