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Author Topic: Looking for tip on filling in a panel line  (Read 103 times)

Offline coreysan

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Looking for tip on filling in a panel line
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:17:47 pm »
for the 1701 Refit (1/350 PL) I glued the bottom hull piece to the sides. The joints form a panel line
just above the arboretum windows along the length.

There's a bit of a gap I don't like - is there a way to lightly fill it in a tiny bit while maintaining some of the
edge so I can preserve the look of a panel line?

Maybe apply thin putty and wipe with a cloth moistened with something?

Offline Galaxy_Stranger

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Re: Looking for tip on filling in a panel line
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 01:41:18 am »
At this point, just fill it and scribe it to taste.

Offline coreysan

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Re: Looking for tip on filling in a panel line
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 09:28:28 pm »
I'm an older guy and don't have a steady hand to scribe well.
That's why I asked...

Offline Galaxy_Stranger

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Re: Looking for tip on filling in a panel line
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 10:48:30 pm »
You can use really thick tapes, like DYMO Embossing Tape to put down where you want the line, then run the scriber beside it.  I don't scribe much, but I use a cheap metal scriber I got off of amazon when I do.  It's a sharp, round tip instead of a thick scriber.  You can use it like a pencil and guide it along the wall of tape.  It'll act like a ruler.

That's the quickest, maybe easiest way to go.  You COULD get some strips of styrene sheet to fill it and then you'd hide the lower seam with bondo or whatever filler.  In this situation, I'd probably use Mr. Surfacer in an industrial syringe.  Of course, you could about as easily put bondo spot filler in a syringe.  But the Mr. Surfacer dries super hard.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 10:51:34 pm by Galaxy_Stranger »

 




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