Jump to content



Recommended Posts

I use white carpenters wood glue and also super glue for some fiddly bits. 


Same as Brian, I use almost exclusively PVA.  I have used CA to stiffen up small or fragile pieces but this can discolour/darken the print.


The brand I use comes in both interior and exterior grades and find the interior better as it has a very slightly different viscosity.


I have been trying to find Aleene's tacky glue to try as it appears a lot of U.S. builders use this but haven't found it yet.


I can't use the clear stringy UHU glue that the majority of Europeans use.  The stringiness drives me nuts.






HM Bark Endeavour (First Wood, On Hold)

Borodino (1:200 Card, Current Build)

Admiral Nakhimov (card 1/200)

Mazur D-350 Artillery Tractor (1:25 Card) 

F-8 Crusader (1:48 Aircraft, Plastic)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ordinary PVA is what I use most of the time.  Just remember it has moisture and might wrinkle the paper.

David B

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I prefer UHU HART which hardens quickly (in about 30 seconds). If something went wrong a small amount of fresh applied glue softens the prior portion again a little and allows corrections. It does not put moisture on the cardboard and even big parts don´t shrink or bend too much. It hardens the edges. If gaps remain i normally close them with CA later. 



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I prefer to use Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. I find it has less moisture content than my Elmer's Wood Glue.

I also use limited amounts of Super glue when necessary.


No matter what glue you are using, experience has shown me that less is more, use the glue sparingly.



If someone says something can't be done, it only means they can't do it.


Building:Shipyard - HMS Mercury card madel


Completed Builds:

Wood Models; AL Bluenose II 1989, Corel Toulonnaise 1995, Corel Flying Fish 2000, AL Scottish Maid 2005,

Sergal President 2010, Mamoli Beagle 2011, Corel Eagle 2013, Mamoli Constitution Cross-section 2014, Victory Cross-section 1/98 by Corel 2015, Occre San Francisco Cable Car 2018, Model Shipways Armed Long Boat 2021

Card Models

Christmas Train by PaperReplika 2012, Yamaha DSC11 Motorcycle 2013, Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2014, WWII Tiger I Tank by Paper-Replika 2014, Wrebbit Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster 2014, Central Pacific no. 60 Jupiter card model 2015, Mirage III 1/30 converted to 1/33 card model 2017, TKpapercraft 1912 Mercer 2021


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...