Posts Tagged ‘rc models’

Model Mania

March 3rd, 2011
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 [Video Credit:  Hoggamadog on You Tube ]

In an age where computers, televisions, ipads, ipods, and extreme technology seem to rule it is interesting to note how many hobbyists are still hard at work building scale models in their spare time.  We hear from all kinds of model builders, including scale model builders, who use our glues and cyanoacrylates to recreate accurate model replicas of airplanes, trains, cars, trucks, buildings, dioramas, ships, wargames (real and fictional) and more.

These niche markets attract hundreds and thousands of creative people who, along with assembling model kits and designing their own models, usually spend many, many hours researching the history, life and times, surrounding the models they build.  We think these people are amazing.  Preserving history is so important and these crafters are helping ensure that the images from our past can be viewed and recalled with accuracy for generations to come.  

Our company has a deep and wide connection with these creative producers.  Here’s a quote from the About Us page on the Super Glue Corporation website:  “From our humble roots producing hobby airplane kits, Super Glue Corporation/Pacer Technology has grown exponentially over the last four decades to become the worldwide leader in the manufacture of high grade bonding agents.”  Our premium brand cyanoacrylate product, Zap(R), seems to be a preferred adhesive product of model builders (note the bottle of Zap A Gap sitting on the work table for the ship in the video above).  We take our role in this model mania very seriously and our research and development team works hand in hand with hobbyists to continue to create the best products possible to meet the specific needs of the people using our products.

If you are a hobbyist specializing in model making we want to hear from you!  Your challenges are our challenges!  Share your stories with us and you may win free sample products!

Timeless Treasures

February 17th, 2011
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[Photo Credit: James Hakeem]

Miniatures are so cool!  Look at these life-like model car, trucks, and trailers created by satisfied customer, James Hakeem.  The attention to detailed required to create these treasured scale models is incredible.  Here’s Jim’s story about how he uses our Zap gap filling super glue, in his model building, and the steps involved in the process:

“I use it for attaching a trailer hitch to a 1:18 scale Die Cast Model.  I tried all kinds of super glue on my quest to modify 1:18 scale die cast model cars, to sell on E-bay. In the testing process the glue had to hold up to months of weight pull down on the Trailer hitch nothing would hold up then while in a model shop that sold RC Models I ask them what they use to glue the Models together I knew that RC take a beating they told me Zap gap filling super glue was the only glue that would hold up. I tried it on my test model and that was 3 years ago and it’s still holding up today. I have sold hundreds of die cast models modified with a trailer hitch and as of today not one has come back. I now make an over head rack for a 1956 Ford pickup 1:18 scale it look like the same truck a handy man would drive I make out of square plastic and I use Zap on that as well to glue the assembly and glue the finished assembly to the bed of the truck.”

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Thanks so much for sharing your story, Jim!  We admire the dedication and passion you have for your work!  We share your desire for Adhering to Excellence!

Extreme Gift Idea May Launch Passionate New Hobby!

December 15th, 2009
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Looking for an extreme gift idea for your creative engineer this holiday season? How about this? Wrap up a radio control, scale, model airplane kit for your loved one (age 10 – 100) to design, construct, and fine-tune during the cold, winter months. Include an airplane ticket or two, with accomodations, to the Top Gun “Invitation Only” competition in sunny Lakeland, Florida April 28 – May 2, 2010.  There you, and your lucky gift recipient, will witness the best in class in model aviation.

You actually forget you’re watching radio controlled models as custom-designed, precise, reduced-to-scale, model aircraft perform maneuvers, loops, fly-bys and more; taking off and landing on an actual landing strip.  Judges, who are experts in the field, determine the category winners and ultimately award the biggest prize to the “Top Gun” of the year. It is an amazing event and Pacer Technology, maker of Zap adhesives, has been a proud sponsor of the event since its inception. For more information on this exciting event visit Frank Tiano Enterprises . We know their team of experts can set you up with an exciting adventure filled gift/hobby in time for the holidays!

To get an idea of what kind of interest your extreme gift might spark check out this video from last year’s event: