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what do you use P.V.A. glue for? When it dries I imagine it clears up? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I've never used it before and don't want to ruin a model.
 

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Mostly for paper-mache in terrain or gluing static grass to bases. Gluing models together isn't possible with it, dries far too slow and isn't stong at all.
 

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If you are gluing clear plastic (e.g. Necron weapons, Cockpit glass) then PVA is useful as it does not fog or melt the plastic.
It also won't hold the bits in/on.

You can get glues for clear acetates that don't fog the plastic.
This and practice will get you fogless permanent bonds.

PVA is used mainly for wood and paper, but I use it for basing and terrain scatters (flock/grass/sand).
 

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It also won't hold the bits in/on.
Neither I not any of my friends have never had a problem with PVA holding parts together.

It is also the method recommended by GW; without being too cynical, if PVA was not viable I think they would have used the opportunity to market a clear plastic glue.

You can get glues for clear acetates that don't fog the plastic.
This and practice will get you fogless permanent bonds.
I do not disagree that there are glues that are perfect for clear plastic; however PVA is cheaper and has more hobby applications so is a good alternative to specialist products.
 

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I use PVA for a few things. Basing among the most prominent. I also use it for small liquid fillers(for Blood Chalices for instance) and for small liquid terrain pieces...and liquid on bases IF I do it. I use the Elmer's Clear Glue..as the normal white PVA has tendencies to dry only semi-clear, the pure clear glue dries clear every time.

Edit: Be aware, though..the clear glue IS weaker than the white. I have had my basing material detach from my base(although it came off in large pieces still stuck together), so had to superglue it down to the base. So if you dont plan on using it for something like liquid filler, stick with the normal white PVA. It is stronger and if it doesn't dry 100% clear, it wont make much difference because it will either be hidden or painted over anyway.
 

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what do you use P.V.A. glue for? I've never used it before and don't want to ruin a model.
actually you probably have used it.
most commonly called school white glue or elmers glue over here in the states and if you went to school here you know that the glue is not that great. It is basicallly what everone is saying. It is mainly used for bases and terrian pieces since it is such a weak bonding glue.
 

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I also add a very small bit to the water (just enough to tint) I use to thin the GW washes. It aids in the 'cling' factor of the wash and keeps it from leaving those nasty little watermarks.
 

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I used a bit of washed down pva glue to make a decal stick in place. I will add a varnish later but in the meantime the glue has helped a lot :D.
 
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