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Scale Model Basics: How to fill gaps and seams on scale plastic models

Solvent- and water-based putty and superglue make filling gaps and seams a snap
RELATED TOPICS: HOW TO | PUTTY | FILLING GAPS

We've all built a model and noticed a gap or seam that needs to be filled. In this installment of Scale Model Basics, you'll learn how to fill a seam or gap in a plastic scale model with putty--both solvent- and water-based types--and superglue. You'll also find out how long it takes for each method to dry and how to smooth them when finished drying.




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