plushie[TK] Posted April 29, 2015 Report Share Posted April 29, 2015 Going ahead and starting my own thread. I'm maybe 10-15 hrs away from completing my kit as of this writing and planning to resume my build May 9th. Darn work and trooping getting in the way I took a different adhesive route than recommended. Knowing bondo is more of a filler and has a tendency to crack, and not having the time for slurry, I went with devcon plastic weld. I'm careful with my kits, but not having a standard body type for armor (being female with curves), I wanted the flexible strength of the plastic weld. We hardly touched the recommended CA glue at all. Plastic Weld Pros:Strong Flexible Quick cure time Plastic Weld Cons:Can get pricey as we used a LOT Tough to sand It took extra effort using the plastic weld when it came to sanding. Some areas were too closed in to sand in a seamless and smooth manner. We have areas like the ab boxes that did wind up needing bondo putty as a filler. As you can see, the combination worked great. We have some more areas to resume working on with the bondo putty I'm sure, along with repainting. While the weather here in Colorado was nice and dry, it was still too cold for painting. We should have used a space heater near the painted pieces as they dried, alas. My painting dried rough and no gloss. I'll be hitting the armor again with wet sanding and fine grit paper along with plastic polish. Things to finish:Internal Strapping Shoulder/Elbow Gasket fitting Velcro attachments for cod, butt and chest pieces Attaching boxes to belt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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