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Genesis by Omega1234 - 1/300 - 49m Mega Yacht - 8 inches long

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10 minutes ago, John Allen said:

Patrick,

 

Didn't think you could surpass the last one you did, well brother you crossed the mountain. The Mega yacht is above and beyond mighty impressive. Have absolutely enjoyed the birth and progression of this one. Kudos 10 times over.:cheers:

HI John

 

Many thanks!  That's a mighty nice compliment.  

 

On a more serious note, I hope you're (and all of our American MSW members) safe and well, what with the Hurricane that's blowing through your country at the moment.

 

Stay safe.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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8 hours ago, BANYAN said:

Very impressive indeed noting the scale!  looks great Patrick.

 

cheers

 

Pat

Thanks Pat!!!

 

Much appreciated.  

 

Cheers. 

 

Patrick

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It is certainly coming along Patrick, no easy task capturing the very many curves and recesses! 

You are gluing plastic, paper, styrene and wood together and some times the contact area is tiny, is it CA glue you are using?

 

Vaddoc

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5 hours ago, vaddoc said:

It is certainly coming along Patrick, no easy task capturing the very many curves and recesses! 

You are gluing plastic, paper, styrene and wood together and some times the contact area is tiny, is it CA glue you are using?

 

Vaddoc

Hi Vaddoc

 

Yes. CA glue is what I use almost exclusively, because it’s quick drying and non-messy. 

 

Do you you have an alternative idea?

 

 Thanks 

 

Patrick

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Not really Patrick. For some reason CA never worked for me so bonding dissimilar material is a headache. I sometimes use epoxy as good surface mating is not essential but it is messy and does not work very well. I have a feeling I ve been using the wrong CA glue, too fluid and too cheap!

I think next I ll try a combination of gell CA with an activator to set it in seconds. I need to remember not to scratch my eyelids when gluing...😀

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Vaddoc,

 

There are quite a few brands on the market, I like BSI insta-cure (fast) and insta-cure+, which is slightly thicker, they also have a gell. Most use Zap or Zap A Gap. Both brands can be get in the UK (I order mine in the UK as well) You'd probably are best off with either Zap-A-Gap or BSI insta-cure+ for what you need it for, though they dry somewhat slower than the other two, they fill in the irregularities.

 

HTH

 

Cheers

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2 hours ago, cog said:

Vaddoc,

 

There are quite a few brands on the market, I like BSI insta-cure (fast) and insta-cure+, which isslightly thicker, they also have a gell. Most use Zap or Zap A Gap. Both brands can be get in the UK (I order mine in the UK as well) You'd probably are best off with either Zap-A-Gap or BSI insta-cure+ for what you need it for, though they dry somewhat slower than the other two, the fill in the irregularities.

 

HTH

 

Cheers

 

2 hours ago, vaddoc said:

Not really Patrick. For some reason CA never worked for me so bonding dissimilar material is a headache. I sometimes use epoxy as good surface mating is not essential but it is messy and does not work very well. I have a feeling I ve been using the wrong CA glue, too fluid and too cheap!

I think next I ll try a combination of gell CA with an activator to set it in seconds. I need to remember not to scratch my eyelids when gluing...😀

Hi Vaddock and Carl

 

Thanks for the advice and comments.

 

I tend to use two types for my boats. The first is the Gel type, which is perfect for quick jobs as it’s thick, has a longer drying time and allows for final adjustments to be made.

 

The second type is the runny Zap A, which I use exclusively for flooding and saturating the wood, or cardboard; thereby making the surface super strong. Perfect for my teeny tiny work. 

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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