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Old 11-26-2018, 08:53 PM
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I got bored and went over to the other forum's scratch built forum. Found a link to this gem. It's Adam Savage (Mythbusters) scratch building a model from an artist's drawing. He uses styrene sheet and scraps, coke cans, classic plastic model bits, bulk Weldbond cement, etc. Peaked your interest yet?

BTW, Adam thinks Weldbond smells awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvtGrhYk0I



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Very cool.
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Really cool video. I did a fair amount of styrene add-on to my Estes Outlander. I would have loved to have seen this video first. Great techniques, and very simple, too. The freehand scribing and flexing of styrene to make components was enlightening.

Iím ready to do more trying some of his techniques.
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Really cool video. I did a fair amount of styrene add-on to my Estes Outlander. I would have loved to have seen this video first. Great techniques, and very simple, too. The freehand scribing and flexing of styrene to make components was enlightening.

Iím ready to do more trying some of his techniques.


I thought about your Outlander when I was watching the video.



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Actually it isn't Weldbond. It's Weld-on #3, which is very similar to the "old" formula Tenax 7R which was a mix of mostly Methylene Chloride (75%) and Trichloroethane (25%, commonly used as Brakleen or dry cleaning fluid).

The last supply of Tenax 7R was straight Methylene Chloride, which is too fast evaporating. MicroMark SameStuff and Plastruct Bondene are the same as the last formulation Tenax 7R.

Weld On #4 is also good, but slower due to having more Trichloroethane.

Adam Savage was the best part of Mythbusters. Jamie was almost always a "Wet Blanket"/"Buzz Kill"...if the show had dropped HIM it would not have bothered me in the least....him owning M5 prevented that...
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That was fun and informative to watch. Thanks!
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Actually it isn't Weldbond. It's Weld-on #3,

Yes, he said Weld-on #3 early on when he cut the coke can up, but he called it Weldbond the rest of the video.
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