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    Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Dottore on Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:55 pm

    What is your most recent modelling discovery (as in tools or paints etc) that you really found useful and wouldn't do without these days?

    For me its Gator Glue...a water soluble super glue that gives you minutes of workability before drying out. Really useful!


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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Ray on Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:36 pm

    Dottore wrote:What is your most recent modelling discovery (as in tools or paints etc) that you really found useful and wouldn't do without these days?

    For me its Gator Glue...a water soluble super glue that gives you minutes of workability before drying out. Really useful!


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    Do you mean it takes minutes to dry out?
    Does it FOG transperancies or any surrounding areas?
    Does it get dislodged with water like the other superglue?

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    Gator glue....

    Post  Dottore on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:33 pm

    It looks like white glue but it is not....

    Has the same consistency...
    You apply it...then I use a small brush with water to wipe off the excess after i join the parts...

    In a few minutes it has a firm bond...after around 30 minutes it is stuck. What makes it really useful is that I can move around the part until it is in the right position....then wipe off the excess and let it dry.

    I discovered it when trying to place engine deck meshes. Normal glue wouldnt work as if the mesh landed out of place it would be stuck....no time to move it around! It was recommended to me from another forum and havent left it since!

    And no it doesn't fog clear parts.

    This link explains further....
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/405823/review_gator_glue_an_alternative_to.html

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    PS AFAIK superglue HARDENS with water (ie accelarates drying) not dislodges it! I may be wrong but I doubt it!

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Tancred on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:01 pm

    From where do you buy it Matthew?

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  RayCaruana on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:38 pm

    Sounds great. Thanks for sharing Mat.

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    Purchasing....

    Post  Dottore on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:16 am

    Bought it online....don't remember where...just google it....

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    Re:Gator Glue

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:16 pm

    I'm baffled to say the least by this Gator Glue Twisted Evil I mean baffled for the worst ta Sad

    MY BOTTLE (which Jos sent for and I presume he's got the same consignment date on his) is not performing according to the positive acclaims by Doc Roe here on this forum and in this thread, and also by Alex (where I asked him last Wed at club)

    Maybe I'm pretending TOO MUCH from this Gator Glue, or else I'm not giving it ample time to get STUCK, but according to Joseph, he tried his and unstuck whatever he stuck the night before, just the day after Sad

    So this is what I'm gonna do pale Embarassed
    I'll bring MY BOTTLE and some plastic scraps NEXT WED the 28th Oct and am gonna PLEAD with Aleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeex to DEMONSTRATE LIVE PLS Evil or Very Mad

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:18 pm

    check this review about the glue,
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/405823/review_gator_glue_an_alternative_to.html

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:41 pm

    FJ wrote:check this review about the glue,
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/405823/review_gator_glue_an_alternative_to.html

    Thanks FJ but I need a LIVE Demo with my BOTTLE as it is not bonding at all Sad
    Even Joseph had the same problem Sad

    Try this website http://www.xejnsew.com.mt Embarassed pale

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:49 pm

    haven't used this glue, so I can't really comment, but according to reviews it is flexible and water actually can be used to clean, debond and thin which makes me a bit sceptical about its properties as to whether use it instead of the so called traditional super glue.

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:42 am

    According to the review, it is the mother of all glues, its properties seem to be really good. I am really tempted to try it out. Superglue does pose certain problems becasue of its instantaneoue drying properties.

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:55 am

    bcauchi wrote:According to the review, it is the mother of all glues, its properties seem to be really good. I am really tempted to try it out. Superglue does pose certain problems becasue of its instantaneoue drying properties.

    Yes it is tempting INDEED Brian, that's why I got a bottle but as I stated earlier Joseph's and my bottle are not sticking/glueing, or maybe we're doing something WRONG Embarassed pale

    Hope Alex is watching this topic Embarassed pale

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  alexbb on Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:37 pm

    yes im watching
    i still cant figure out why yours does not work ive stuck pe, canopies and whitemetal parts with excellent results this does not mean that they are strap resistant but as you know im not the gentlest soft handed guy you ever met

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:56 pm

    Ray wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:According to the review, it is the mother of all glues, its properties seem to be really good. I am really tempted to try it out. Superglue does pose certain problems becasue of its instantaneoue drying properties.

    Yes it is tempting INDEED Brian, that's why I got a bottle but as I stated earlier Joseph's and my bottle are not sticking/glueing, or maybe we're doing something WRONG Embarassed pale

    Hope Alex is watching this topic Embarassed pale

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    Maybe you have high humidity in Zurrieq Question Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:52 pm

    alex wrote:yes im watching
    i still cant figure out why yours does not work ive stuck pe, canopies and whitemetal parts with excellent results this does not mean that they are strap resistant but as you know im not the gentlest soft handed guy you ever met

    Ah yes those butter fingers of yours may be doing the trick cheers

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:18 pm

    Ma xtrajtux minn ghand Censina tal-Merca u kien skadut? lol!

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    Post  Ray on Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:03 pm

    iCocker wrote:Ma xtrajtux minn ghand Censina tal-Merca u kien skadut? lol!

    Emminni hekk qed nahseb ta Sad

    Isma ma tridx thawwdu qabel hux? Sad

    Kull m'ghamilt kien li ixxejkjajtu wahda tajba u "wahhalt" Sad

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:47 pm

    Ray wrote:
    iCocker wrote:Ma xtrajtux minn ghand Censina tal-Merca u kien skadut? lol!

    Emminni hekk qed nahseb ta Sad

    Isma ma tridx thawwdu qabel hux? Sad

    Kull m'ghamilt kien li ixxejkjajtu wahda tajba u "wahhalt" Sad

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    Isma ma ixxejkjajtux xi tnejn tajba u qtajtu lol! lol!

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:50 am

    FJ wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    iCocker wrote:Ma xtrajtux minn ghand Censina tal-Merca u kien skadut? lol!

    Emminni hekk qed nahseb ta Sad

    Isma ma tridx thawwdu qabel hux? Sad

    Kull m'ghamilt kien li ixxejkjajtu wahda tajba u "wahhalt" Sad

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    Isma ma ixxejkjajtux xi tnejn tajba u qtajtu lol! lol!

    Mhux haga kbira FJ lol!

    Anyway, this eve I'll bring the famous or infamous (for me at least) Gator Glue and see what Alex can conjure with it Suspect

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  alexbb on Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:34 am

    MELA QED TAHSIBNI MERLIN ( mago oronzo more likely)JEW

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:10 pm

    alex wrote:MELA QED TAHSIBNI MERLIN ( mago oronzo more likely)JEW

    If you don't know it.........YES YOU ARE and you know I'm not joking as the things I saw you transform/adapt to your MODELLING NEEDS over the years have ALWAYS amazed me and others alike, so don't fish for compliments Twisted Evil

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  alexbb on Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:15 pm

    I DONT LIKE TO FISH but when i occasionally do i usually end up with IMZAZZEN

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! jocolor

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    Re: Modelling discoveries....

    Post  Ray on Thu May 19, 2011 12:48 am

    I am reviving this thread for the benefit of Marco the newcomer, who is a very promising AFV modeller (weldone for that Tiger construction bro) & he asked me from where he can get the famous Gator Glue, so he can go thru this thread as well in the meantime to get some feedback re this matter Laughing

    I wish to add that Gator Glue is very very good, so my negative comments are revoked & I think I made a formal apology/thank you to Doc Roe somewhere here on this forum on another thread for sure Twisted Evil

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