Anyone know of an alternative for plastic model gap filler?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by reveriereptile, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    I bought a plastic Lindberg T-rex model kit a month ago. I love dinosaurs probably even more than when I was a kid even though I'm now 26. I love doing details so I want to get it as realistic as possible. I do have some Testor cement glue but I can't find any place around that has gap filler. I want the areas around the legs and arms to look like one solid piece instead of having the gap between them. I went into a Kinney Drugs store since I knew they sold model kits but they only had a box of paint and a tube of glue. I've also tried Walmart and JoAnn Fabrics. I've heard of someone using actual Bondo auto car filler for this kit. I wasn't sure how good that would work.I have never used the stuff other than on a car to patch a hole. I've done a couple models before but not in a long time. Does anyone know of anything else I could use? I need something that will be paintable after drying. I know some stuff will melt the plastic some to give it a better bond so I want to be careful with what I use.
  2. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2009
    Springfield, Oregon

    is kinda expensive, but I tell ya it works better than any super glue. I just glued my microwave door handle back on 3 weeks ago and it is still holding on (tried 3 others before it and only lasted 2 weeks before coming off)

    I purchased mine at the county fair, it comes with glue, fill, clean and a smaller size glue for refilling.

    I can give you a phone number to call and order it so you pay the fair prices.

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