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Filling gaps on metal

Posted by mickey mouse on 28 Nov 2022, 16:36

Hello all,

What is the best way to fill gaps and holes on metal models and figures?

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Posted by Bessiere on 28 Nov 2022, 17:03

It may not be the "best" way but I've used Vallejo plastic putty to fill gaps in metal figures with no issues. What I like is you can thin it down and apply several coats to fill in difficult spot. Hope that helps.
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Posted by MABO on 28 Nov 2022, 21:24

I think you can use any putty you will find. I also worked with liquid green stuff from Games Workshop.
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Posted by mickey mouse on 29 Nov 2022, 01:15

Thank you for your answer, gentleman! I shall give the putty a try, as i have it. The liquid green stuff i'll have to order.
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Posted by Peter on 29 Nov 2022, 11:51

This is what they use for metal on cars. But it smells.

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Depends on the gaps you have to fill I think. ;-)
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Posted by Kekso on 02 Dec 2022, 10:55

CA glue and baking soda maybe?
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Posted by mickey mouse on 08 Dec 2022, 00:04

Cheers, for the answers, gentleman.
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Posted by Bessiere on 08 Dec 2022, 01:20

Using the Valejo plastic putty I just replaced the missing half of a sword sheath where the metal didn't get in to every part of the mold leaving a big gap. It remains semi-soft for days/weeks but can be shaped after that. I'm happy with how it came out cutting off the excess with a blade then following up with sanding sticks.
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