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      Post #65751, posted on 01-26-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm planning on showing my Delta L-100 diorama this weekend. I refuse to glue everything to the base both for ease of storage and being flexible for moving/changing the display. I've taken it to three shows so far. Everything was good at the first two but at the most recent one someone must have bumped the table before judging. I didn't notice till afterward but everything was knocked every which way figures and all. Needless to say it didn't place

      I'm interested in some type of temporary adhesive just to tack down the figures, repair stands, prop, etc..

      Any suggestions? What comes to mind would be something like the clear rubber cement used in packaging where one can peel whatever they've bought off of the packaging.

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      Post #65754, posted on 01-27-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      A couple of possibilities:

      Glue Dots

      Scenic Accents Glue

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      Post #65757, posted on 01-27-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Whats about Micro Kristal klear?
      It's water soluble.

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      Post #65769, posted on 01-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Not quite the same, but what about gluing the pieces to a square piece of clear plastic? That way you don't have to worry about them falling or an adhesive ruining the paint.

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      Post #65781, posted on 01-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you for the advice and suggestions. I ended up using Micro Kristal Kleer which worked well until time to remove the pieces. The glue is tenacious and managed to pull up little pieces of the paper parking plate. I'm pretty sure I can "repair" the spots with some well placed painted oil drips. The night before I bought the Glue Dots and Aleenes Over and Over Tack It glue.

      The glue dots are simply dime sized dots of the "stickum" used to hold credit cards to mailing paper. They were way too big to use and turned into a sticky ball when I tried to cut them smaller.

      The Tack It glue was really sticky on my fingers when I cut the nozzle off the bottle and I realized it would be way too sticky to use for my project.

      The Kristal Kleer was great to hold things down just not temporarily.

      For FLYHY's suggestion to glue the pieces to a small square of clear plastic I already did. Great way to keep figures standing upright but they were still susceptible to getting bumped or blown over which is why I wanted to attach them to the base.

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      Post #65783, posted on 01-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Have you tried 3M transfer tape? It's a 2 sided product. They have different numbers according to width.
      I believe we used to use 456. The Scotch brand transfer tape you can get at office supply places is, I find,
      a bit too aggressive in its tenacity even though it does the same thing.

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