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Make a Wall
Posted by Leddy on Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:40 AM

I have built Italeri's Building Corner.   Exterior has turned out well but the interior is "hollow."   I want to fill in the interior so I can paint it.  What do you recommend for filling the interior wall?   I  have celluclay, spackling, and art clay.  Which do you recommend to fill this hollow interior?

 

Thanks for your input!

Leddy

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  • From: Central CA
Posted by Division 6 on Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:35 PM

A picture would help.

That aside my first thought would be bondo or epoxy putty depending on how much surface area and how deep it needs to be.

another option is a sheet of styrene over the back..

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    April, 2008
  • From: Philadelphia PA
Posted by smeagol the vile on Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:47 PM

Here is my suggestion.  Get some 2 part sculpting clay, like sculpty or miliput or something.  Fill the inside of it with celluclay to bulk it up and fill it up.  Once it dried THEN put the clay overtop and sculpt the details.

 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, April 10, 2011 7:27 PM

I have poured plaster of paris into the back of the Italeri building/wall kits.  it is cheap and easy to do.  The plaster of paris can also be shaped and cut into bricks or blocks as well.

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Posted by Leddy on Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:18 PM

Would the 2 part sculpting clay be like Aves Apoxie Clay OR  2 Part Apoxie Paste , an all purpose adhesive from Aves?

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Leddy

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  • From: Philadelphia PA
Posted by smeagol the vile on Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:51 PM

It would be anything that hardens solid and can be sanded.  And can also be sculpted before it dries.  I use a 2 part

 

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  • From: Australia & Laos
Posted by Geomodeller on Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:42 PM

HeavyArty

I have poured plaster of paris into the back of the Italeri building/wall kits.  it is cheap and easy to do.  The plaster of paris can also be shaped and cut into bricks or blocks as well.

I agree that Plaster of Paris is probably the best way to go. It's cheap, easy to work with, easy to clean up and can be carved, sculpted, etc with ease. The only drawback is that it is a soft and porous medium, so I'd suggest a thick coat of varnish (or some other sealant) prior to painting.

I recommend caution with epoxy fillers - some can generate enough heat during the curing process to melt or distort the styrene. If using epoxy, then apply it in thin layers to minimise the heat and build it up slowly.

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Posted by ipmsfan45 on Monday, April 25, 2011 9:16 PM

When I built that Building, I used Sheet Styrene, glued it to the back, then cut it out along the contoures. Then I just sanded along the edges, filling in any cracks with puttty, then painted. I wish i had a Pic to show, but it came out great.

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  • From: Allentown, PA
Posted by BaBill212 on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 7:40 PM

Another "filler" would be Durham's water putty....  the stuff is cheap, easy to use, non-toxic and dries extremely hard. It would also add a lot of strength to the wall itself.

Best of luck with it...............

Enjoy the ride!

 

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Posted by Bocks Suv on Thursday, May 05, 2011 3:10 PM

Durham's water putty is great!  Cheap, odor-free, cleans with water, little shrinkage if any. It sets quickly so dont dwaddle.

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Posted by Modelmaker70 on Monday, January 15, 2018 1:59 AM

I used Sculptamold to fill mine, let it dry, then added wear and tear, painted it and it turned out great.

 

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Posted by ugamodels on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 9:35 PM

Geomodeller

 

 
The only drawback is that it is a soft and porous medium, so I'd suggest a thick coat of varnish (or some other sealant) prior to painting. 

Shellac cures in 30 minutes or so, much faster than a long oil varnish. Great for anything except under alcohol based sustances, or over alcohol susceptible surfaces.

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