Glue, why do the model shops never seem to have the same glue that is asked for in your instuctions? When building a 1/35th scale static model, it never really mattered. You build it, it goes on the shelf, and the dragon moans about how much dust they collect. But, now i'm building a 1/16th tank, I realise that it could go through some stress and strain, which if not built correctly, could fall apart?? So you try to build your model, to the letter, as it is new territory. so, the instruction ask for, Tamiya instant cement. Tamiya plastic cement. Synthetic rubber cement. I find out, from the shop that Tamiya do not import either of the above cements. plus I can't find Synthetic rubber cement for love-nor-money. There are a lot of glue's on the market. Are they all the same quality, are some better than others, is there glues or makes and brands that are never to be touched. or, do you get what you pay for. What is the difference between plastic cement, instant cement, synthetic rubber? or are there other glues that I should be looking at to use, instead of the above? To you who have been rc model maker for a long time, this might seem a very, easy subject. As for common sense, with glues. There's no substitute for "knowledge". NapierDogs. P.S. If anyone can help with the synthetic rubber I would be eternally grateful.