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Model Filler
Posted by Winnie on Monday, September 13, 2004 12:01 PM
Saw an article in the last FSM about a filler (reader tips?) Does anybody have that reference handy??

Something about some stuff from the home depot?Shy [8)]
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Posted by Boatshop on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:32 AM
Winnie, The filler is called Porc-a-Filler, and you can get it at Home Depot. This is a product Jeff Herne told us about in one of his posts. Find out more at http://www.porc-a-fix.com Hope this helps Big Smile [:D]

Jim Q What isn't tried, won't work

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Posted by Winnie on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 1:31 PM
Than you, now I'll drop by home depot on my way home!

Cheers
Winnie
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:14 PM
how is it...does it work well for modelling?
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Posted by tho9900 on Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:20 PM
hmmm that might be interesting to try on a junker model just to see how it works... might be a neat thing...
---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:40 PM
I've used it quite a bit, ever since Jeff posted the info. It works very well for me. Great stuff.

Regards, Rick
RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 18, 2004 6:13 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy this stuff over the internet? Any place in Europe where I can buy it?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 21, 2004 5:54 PM
Is this stuff expensive? Anyone have anything negative to say about it?

Could someone help me by getting this stuff for me and mailing it to Finland. I would send you dollarbills for the stuff + shipping (which wouldn't be too much I guess) and you can ship it when you get the money?????
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Posted by ChrisJPB on Friday, October 22, 2004 5:29 AM
I have been trying to find this product but all I can find is the porc-a-fix. I decided to email the company to see if they could find someone in my area that sells it. This is the link: http://www.porc-a-fix.com/porcafiller.asp

Another item that I'm curious in is something called Tippex (spelling?). I have read about it in Scale Aviation Modeling International. Is it the same thing as Whiteout correction fluid? I would like to try to fill small seams but not destroy the surrounding detail.

Chris Coastal Carolina Modelers Assos.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 5:55 AM
chris, its correction fluid all right. ive never used it on a model before, but i dont think it sands that well. im not speaking from experience, but using it on worksheets, its got this tendancy to flake. dont let this stop you from trying it out on a model that wont break your heart.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 22, 2004 7:57 AM
I use Tippex (yes it's just a brand name for a correction fluid) all the time. It's not a complete replacement for ordinary filler but it it very useful.

Places were it's really useful is small gaps were you don't want to sand, just apply let it dry (very quick) then with a Q-tip (brands! there we go again) dipped in alcohol remove the excess then it's ready to paint, you might have to do a second application to completely hide the gap but it all takes only a few minutes.

You can sand Tippex, but because it's softer than normal filler it cloggs wet 'n' dry paper very quickly so you need plenty of water to stop it chipping.

For anything larger I use Milliput because it doesn't shrink.
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Posted by Lufbery on Friday, October 22, 2004 1:35 PM
I've used white out on small gaps and it is very sandable.

Regards,

-Drew

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