Customs: Wood and Plastic for a bash? Will it work?

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    Hey guys, I need some advice from the Radicon possee. I'm getting to a point of no return on a bash, and i can't find what I'm looking for to finish, a large plastic or wooden bird. It needs to be an Leader scale, but I cant find anything!

    I'm about to settle on a wooden one, but can i fuse wood and injection molded plastic? I've thought of scratch building the bird head that I need (the most important part) but my scratch build skills are not impressive.

    Anyone ever try fusing wood and plastic with epoxy? What would the durability be like? Any help would be cool. Thanks guys! :thumb 
     

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    Seems to me a two part epoxy would do the trick bro. May need to prep the surfaces a bit differently, you would have to follow the manufacturers suggestions. Make it happen! :thumb  Can't wait to see, um......Griffon Prime? :D 
     
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    I found a eagle made out of Albastrite...says that its a poly-resin material so it should cut okay and accept paint. Anyone familiar with that material at all?

    Alabastrite Eagle With Flag On Wood Base | 30840

    And I'm not telling, Big Hank! Nice try though! :lol 
     
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    Any high-grade (read: don't bother looking at Home Depot or Rona) 2-part epoxy should do it. Check out rock and gem stores; they tend to have the best in my area. Specialty hobby stores would be your next best shot for what you need. The stuff I use is called 5 Minute Cure. I've mounted bolts in plastic using it, and it's been hard enough for me to grind the bolt down with a dremel after 10 minutes. Clean the joint well after the epoxy and put a good coat of primer over top and you'll never see it!
     
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    Awesome! Thanks a bunch, bro. :thumb 
     
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    Devcon plastic welder AND Super glue plastic fusion work great. I admit (here first) that some of the newer Devastators have a wood block in their knee...

    I got some junkers which didn't have the lower legs, so I recreated that part using a wooden block and used the epoxy to adhere plastic around it's sides.
     
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    Using wood on a transformer? Thats almost scandalous.

    But I guess whatever works use it
     
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    Well it was for internal...use as a filler.
     
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    Im a big fan of the Devcon epoxy, stuff is like liquid steell! Ive never done any work with wood though, so i was curious if i culd get them to bing properly. Thanks a bunch, man.

    Cool. Now i KNOW it will work. Thanks, F_R!

    Ah, the motto fo da Radicon. :lol 
     
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    Here's a plastic eagle model kit.

    Says it's 12 inches wide.

    Here's a wooden kit that might work as a base pattern to follow if you want to go the scratch built route. You could scale the directions or parts to the size you need and cut the plastic pieces. Might be pretty cool to get some real articulation in the wings. Lots of pins and joints, but would be awesome if you could pull it off.

    I'll keep looking for ideas...
     
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    Dude, I can kiss you! (Not really, but, you know..) :thumb 

    Ive got several sets of wings to use, including the 1/60 Gundam Wing Zero Wings with feathers and all, and an extra set in the 1/100 scale. Just needed the eagle to get er done. :thumb  This settles it, thanks so much man!
     
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    Man now im curious. Bro what are you up too! lol
    i know i know its a hush hush, if i tell ya i'll have to kill ya sort of thing :lol 
     
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    Oh, i can't wait any longer...What is it??? Silverbolt Prime??? Like the one from Magnaboss???
     
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    Then die I must, for I will never tell. Only 4 folks know, and they won't say anything just to watch you squirm. :ev: 

    Nope, not even close. Thanks for all of the help though, guys. :thumb 
     
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    My money is on a Birdman Prime
     

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