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Re: Miniature Cement

From: John Leary <realjtl@s...>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 07:04:16 -0800
Subject: Re: Miniature Cement

John Menichelli wrote:
> Here's a question I'm hoping the people on this list can help me with:
> I've cemented the various Full Thrust ships to their bases using
> (i.e. super glue). [That is, I'm gluing the posts into the holes
drilled in
> the bottom of the ship.] However, it seems that this is a high-stress
> joint, so I'm having to constantly re-glue the posts back onto the
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what glue/cement I should use
for a
> better bond?
> Thanks in advance.
> John Menichelli

     I have been using epoxy to put the 'FT' bases together.
First drilling out the ships mounting hole (also relocating the 
hole closer to the center of mass) to about 2/3 times the depth,
and increasing the diameter to almost 150%.  
Apply the epoxy to both the mounting pin and hole, wait a couple
minutes, mount and hold in place for a couple more minutes.
When completed you should have a small 'O ring' of epoxy under the 
     Pinning the ship to the base is more secure, but I do not have 
the time to use that method.

Bye for now,
John Leary

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