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RODDERS

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Which filler?
« on: November 22, 2008, 06:27:57 PM »

Another stupid Q from me!......................Ive got small gaps in the corner edges of some of my plasticard joints . Which filler would be best to use? Many moons ago there used to be a modelling putty in tubes .
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Stavros

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Re: Which filler?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 06:35:54 PM »

I use Easy light filler available in halfords for all my gap filling,easy to sand.


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Colin Bishop

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Re: Which filler?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 06:37:29 PM »

If you are just looking at very small gaps then you might want to consider Deluxe Materials Roket powder teamed with their Roket Hot cyano. The powder flows just like a liquid and a touch of the cyano turns it into an instant filler. very effective and neat.

http://www.deluxematerials.com/index.html

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FullLeatherJacket

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Re: Which filler?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 07:39:43 PM »

I reckon on Squadron Models' White Putty. I think I got my last tube from Westbourne Models.
Works for me, but suit yourself.
FLJ
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Re: Which filler?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 08:02:50 PM »

For very light filling, sanding scratches etc, I use 3M acryl-red putty. Comes in a big toothpaste-type tube, available from a good car paint suppliers.

Bigger stuff a decent polyester filler- the stuff Stavros mentioned is good.

For anything that needs to be really strong, or have a thin defined edge, I use the white milliput. Takes ages to dry, but is rock hard once set.

Andy

pobolycwm

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Re: Which filler?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 09:35:50 PM »

half bottle of plastic weld solvent and fill it up with small bits of styrene, works wonders and its solid when dry too
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RODDERS

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Re: Which filler?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 09:03:48 AM »

Thanx guys ,you came through yet again!
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