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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

Has anyone bought any of the Atlas, diecast metal bombers, and bothered to fill in the rather large gaps left in the fuselage sides by the two halves not fitting tightly together?

They look very nice in general, but the mating of the upper and lower fuselage halves leaves a lot to be desired.

Was thinking about trying to fill them in with some sort of putty, and then painting over that, to make them look better.

Thoughts, experiences, materials used?

Don't worry about them?

Lion in the Stars11 Apr 2019 7:46 p.m. PST

Most of the tube putties shrink when they dry (I don't know of any one-part putty that doesn't shrink).

I'd go with basic Green Stuff or some other 2-part epoxy putty (gas tank repair putty in an emergency).

olicana12 Apr 2019 10:19 a.m. PST

Milliput. The grey stuff is great for most things like this (and its cheaper than green stuff).

GGouveia28 Apr 2019 11:54 a.m. PST

Vallejo has a plastic model putty in the model colour line that is easy to work with. It comes in the eye dropper type bottles. I used it today on some 1/200 Do17s.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa29 Apr 2019 1:06 p.m. PST

I used liquid green stuff to fill joins on die cast SW Hot Wheels, which worked okay – but you have to build it up with multiple coats and I got bored…. I also used a plastic putty to fill rivet holes but I found you have to be careful about how much you use and clean up any excess before it dries fully.

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