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hello guys,
i'm currently building the comet miniatures version of Jeff Wayne's 'martian fighting machine'
and have hit a snag,

the kit is mainly resin and white metal, and i'm at a loss as to how to attach the 'legs to the arms',
both pieces are white metal so i'm wondering what is best to provide a solid joint between them. currently i'm contemplating using epoxy resin.

any help would be very appreciated
 

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Howdy Langy! :wave:

Yes the epoxy methods are good but some times do not 'attack' all
joining surfaces well enough.

Now depending on the weight and strength needed I have never had problems joining those two materials together using all purpose CA glues found at better supplied Hobby shops, basically a medium thickness CA that says its for all types- wood, styrene, most metals etc.

I would 'slightly' rough up the surfaces 1st then just bond them together.
The epoxy's tend to be a bit thicker and can ooze too much.

That's my two cents.

Good luck and let us know how it works out.
 

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Langy,

Have you considered soldering?

It wouldn't be that tough, but DON'T use any type of flame. Just a small soldering 'pencil' type iron.

Rob.
 

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J&B weld (cold weld) epoxy glue.
I used it on a Airsoft Thompson that cracked a piece. Works like a charm.

Bor
 
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