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madcam2us07 Aug 2015 7:58 p.m. PST

Just as the title says, I have purchase a older version of the JR buildings and need to repair a major section. These are the old hard plaster or concrete ones…



nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Aug 2015 11:45 p.m. PST

The hard plaster/concrete buildings are not JR, but the original producer of those buildings, Architectural Heritage.
I think that the JR copies were hollow inside, if I'm not mistaken.

You should be able to find out what to repair them with now that yu know the right maker.

madcam2us08 Aug 2015 4:40 a.m. PST

These are the solid plaster models, solid not hollow and the packaging was certainly the JR brand.


BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2015 7:03 a.m. PST

You definitely have some of the JR "plaster" buildings. JR cast some of their range in both a hard plaster type material and resin. The Architectural Heritage buildings (which were only some of the buildings offered in the JR Range) used a brown resin material.

In regards to repair, I am not sure what you need to do related to repair. If you have parts that have broken off, white glue or tacky glue should do the trick. Otherwise, I assume you will need to use some sort of filler that you can carve/sculpt before it fully hardens. If you need to do the latter, it may just be cheaper and easier to purchase a new model from somewhere.

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2015 8:15 a.m. PST

Squadron putty.
Once dry you can sand/carve it into shape.

madcam2us08 Aug 2015 8:23 a.m. PST

@Tin Dictator,

DO you mean Milliputty? if so I have some and am keen to trying its sculpting properties out… Just not sure about its bonding application.



Zephyr108 Aug 2015 2:20 p.m. PST

If plaster, I would wet the sections to be glued together before applying the glue. This slows down the plaster from sucking all the water out of the glue. Fit pieces securely into place & let dry. To fill in any large gaps or missing areas, again wet the area, then apply some fresh plaster as filler (you can then 'sculpt' it while it is still wet, and maybe sand it when dry to get a smoother finish.) Painting should then hide any repairs. ;-)

Baranovich08 Aug 2015 2:51 p.m. PST

I just completed several major terrain projects. I assembled several Verlinden kits and Stronghold Terrain kits. Both are made of that same kind of hard plaster/stone resin material.

I discovered that Liquid Nails Perfect Glue is ideal for attaching these kinds of pieces. It is a contact glue that also fills gaps so that when you press two pieces together, smoother or jagged, it creates a really nice sticky bond that sets up quick but also allows some time for repositioning.

These are the kits I put together with Liquid Nails Perfect Glue;




***Of note is that the house from Stronghold Terrain had some damage when it was shipped. One of the side walls had been pretty badly shattered into small fragments. I was able to lay the pieces out flat on a piece of card and adhere them all with Liquid Nails. When it was dry it was as good as new.

Also note that you don't want the regular Liquid Nails which comes in a bigger tube and the glue itself is white. What you want is this. It's a smaller tube;


Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2015 2:59 p.m. PST

DO you mean Milliputty? if so I have some and am keen to trying its sculpting properties out… Just not sure about its bonding application.

No. Squadron Putty.
It comes in a tube.
Its either green or white.

Look in MicroMark, Hobby Lobby or Hobbytown USA

madcam2us09 Aug 2015 6:02 a.m. PST

@Baranovich –

Used the liquid nails last night and let cure overnight… Seems a bit tacky still this morning… But it appears to be holding… I'll keep it in the garage till ready to paint so assume it will continue to dry…. I'll report back once it makes the painting table.

Thanks all!


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