Gluing is probably the most important part of model making; even if your model is well painted it will be permanently marred by errors when gluing. For example, if you put too much glue on the pieces it can cause bubbles of cement to come out of the two pieces when pushed together. This is highly likely to affect the finish of the model.
Always keep your fingers clear from glue, this enables you to handle parts easier and avoid damaging the finish and details of the parts. Also, always keep the glue away from clothing and never anywhere near your face.
There are many different methods of holding components together whilst you are waiting for them to bond, such as masking tape and clothes pegs. The drying time for Humbrol Precision Poly is between 10 and 20 minutes, but this depends on the components being glued and temperature/humidity.
When gluing clear parts we recommend you use Humbrol Clearfix. Clearfix is a liquid adhesive that prevents clear plastic components (cockpit canopies) from frosting. To apply, just dip a cocktail stick into the solution and then run a thin line across the area that is to be glued.