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TheLastSterling Inactive Member15 May 2017 6:14 p.m. PST

So I have some 15mm scale models and i've just finished glueing them together, but there are some minor gaps. would pva glue or rubber cement be any good?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 May 2017 7:15 p.m. PST

Definitely not rubber cement.

Richard Brooks Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2017 8:50 p.m. PST

Your best bet would be thick super glue or liquid green stuff. Pva will run and rubber cement is very tough to get paint to adhere to it.

Ogdenlulimus15 May 2017 8:58 p.m. PST

If you mix super glue with baking powder; you get a nice paste that dries rock hard. The baking powder also works a bit like an accelerant, so small batches work best.

attilathepun4715 May 2017 9:55 p.m. PST

If you can find "green stuff," use it because it is made for filling gaps. However, I don't know what all it contains, so I would recommend that before applying it you put a protective coating of sealant on the miniature, to prevent any unfortunate chemical reactions.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2017 10:28 p.m. PST

Richard Brooks and Ogdenlulimus are correct, gap filling super glue, with or without the baking powder.

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goragrad15 May 2017 11:11 p.m. PST

Alternative could be an epoxy, but the super glue should work.

Personal logo Dervel Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 May 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

Are they plastic?

If they are plastic, then definitely use squadron putty:

link

Even if they are lead this stuff works pretty well.

It can be sanded and trimmed after air drying. Takes paint just fine.

ced110617 Jun 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

Vallejo Plastic Putty.

Also: link

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