Sopwith Camel F-1, WWI Fighter, 1:16 scale (3/4" = 1')

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What is the best glue for the wooden frame of this aircraft? Titebond will leave a yellowish residue that won’t finish well. Weldbond? Epoxy? When I was a kid I used Duco Cement to glue the balsa wood frames of plane models together, but they didn’t show, given the tissue/silk span skin. Ideas?
 

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This might be silly answer, but I think plain white Elmer’s glue dries nearly transparent.
 

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Dave, I like Lineco PH neutral adhesive, It uses by Artists as the base. It drys transparent, fast curing time and strong bond. Basically it is the type of Elme'r glue (PVA)
 

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I used CA on my Wright Flyer after seeing that white glue did not form a strong enough bond. The pieces are very thin and very small gluing surface. So something that number 1 forms a strong bond is key. I am not familiar with Lineco PH but it sounds good. I’ll look into this as well. If there is a CA you are comfortable with that would work as well.
 

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It sounds like you might be getting started on the Camel. If you have any desire to stain the wood definitely do it before you start assembly. I decided to stain the wood on the Wright Flyer because I didn’t like the look of the basswood color. Personal preference.
 

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Doc, JIM IS RIGHT I HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS,
 

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Hi, As far as CA I have been using ZAP-A-GAP fore a long time, was never happy with it it always left shiny spots and was very hard to sand out, AGAIN I FOLLOWED JIMS ADVICE AND GOT MERCURY ADHESIVES 3 pack and I use the medium one MUCH BETTER, I LIKE IT A LOT, HOPE THIS HELPS. Don
 
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