I am a beginner working on my first project, and was wondering: What is the best way to attach a 2-56 threaded ball link to a flat piece of plastic (from a plastic model kit)?
I don't think the ball link's base has enough surface area for CA glue, so I decided against this option.
Another option would be to screw the ball link into the plastic. I heard about self-threading or self-tapping screws. For these, do I have to drill a pilot hole first, or not? And do I have to use a power drill to drive the screws into plastic, or can I use a normal screwdriver?
I was also thinking of using epoxy putty to attach the ball link to the plastic surface but I don't know if the putty will have enough adhesive strength when the ball link is under stress.