When building plastic model aircraft, there are many tools and paints to choose and use, and when you first look at all the different knives, paints, and glues, it seems mind boggling. Hopefully, before you buy any tool, you’ll consider a few items.
The most important tool of any model is the glue. Basically there are not many glues out there, but there are some I stay away from. The funny thing is that I would suggest to not use the model glue. The main reason for this is that I have seen people use this and come out with mixed results. Some models work fine with model glue, but others turn out bad.
The problem that many people run into with model glue is that it 1) takes too long to dry and 2) eats the plastic if too much is applied. Overall model glue isn’t too bad to buy since it does its job if used correctly and precisely, but if you choose to use this glue, never use it on landing gear. When I first began modeling, I used this glue on landing gear and it seemed no matter how long I let it dry, it never supported the plane. instead of using model glue for the landing gear, I would suggest to use super glue since when it binds, it doesn’t break away. No matter how heavy the body is, super glue will support it.
I usually use super glue for the entire model. I do this since you only need a little bit on each piece to hold it in place. Super glue also dries pretty quickly, allowing you to put a model together at a decent rate. The other main reason is that it supports the landing gear great. So in my experience, super is the best to use, but don’t use it because I say to, try out the model glue, then the super glue, and decide which one works for you.