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

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    Mar 17, 2008
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    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
    http://www.thelastglue.com/home.html

    this
    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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