Regarding the white glue, are you allowing it to dry on the figure first, or are you leaving it wet while you do the next step? If I try this, I want to do it your way.
I made some stands for my HG figures I bought that were missing stands using hot glue and I used Vaseline (petroleum jelly) as my mold release a year ot two ago. I've never tried white Elmer's glue, but it makes sense that it would work. When you use Vaseline you have to be very thorough about getting the entire foot covered with a decently thick layer, or the hot glue will stick to the figure.
Also, just to correct some terminology here, hot glue's fancy name is thermoplastic, not silicone. Silicone is actually a rubbery material with a different chemical composition and it doesn't get heated. So silicone from an automotive parts store isn't what you're using, just for anybody who might have gotten confused. Automotive silicone is used to substitute for (or glue) a gasket between two metal parts so they don't leak. Like going between your oil pan and the part of the engine it glues to. It's super sticky, smells quite bad, and does come in clear, but most is black. There's some other types of silicone too, but I haven't used any of them, except the kind for caulking a bathtub, which is also sticky, and smells far less. It also comes in clear but requires a caulk gun. It's what a lot of people make Figuarts special effects with, like Kamehameha blasts and stuff.
Resin I'm less sure of what qualifies as resin and what doesn't. Clarifying that it is epoxy resin from a syringe definitely helps! I thought your dollar store sold a paint can of resin and hardener or something, which seemed very unusual to me the first time I read it. I'd be extremely scared of using epoxy as a stand because it is such a permanent way of gluing things, so I think you switching to hot glue is far less risky!
Great write up! I bet this will help a lot of people! You might try applying Vaseline to the Legos if the hot glue sticks to them. I imagine it would, but I don't know for sure.
It dries fast. I don't wait for it to dry. I always knew those bars to be silicone. I really haven't paid attention if it actually it is. I just chequed and you are right. I will chance the word so people don't get confused. I would give it a try with the jelly. I just don't know how much soap I need to dissolve it. Actually I find peeling the glue quite entertaining. Kind of like bursting bubble wrap.
Post by dbgashacollector on Jan 14, 2017 9:05:50 GMT -6
gp Sweet! I saw a post about him, but just the pic you added to the bottom. He is really great!Will eventually check him out. If you have a collection posted, please give me your link. I tried to look, but I have not been successful yet.