Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Roco Walker Bulldog Hatch

Roco M41 Walker Bulldog light tank, US Army.
Several of mine are missing hatches.
5 minute epoxy to the rescue.
I store it with the lid on but upside down inside a glass jar.  That way the glue is at the opening of the container not at the bottom so I don't have to wait while it oozes out slowly.  Being a glass jar if any leaks the epoxy will be contained the the jar can be wiped out or tossed out.
Use soft clay to make a press mold, and use epoxy to cast the parts.
It says dry in 5 minutes and for gluing purposes that's true but it really takes a few hours to fully harden.  So I often give it overnight before I demold the part.


Legion4 said...

Looks good !

jeigheff said...

I always liked the way Minitanks' treads and wheels were cast together. Companies like Roco were pioneers.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek said...

Thank you Legion4. The Walker Bulldog is a very aesthetically pleasing tank.


Mike Bunkermeister Creek said...

Yes Jeigheff that made assembling vast numbers so much easier.

Thanks for reading.