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Baranovich30 May 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

Recently I learned from watching "Sorastro's Painting" videos on Youtube that modeling putties like Green Stuff actually have adhesive qualities as well as gap-filling qualities.

For all my years of modeling I seriously was not aware of this – or I should say that I'm sure I read about it or knew about it at some point but it never occurred to me to use it in that way.

But Sorastro took the AT-ST model from Star Wars Legion and used Green Stuff and nothing else to adhere both feet of the model to its base. The model is plastic and light enough to be easily supported if stuck into large blobs of putty.

So I thought to use that to my advantage and used Green Stuff to fill gaps in my recent resin giant squig model.

The squig's bodies are fairly heavy and the thinner legs are supporting a lot of weight with just super glue. The Green Stuff provided a seal all the way around the leg seams and makes them much stronger.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2018 8:36 p.m. PST

I regularly use green stuff as an adhesive/filler combo when doing head swaps and other projects.

What I like is that it is strong without being brittle hard.

Dan

Black Hat Miniatures31 May 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

I regularly use a small blob of green stuff along with glue to attach riders to horses

Mike

CeruLucifus31 May 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

I find after time the epoxy putty bond pops loose.

However this leaves you with a custom gap filling bridge piece between the 2 model pieces. This is an ideal gluing sandwich for epoxy or superglue.

So that's my goto method nowadays: press putty in to join the two parts, sculpt as needed, let harden. Pop the hard putty loose, glue back with epoxy, let harden. Glue the remaining part to the hard putty joint with epoxy.

This is for attaching riders to horses or shields to warriors. For your Squig example there is so much green stuff surrounding the part, it may very well stay in place once hardened.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 7:21 a.m. PST

For riders, I glue them on and moosh a wee dab of putty into the gap while the glue is still wet. Good solid hold.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 2:53 p.m. PST

May need to try this! Thank you, Gentlemen! Cheers!

Jeffers18 Jun 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

Not only do I use it to glue riders to horses, I also use it to cement resin models together (tracks, etc). Glues and fills gaps: wonderful stuff!

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