Gap filler

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Gap filler

Postby Cptn_Snuggles » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Any advice on what to use for gap filler? I need something a little more "paste" then green stuff. Potentially something that could be sanded.
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Postby RichN » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:04 pm

Is this for a model or something bigger?

Apoxie sculpt can be finished to almost a glass smooth surface with water.
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Postby Yakthor » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:25 pm

If its just to fill a gap and not replace glue I've used both carpenters wood putty and the spackle/joint filler that is used for drywall. No bonding like green stuff or gap filling glue, but it will fill in a hole and can be sanded. Also pretty cheap at the hardware store, and both can be thinned or cleaned up with water.
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Postby CmdrVimes » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:57 am

Modeling putty by Squadron or testors may be old fasion but still work well. Fine seams can be filled with super glue and sand down nicely.
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Postby EldarCorsair » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:02 pm

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Postby Celthulhu » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:46 pm

I agree with Rich. Aves Apoxie Sculpt is a two part putty that you can use with water to make it mushy, like pottery clay, and it sets up in a few hours. You can sand it and carve into it.
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Postby ChrisMIronHands » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:24 pm

Leisure Hours has tubes of works fantastic. Call over there and talk to Larry and he will point you in the right direction. 815-439-1477

From a modeling forum all three from different posters:

I use the Bondo glazing and spot putty, I find it much easier to work with. I tried the Squadron and Testors putties and it always seemed like they were half dried up coming out of the tube.

I do the laquer thing too, I actuially find that if you add 3 to 1 laquer to putty you can make a great texturing thing, I use it all the time to texture kits, also, it fills small seams alot better.

I vary the amount of laquer depending on how thin I want my putty. I actually recently put a tube of Tamiya putty into a babyfood jar and filled it with thinner (probably between 5 and 10 to 1 thinner to putty). The result is a really nice, thin... ooze, really. But like Smeag said, it is great for filling tough to reach seams. I also am using it for a Zimm pattern that I've been wanting to try.

PS I also agree that Squadron white is the way to go. I was a green man for a long time, but have recently embraced the white!
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