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      Post #45244, posted on 11-07-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello All:

      I recently posted in this forum with regards to my warped Zvezda 767, and am now seeking help with something else as well. When it comes to making the model,I have somewhat mastered sanding down the window openings, however I am still a bit in the dark when it comes down to the seamlines. Ive heard that you can sand the seamlines completely down without the use of putty, however when it comes down to using putty for a seamline, what is a good way of going about this? I'd appreciate any advice and if you have pictures that always helps too..

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      Post #45247, posted on 11-08-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      This works in most cases, but not all, especially if the edges are way off. Use 'extra' glue to help melt the plastic at the joint line. Then, when you squeeze the parts together, the melted plastic should ooze up/out of the joint. Hold the parts together and wrap a couple of rubber bands around it and let dry over-night or a few days. Now, with the extra plastic squeezed out, you should have a perfect joint with no gaps. Sand down with your favorite sanding stick until smooth and you should have a seamless joint. Re-scribe panel lines and you're good to go.

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      Post #45261, posted on 11-08-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I always try to use sanding sticks to ensure the parts are as perfect a fit as I can get them before I apply any glue. I use liquid glue exclusively on plastic to plastic joins (super glue on the very rare odd occasion). If you use enough glue, the seam will be welded together and you may be able to force just a little of the melted plastic to the surface. Once cured, that can easily be sanded down using a sanding stick or sand paper. Sometimes you have to fill small imperfections, but I don't use putty for that. I use super glue, which if sanded down immediately after it's cured, is easy to sand and does *not* shrink the way putty does.

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      Post #45262, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I always use testors, however what is considered a good superglue for this?

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      Post #45263, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
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      I always use testors, however what is considered a good superglue for this?



      I use Zap-A-Gap CA+, medium formula, very good brand, they even sell an accelerator in case you are in a hurry.

      And the "regular" glue, I use Tamiya's Extra Thin cement, square bottle-green cap, it is a capillary glue, works wonders !

      Cheers, Steven

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      Post #45264, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      An example of a liquid glue seam:

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      Post #45268, posted on 11-09-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      duct tape works good

      yes Zap-A-Gap

      green top is good Bro

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