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joe smith05/12/2017 02:16:31
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I read that filling sink holes & molding marks could be done with "liquid paper" (correction fluid?).

has anyone used this material with success?


John Race05/12/2017 08:26:46
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Morning Joe.

Not tried that..... Yet...smiley , but if anyone knows  they will be along  soon , so stand by ! 


Jon Arnold05/12/2017 10:13:59
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I've heard of the technique, but used so last century/millenium when there weren't many options & the ingredients had some 'bite' wink.

The modern stuff may not have the 'etching' ability, (if it dont 'niff, then not?), but it's cheap enough, so give it a go on a non-visible bit, & try sanding it.

I would score/scratch/deepen the sink-holes & knock-out pin marks, to give your filler something to grip to.

More choices would be Mr Surfacer 500 (cellulose 'niff, bites the surface, can be carefully smoothed wet with cellulose, sandable)

Or Deluxe Materiels Perfect Plastic Putty Youtube tutorial just about the best modelling filler i've found.

Comparitive review of others here as well

There are other fillers Holts Knifing putty from Halfords is another I use.

Vallejo do one, but might just be me, but I don't get on with it.

Alan Mckenzie05/12/2017 22:14:13
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Yes, I've heard of modellers using Tippex etc to fill holes. It's big advantage is quick drying.

Another method I've heard of but not used is superglue and talcum powder. A drop of superglue in the mould push out depression, topped off with sprinkling of talc. Brush off excess when dry, then sand down to finish.


joe smith05/12/2017 22:51:17
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appreciate the feedback. always looking for the easy way 'round I am!

Andy Claesens07/12/2017 16:21:42
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Hi Joe,

I am a big fan of Tip-pex as a filling medium for small areas & joins. I have used it several times with pleasing results.

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The only thing I would say is that like any other medium you've not worked with before, it can take a couple of attempts to get comfortable using it.

My main advice would be exactly the same as paint, a couple of thin coats rather than one big thick one.

I've heard of the superglue /talc combination giving good results as well but not used it myself yet.

Hope that helps.


Kevin Cole 107/12/2017 16:29:12
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Baking soda can be used with CA as well, but it's very hard to sand when cured, and will be much harder than the surrounding plastic.

Dave S 407/12/2017 17:21:10
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Well, I'll be damned... you learn something every day.

Thanks for flagging this up.


joe smith07/12/2017 23:14:05
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yes; i'm going to give this a shot. thanks

Simon Hammerton08/12/2017 08:01:54
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Correction fluid works very well, although I find it clogs files rather quickly when cleaning up. But as an emergency measure it has a lot going for it.

As I work for Deluxe Materials I'm obviously going to plump for Perfect Plastic Putty, but even if I didn't I would recommend it because it works for the vast majority of the jobs we find when modelling.

Vallejo produce a very similar putty which works well, but it's not as widely available and the tube is not as good value for money.


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