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what glue do you use to mount your models?

By fattdirk

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

So probably like a lot of you, I wanted to buy the premium model but can't really afford it. So I figure I'm going to install some mods to give my game that premium feel but at a pro price. I ended up picking up these sweet animal models and was planning on installing them in my Metallica. The issue I'm having is figuring out how to mount them. I started by super gluing them but it doesn't hold and really has created a mess on the plastic and where I dripped it on the playfield. I was going to try hot glue but am afraid it will melt the plastic.

What do you guys suggest?

Here's where I want to mount the stuff. I got a snake because it fits the Metallica theme but it's an entire snake instead of just the head. Also got these fierce lions and a freaking dinosaur.

#2 1 year ago

Expanding Gorilla glue.

I like the look, reminds me of the entrance to Tiger Stadium.

#3 1 year ago

Will I need to dremel off the excess?

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

Will I need to dremel off the excess?

I second the gorilla glue. That’s what the pros use.
If you need help removing the excess, I’d be willing to help. I have a jigsaw with a laser on it for accuracy.

#5 1 year ago

Super glue. If you get some on the playfield, you should wipe it immediately with a clean tissue

#6 1 year ago


#7 1 year ago

Museum putty. Lowe’s for like $4. Doesn’t leave any residue when you remove. I use it for my Tron cycles. Holds awesome.

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#8 1 year ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

Will I need to dremel off the excess?

Wouldn't be modding if you didn't!

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