Metal Earth® makes very detailed 3D etched models that are assembled using a few tools and nothing else. One of our manufacturing staff, Tony Bonti, is an avid model builder (and a member of the Southern Maine Scale Modelers) and has recently been testing a few Xuron® tools while building these models.
Our last post on glues, cements, and solvents for plastic model building promised a part two – tips to help you know which adhesive is best for your particular project, as well as useful tools for precision placement of your adhesive.
First, let’s talk about the pros and cons of each adhesive …
In my lifetime as a scale modeler I’ve used just about every conceivable type of work space: A shelf in a spare bedroom closet, TV dinner tray, desk, dedicated cabinet, as well as large spacious workshops.
When I first heard that the HMA (Hobby Manufacturer’s Association) was moving the annual iHobby Expo from Chicago (Rosemont), Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio, I was, to say the least underwhelmed. That feeling, however, lasted about 5 minutes. I had to put aside my “creature of habit” attitude and realize that a new venue is good for everyone — especially the consumers in the Cleveland area that will have the opportunity to experience this event and meet with major hobby product manufacturers (like Xuron Corp)!