stukatrooper Posted January 13, 2009 Report Share Posted January 13, 2009 (edited) I see this question asked lots so thought i would put a little something to help troopers starting out. Tools.Now these have a funny name they are called Vario Pliers Measure and cut some plastic lets call these Tabs these can be all sizes depending on where you are putting them. see example pictures at the end of the topic . Make the centre of your Tab . For the most part,the male Snap fits into the Tab us the pliers on the Snap and tab then Sqeeeeze its that easy. Finished ready for the glue. As for the Glue i have always used ABS plastic weld .Its a liquid just like water and is applied with a small brush. Plastic weld dissolves a thin layer on each surface to be joined,then it evaporates very quickly foaming a welded join. The weld is as strong as the surounding plastic. For best results hold the two pieces of plastic together and with a small brush apply the plastic weld around the join.Capillary actionwill spread it the length and bredth of the join,foaming a continuous sold weld.It is almost an invisable join. Plastic weld can be used on ABS,STYRENE,BUTYRATE,PERSPEX and also HIPS.Science lesson over now for some more pictures. The female Snap for the most part fits to your webbing ,elastic or fabric To finish a nice example of the shoulder and arm Snap and Tab system. Hope that helps your builds along the way. Edited January 4, 2013 by stukatrooper 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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