Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

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Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby Jiraiya1969 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:01 pm

I have reached the point with my Fed CA that the only way I can get the saucer to bond to the secondary hull is by pinning it on.

Has anyone had any success at this?

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Re: Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby scuy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:31 pm

Jiraiya1969 wrote:I have reached the point with my Fed CA that the only way I can get the saucer to bond to the secondary hull is by pinning it on.

Has anyone had any success at this?

Thanks,

J69
Seems thin, best luck I had was sanding both ends to fit flush. Relying on super glue to hold two parts not flush will not work. Or use some kind of epoxy glue
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Re: Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby McKinstry » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:39 pm

I use epoxy as cyanocrylate sometimes is a bit fragile. They appear too thin to pin readily.
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Re: Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby billclo » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:07 am

I try superglue gel first, and if that works, then reinforce the joint with epoxy. Most times, the superglue gel doesn't do the trick (not a tight fit), and I have to resort to the epoxy...which is a drag having to hold the parts in perfect alignment for 8-10 minutes (and this is with "1 minute epoxy"). :(
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Re: Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby Greg Smith » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:39 am

I use superglue gel with an accelerator. I haven't had problems with saucers, only nacelles.
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Re: Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby Zarathustra Suicune » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:35 am

Greg Smith wrote:I use superglue gel with an accelerator. I haven't had problems with saucers, only nacelles.
(Shaking in a fetal postion) the nacelles, the nacelles..... (looks at CA that decided it did not like being in one piece and cries)
I am really hoping they recut the old ships at some point so the nacelles are not such a nightmare...
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Re: Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby scoutdad » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:32 am

I've put together 17 of the CA / CCs, 10 DNGs, 11 BCs, and scads of NCA / NCL / DW / CL / FF.
And played over 100 games with them... including a convention free-for-all.

To date, I've had exactly ZERO saucers break off... and exactly ZERO nacelles break off.

When I assemble them, I use what I've come to refer to as the "Two-Glue" method.
Here's the run-down.
The "two-glue" method is actually quite simple, and works really well on the ST2500 Klingons.

Sand, clean, prep both sides of joint...
Mix a high-strength, slow-set, 2-part epoxy...
Apply epoxy to middle 75 - 80% of joint...
Using a toothpick, apply superglue to the outer 10% of each side of joint...
Assemble and hold in place...

The super glue will set relatively quickly, allowing you to set the piece aside and move onto another miniature. This enables the epoxy to slowly cure out and form a high-strength bond.
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Re: Anybody attempt pinning the saucer of a Fed CA?

Postby Steve J » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:32 pm

I had more problems with the nacelles on the battlecruisers and the dreadnought than with the heavy cruiser. Had no problems at all with the primary hulls. Biggest problem I have is having to strip the paint off of the frigate, old light cruiser, the two battlecruisers, and the dreadnought. I didn't get the base hull color to match the TOS filming model correct, but got it right on my second attempt with the heavy cruiser.

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