question on DMK-01...?

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  1. beangrower

    beangrower Well-Known Member

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    About to start putting this guy together. Just wondering what type of glue do u all recommend? I got the regular testors model glue (blue n orange) and crazy glue. Also roughly how long did it take for u guys to put it together? Lmk what u guys think.
     
  2. doctajones428

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    It took me 4-5 hours for the initial build. For all the gluing and over all trimming to make things fit better was another 2.

    I used Citadel gel super glue, as I find it easier to work with and control how much you use. Crazy glue can get messy quick if you're not careful

    I recommend putting him together, then gluing on the parts you find loose after
     
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    I used super glue for the parts that needed it...however, I dry fit everything before I put it into place permanently.
    I built my kit over the course of two days...4-5 hours per day...but then again I also did alot of extra painting.
    Tools I found useful:
    Tweezers
    Toothpicks
    Soldering Iron
    Canopy Glue (for the clear parts)
    In my world, DMK-01 cost alot of money lol, so I wanted to make sure I didn't totally eff it up by being in a hurry.
    Make every piece count, and I promise you will not be disappointed with the results.
     
  4. beangrower

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    Thanks for the tips guys. Finally finished putting this guy together...no glue.
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    Dunno if I got his swordthe right way. So frustrating trying to put this together while it kept falling apart.
     
  5. opt1musaber

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    So it holds together without glue?
     
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    beangrower Well-Known Member

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    Somewhat. Would be easier if u glued certain pieces...and faster
     
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    THAT FACE!!! argh... Thankfully he came with a masked one too.

    It holds together without glue but it's a bitch to pose. Stuff keeps falling of.

    iDD
     
  8. doctajones428

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    Yeah he mostly holds well without glue. Some spots could really use it but it's fine if you're super careful when posing him up.

    Also, I think the face looks awesome in those pics. I might switch out the faceplate on mine soon
     
  9. m3v4n

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    DMK-01 Clear Version Assembly

    Hey guys,

    I would really appreciate your feedback and advice on this. I'm a first time builder of model kits and I just got myself the Amazon Clear Version of the DMK-01 Prime.

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    I've been looking at several threads but couldn't find anyone with the same issue, so I'm hoping you guys can help me out :) 

    Almost all the parts are made of thin translucent plastic and I have heard alot of horror stories about how they can craze and crack when you try to remove them, and as this kit was quite expensive for me, I don't want to mess it up! :) 

    What sort of prepwork and or tools will I need to get the parts clean off the trees? Is there any parts that I would need to glue on permanently?

    I saw this tool and was wondering if I should go for this, (Micro Mark despruing tweezer)



    or the orange xuron clippers

    Any advice you can give me would be really really appreciated!
     

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    I personally use both the clippers and the tweezers since the parts are all different sizes...Also, get yourself a file, emery board, or fine grit sandpaper to help get all the nubs off the parts after they come off the tree.
    I glued most of the parts on mine in place, but I test fit every part before gluing it in place.
     
  11. m3v4n

    m3v4n New Member

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    Thank you so much for your quick response and your really helpful advice :)  I just have one more question: How close should I clip them before sanding off the nubs? I've read some posts where they say get as close and flush when cutting, while others say leave maybe a few milimeters and slowly file them down til they are flush. I'm just worried i'll gauge or leave ugly marks if I do it wrong. sorry for asking so many questions!
     
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    It's really up to you, but I personally like to leave a little extra, and then trim it down...I feel like that gives you the best chance of not leaving any stress marks on the parts...especially those really small, fragile pieces.
     
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    I use that cutter also. It works well on getting Transformers out of their packaging.
     
  14. m3v4n

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    Thank you again!
     

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