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how are you suposed to build probots?!

Discussion in 'ALEPH' started by dhellfox, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. dhellfox

    dhellfox The keeper of the Forgotten

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    seriously,
    i accidentally broke a rear leg just trying to shave the excess metal and the only thing that feels like it fits is the backpack.

    i really regret buying it.
     
  2. pedrogzc

    pedrogzc Well-Known Member
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    Pin the parts with wire

    Enviado desde mi Mi A1 mediante Tapatalk
     
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  3. dhellfox

    dhellfox The keeper of the Forgotten

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    by sheer luck the superglue i bought at the supermarket is the best i've ever had. it fuses anything, including metals, together sturdily upon contact.
    still tooks a bit derpy since nothing fitted together properly

    also fixed my Atlanta rifle barrel
     
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  4. Nenyx

    Nenyx Well-Known Member

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    While we are talking about glue, a little trick if you don't/can't hold pieces together, put some superglue on one piece, and just a little bit of wood glue (the white one) on the other. Wood glue and superglue react together nearly instantly.

    And Aceton is good for cleaning glue (either superglue or wood glue) - and to clean metal pieces before fixing them (use a hair dryer or just wait a while to evaporate the aceton before gluying of course ^^)
     
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  5. Vocenoctum

    Vocenoctum Well-Known Member

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    Another thing that might help some folks, when super glue hits baking soda is instantly fuses into a solid mass. So with some parts where you have a peg and slot setup, you can put a thing film of baking soda in there, then while holding the parts together put some of the liquid super glue to flow in and creates a real good bond.
    Only thing that could keep my Antipode tails in!
     
  6. yoink101

    yoink101 Well-Known Member

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    A minuscule bit of tissue or green stuff will accomplish the same thing, and I find that I have better control over it.
     
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  7. TheDiceAbide

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    Pinning, and if that doesn't work, a 10 pound sledgehammer.
     
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  8. Vocenoctum

    Vocenoctum Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes use the baking soda for basing as sand, so it's handy enough. You mean liquid green stuff? The putty doesn't seem to fit the idea.
     
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  9. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    With glue and pins and padded walls (because you will throw them at the walls at some point and they will go through them otherwise).
     
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  10. Eclipse

    Eclipse Spice Dealer

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    Throw them away, buy a rebot box (or a Yu-Jing/PanO rem box if you want to differentiate them) and mount them on the S4 bases. Or wait for a rescuplt. 100% hassle free, no furniture annihilation required.

    I mean, seriously tho, for those who didn't bought a box already, that is definetly what I would advise.
     
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  11. yoink101

    yoink101 Well-Known Member

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    I use the putty. A minuscule bit stuffed into a joint fills and scoring or gaps and helps the glue hold.
     
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  12. Vocenoctum

    Vocenoctum Well-Known Member

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    Does the glue make the putty dry instantly or vice versa? I've used it for basing and for a little filling, but not adhesive assistance since it's so slow to harden.
    Thanks
     
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  13. yoink101

    yoink101 Well-Known Member

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    It firms up pretty quickly. I still find that it’s best to leave it at least overnight to cure before applying paint.
     
  14. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    The glue doesn't make the putty dry as such.
    It does form a more or less instant grab to the putty, and since 50/50 GS never truly hardens, you end up with a little bit of shock absorption in the joint (important - as this joint will be more resistant to the shear forces that a superglue bond itself is weak to)
     
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