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 Has anyone taken a Tamiya model and...

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 Posted: May 6, 2022 03:52AM
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As far as I know, plastic models are white or black polystyrene. Back in the day when I was building models, they had this glue that would melt the plastic to adhere. It was always a mess. Then they changed the formula and it didn't adhere as well. Are modelers using super glue now?

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On a clear polycarb shell which gets painted from the inside ?

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You can use auto spot putty (German ones are best) to blend the join after using superglue to join. Easy. Prime with lacquer primer and paint with a clear coat and the finish would be excellent.

 

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I have never seen that conversion but I did one 'similar' a couple of years ago.

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I've not seen it done though I've thought about it.
The inability to hide/disguise the cutlines was the major deterrent.  If it were an externally painted hard plastic body instead of internally painted clear polycarb it would be easier as plastic welding and putty could be used on the joins.

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Has anyone taken a Tamiya saloon model, Chopped and Sectioned it, to make a mini sprint model?