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Author Topic: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?  (Read 94 times)

Offline coreysan

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How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:56:55 pm »
I have a picture here where I'm mounting an LED at an angle at the opening of a hole on the model. There's white space in front of the lens,
and it bothers me.

But I can't decide if I want to correct the empty space (gap) or leave it be and not think its bad.

What would you do?

Offline CrowTRobot

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Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 02:59:51 pm »
You could fill it with 2-part epoxy putty like Apoxie Sculpt. That's what I used when re-shaping the outer pylon spotlight holes on my 1/350 refit Enterprise.

Offline Tritanium

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Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 03:42:51 pm »
If you haven't yet mounted the LED, you could fill the hole first and then redrill a circular hole for it that's just the right size.

Offline coreysan

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Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 10:21:00 pm »
Thank you both for the advice. I'll see what I can do! The LEDs are not mounted yet, so I just need a steady hand
and calm nerves! (Its the hull spots for the PL 1/350 NCCC1701 Refit).

Offline coreysan

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Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 10:25:02 pm »
BTW - Is Apoxie Sculpt any different than Apoxie Paste? Either one better?

Offline CrowTRobot

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Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 06:52:19 pm »
BTW - Is Apoxie Sculpt any different than Apoxie Paste? Either one better?

I didn't know about Apoxie Paste until just now. After reading up on it I'd recommend the Apoxie Sculpt instead. The paste has a "batter-like consistency" which suggests "runny & messy" in my mind. The Sculpt has the consistency of modeling clay. It stays where you put it. It also makes an excellent filler for difficult seams.

Offline coreysan

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Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 07:44:12 pm »
Roger that - thanks!

 




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