Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Product review: Bondic

Assembling plastic models and wargames figures has a few problems. Use polystyrene cement and the fumes incur the wrath of my good lady. Use superglue and you end up with fingers stuck together or plastic parts attached to your hand. 

I spotted Bondic on Amazon. Bondic is a plastic welder tool. It uses a resin that is then cured for 3 to 5 seconds using a UV LED. It is fume free and there is no chance of gluing your fingers together. 

What you get is the lamp and a tube of resin. Extra tubes of resin glue can be bought.

Here is a hard plastic warzone figure which I used the Bondic to glue. Works well. You drip a drop onto the surfaces. Here you can see the glue on the base. In between the figures legs there is a lump of set resin. 

This is the UV lamp. It is battery operated and is handy as it can be used away from a power supply. 

Shine the lamp onto the joint or resin for 3 to 5 seconds. Hey presto the resin is set. 

The Bondic also works well on softer figures like those from GW. The only thing is you will need to figure out how to hold the part in place as you shine the lamp on it. 

This is handy for filling gaps on kits and repairing every day items. It is a handy tool to add to your hobby tool kit. 

Thanks for reading. 

1 comment:

  1. That's a new one on me, but like you I'm struggling to think how I could hold the pieces together while shining the light.