I recently purchased 8297, Napoleonic French Command. There appears to be some light flash and the fittings are not that great. I had difficulty gluing the parts together with the usual cyano acrylate superglue. I tried the poly cement usually used for hard plastics and it seems to be a better bond. Over the years HaT have used quire a few different types of plastic. Can anyone advise. Thanks in advance.
hi i have struggled with this set and the 1815 french infantry, the plastic used is resisting glue and this is making it rather tricky to complete. PSR is recommending superglues which i m not a fan of.
If Hat are going to continue making multi part sets, or indeed any new sets, please, please use a plastic that takes standard glues (and paint). I m rather put out by my experiences of trying to put these sets together.
the design of the sets is spot on, I m afraid the quality (plastic and indeed the detail)and the quanity for the marching sets (24??) is not up to previous Hat standards.
Please return to your previous successful standards
I use Bob Smith Industries (BSI) glue; the maxi-cure. So far it's done a pretty good job though sometimes I have to make a couple of tries before it sticks, but once it cures properly it's held up pretty well.
From some years ago I use Ceys special glue for difficult plastics (polyethylene, polypropylene and polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE). It works very well with Caesar Miniatures, Italeri and Zvezda plastics, but I haven't tried with Hät one. I hope to be of help.