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Fillers & Glues (again)
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:46:13 AM »

Hi all, pretty new to modelling and am just about to embark on a Leander build, what fillers and glues (fibreglass to plasticard and wood) also what are the good fillers to use. Thanks
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Re: Fillers & Glues (again)
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 08:00:34 AM »

Hi


I have just completed a blog on glues, it may be of interest.  If you want car bog, I would go to a car place, but fibre glass is best bought by places that specialise in fibreglass.  It is much cheaper there.  Plastic card:   Find a plastic manufacturer and go there.  You can buy stuff off he shelf and get it from the skip.  Also, give acrylic a try while you are there.  Fantastic stuff.  The best way to start is to find the palces, buy more than you need and then you have a nice little hoard to use at a later date.  [/size][size=78%]http://www.scratchbuildwithjohn.com/public/gluing-almost-everything/[/size]


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Re: Fillers & Glues (again)
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 08:34:23 PM »

Hi John, many thanks for the advice, I will look through the blog and videos within. No doubt you will get other questions if you don't mind, thanks again.  Mike
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Re: Fillers & Glues (again)
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 09:23:37 PM »

Hi, John


I will read with interest :}


Translation for non-Antipodean readers

If you want car bog,
Bog is the Aussie term for car (or building) filler - it is polyester resin with a little filler in it and catalysed with BOP (Benzoyl Peroxide) I get mine from Bunnings


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Re: Fillers & Glues (again)
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 10:25:37 PM »

Andrew


Thanks for the translation.  Quite right.  I have noticed that people wonder what I am talking about..


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