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Old Aug 18, 2011, 07:06 PM
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Joining the TS-II fuselage halves

dmize, Here's what I did on my Ts-II: I used plain old Elmer's Glue. It has several advantages: You'll have ample time to spread it around the full perimeter of the half you're working with. Join the halves, tape them together and leave the assembly for 24 hrs.

In addition, you'll be able to separate the halves if need be! Merely run a single-edge razor blade along the glue seam using a rocking motion. The control as to the direction of your cut is far superior with the razor blade vs. a partially-controllable X-Acto knife. This separation technique is made possibile due to the slight gumminess of this glue when dried.

The final advantage is that this gumminess gives a certain flexibility in a glued seam which is valuable with other types of models, namely balsa/and ply construction.
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