01 – THE SUPER BONDER
This type of glue is excellent for almost anything. Who never used to stick that old sneakers or broken toy, anyway, since small ever in our lives we get our fingers glued to the super glue. The problem is that if you’re building your model in Styrofoam, this glue so sublime can turn into a nightmare.
The combination of styrofoam with superbonder simply does not work, as the material DRAWS. Many students disregard all their knowledge in chemistry (or even life). Then he decides to take the test by applying superbonder on his styrofoam model. The result could not be different: the loss of work (or part of it). And have to start over, buy new materials, etc.
Also, if you have using acetate to simulate glass DO NOT STICK IT AT ANYTHING WITH THE SUPERBONDER! You will stain, sometimes not glue right and in the end what will be left over will be despair and your fingers stick together.
02 – HOT TAIL
This yes has already saved the lives of many people and is responsible for gluing almost everything in models. However, there are always those who forget the pistol attached for a long time heating up the material. And the result of this?
Or someone will go to the hospital with burns or else you forget that the glue is extremely hot and when using it in Styrofoam SURGE A CRATER. That’s when you cry, you despair, you hit, you call someone. So be careful when using hot glue, do not let the pistol long on!
03 – THE STILETTE
Moment of tension. Cut the pieces and be very careful not to miss and waste that expensive paper, which usually does not happen, because you always miss, and discover that your motor coordination is terrible.
So double caution when trying to cut anything! After all, I’m sure you do not want to cut your fingers, much less stain your beautiful model of blood. Therefore, it is good to have attention, to use a ruler that supports better and to help you to guide the stylus. The quality of the stylus is also important, give preference to those that have metal support for the blade.
04 – INKS
Using paint in models is somewhat complicated. In fact, most teachers look crooked or do not accept paintings in the model. But as this is quite variable and if you decided to paint something in your model, be very careful.
First, depending on what and how you paint it can get quite a nasty thing. Always be sure of what you are doing and why.
Regarding inks: NEVER ATTEMPT TO USE INK SPRAY IN ISOPOR.
The reason, perhaps not very obvious to some, is the disintegration of the material. The feeling will be of you falling apart along with that …
If you want to paint, then research the paint well and analyze the effects with the material you will use so you do not risk seeing all your efforts melting.
05 – PAPER
Paper is something that varies according to your need and what you want as the end result of your model. There are papers that are easier to cut. There are some that you want to curse the seller who offered you that badge that only helped you rip your fingers off. Because at this time, the paper is so hard that the only thing you can cut is a part of you. Or the colleague’s around. In addition, it has sulfite that when used, usually results in disaster.
If you go to a good stationery, they will give you options like foan paper, Paraná, Bismarck (usually used with hardboards), duplex, triplex, quadriplex, expanded PVC, etc.
In summary, be careful when making your model, always research before anything. For the result can be disastrous and the last thing you will want is to have your shredded model in front of you after the hard work you’ve had or not.
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