1:32 Kits, Reviews 'n' Builds RAF Aircraft Tips and Techniques


When you have to glue two clear parts together and you can't use traditional adhesives, you have to turn to something a little more unusual...

When you have to glue a clear blister to a clear canopy panel, you cannot use glue. Solution? Drop part in place and then flood edge with Johnson’s Klear. Result? An invisible union…

And here’s the canopy, test-fit in place. That’s as neat as I could have hoped for!

I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!

6 comments on “TIP OF THE DAY…

  1. Ian Nicholls

    Very neat! Thanks.


  2. Russell Niles

    Outstanding trick. This blister thing doesn’t happen often but when it does, this is a great trick

    Thanks Spence


  3. Damian Rigby

    Neat solution, great result!


  4. Harold Cline

    Genius Spencer. Thanks for sharing that tid-bit.


  5. Dont go posting this on FB, you’ll Klearly be adding to Future consternation…. Sorry i’ll shut up now… klear still has its uses.


  6. Michael McMurtrey

    Clear acrylic or enamel paint also works in similar situations.


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