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 Posted: Thu Sep 21st, 2017 02:30 pm
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Hi all.
Has anyone had a go with this light-weight filler? Various brands around, this one just happened to be at my local builders merchant.




I've started a new layout in 16.5, and being 7mm weight is obviously going to be a factor. Normally I clad my buildings in Das clay, and impress stone shapes into it. Heavy!
As an experiment, this time I gave the carcass its usual PVA coat, then covered it with a 2-3mm layer of this filler. When it had dried I scribed the stonework very easily with a dental pick (same as scribing foam-board).

Here are the results:



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Its only had a thin wash of black acrylic, and a quick coat of matt acrylic varnish to seal - but definite possibilities!
I don't think it would work for smaller scales though :sad:

Shaun.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 22nd, 2017 12:33 am
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Looks good Shaun :thumbs


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col.stephens wrote:

Looks good Shaun :thumbs

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A 4mm North Wales cottage using the same method.
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I tried to use it for filling between the sleepers on my Southwold harbour branch and it took forever to dry and was very open grained. I've heard others say much the same. Not exactly a scientific result, I know, but I also used it to fill low points on a plank on frame model yacht hull and it was OK, but not great.

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I tend to agree, though I found it dries quite quickly, but still has a somewhat soft texture even when dry - you can still make impressions in it.
Good stuff to experiment with, and good for landscape in-fill, especially if you are 'glooping' over it.
Remains to be seen what else can be done.

Shaun.

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