New 1/48 PE sets for Tamiya F-14A from A.M.U.R. Reaver

Joined: February 2nd, 2005, 3:12 pm

June 7th, 2018, 2:35 pm #1



















...and one small, but useful set of stiffeners around airframe



The sets offer further improvements for exellent Tamiya kit. Stiffeners can be used for other 1/48 models.
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Joined: October 19th, 2006, 11:28 am

June 8th, 2018, 5:54 am #2

First, the actual etchings look great. However, besides the quality of the etching, I have to say that your demo photos show some of the neatest PE work I have ever seen. When I grow up, I want to apply PE like you guys!

May I ask what glue you use for attaching the parts to the plastic, and what you used for assembling the complex parts (like the boarding ladder) together? Is it all superglue (CA) or something else?
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Joined: February 2nd, 2005, 3:12 pm

June 8th, 2018, 11:26 am #3

bbrought wrote: First, the actual etchings look great. However, besides the quality of the etching, I have to say that your demo photos show some of the neatest PE work I have ever seen. When I grow up, I want to apply PE like you guys!

May I ask what glue you use for attaching the parts to the plastic, and what you used for assembling the complex parts (like the boarding ladder) together? Is it all superglue (CA) or something else?
Thank you for comment!
There are different approaches to attach PE parts to the plastic and for assembling PE parts. I use different glues such as various sorts of superglue (CA) and some contact adhesives. I generally prefer medium liquidity CA for vast majority of complex parts. Sometimes you can use sticky side of masking tape as a sticky "table" for initial several parts assembly and then apply small drops of CA glue to the joints (as I did with boarding ladder), using super glue applicators (ask google for them), or just sharpened toothpick. Super glue remover helps to remove excess of the glue, even it is already dried. For attaching details with large contact area (panels, hatches etc.) you can use some sort of contact glue. Sometimes even "Microscale liquid tape" is useful for pre-fixation or permanent attacment. Of course, detail should be formed prior gluing to conform the surface well. It can be rolled on rubber or vynil pad by steel rods of various diameter or steel ball in case of double curvature. In any case, you'll need to get your own experience to do it best.
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Joined: October 19th, 2006, 11:28 am

June 8th, 2018, 11:43 am #4

Thank you for the response. I have used PE before, but looking at your work I can certainly still improve a lot.
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