|Tip - Clip the frame: For small components like AA machine-guns, it pays to cut the frame into pieces first; sometimes clipping the part straight from the frame creates enough stress to damage the part you are clipping out.
||Dry fit! One of the most important things to do is test-fit the pieces before applying any glue. This will ensure that you spot any fitting issues that may ruin your finish, like in the example above where some feeds haven’t been trimmed properly and are preventing a clean join.
||Glue: Once you are happy with the fit, apply the appropriate glue sparingly to the parts and press together. Polystyrene cement is the best choice for joining hard plastic pieces, as it will melt the plastic slightly and weld the parts together.