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redneck
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007 - 05:36 AM UTC
Iím trying to do one of the 1/700 PE guys for on my grandfathers ship dio and looking for some advice. Iíve heard of using glue to make the guy a bit more 3D and am wondering what type I should use and what the best way to apply it is.
Any advice and help would be appreciated.
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007 - 05:46 AM UTC
good old white glue works the best for me. I use a sewing needle to apply it to the figure.
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007 - 12:49 PM UTC
Hey Harry. Welcome to Model Shipwrights.

White glue with a sewing needle, sounds like a plan. Do you thin the glue any?
redneck
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 12:15 AM UTC
Thanks guys. Iíll give it a try.
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 03:36 AM UTC
Yes, Kenny, about 3 parts glue to 1 part water.
blaster76
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 05:21 AM UTC
Jacob....let me know how this turns out for you. I have a bunch of 350 scale ones that I plan to use on my WW2 Hornet Dolittle version
Murdo
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 08:04 AM UTC
1/700 PE people???

Where can this stuff be bought?

I've always wondered how some of the guys managed to make crews for their models.
redneck
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 12:37 PM UTC
Murdo I got a set of them made by Lion Roar called 1/700 Persons (yes thats what its called). I believe I got mine from great models web store.

Steve Iíll be sure to post something about it once I get a few done. Just trying one for practice now before I start to first small batch.
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 09:08 PM UTC
Murdo,

You can get them from most of the PE companys some even pre-painted,
WEM, GMM, Eduard and Lion Roar off the top of my head all do them in 700 and 350.

Ciao
Luciano