Customs: blending seams?

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  1. Megatron31

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    those of you who do styrene work, how do you cover up the seams where you have layered pieces over each other?? or better yet what do you use to fill the gaps
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Seams are covered with modelling putty. I use both epoxy putty and Tamiya's putty (which is a toothpaste-like pack full of blue crap, don't buy that shit).

    Otherwise, there are certain glues that will do that for you, which i now use. Zap A Gap (the green one fills gaps, NOT the pink one) can be used so that after paint you don't see seams any more, the gaps are filled by the glue.
     
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    so plastic putty or glue are my options

    is zap a gap sandible
    i have some parts that are made from several sheets of styrene stacked ontop of each other
     
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    IF done well enough, I have found that as long as you have glue covering the entire surface of the pieces being formed together, then you should be able to sand and not get any type of seams, but maybe I just got SUPER lucky.. Though I use plastruct Plastic weld which is supposed to melt the plastics together, and took extra measure in brushing the glue over the seams which melted them together and after painting made them unnoticeable.
     
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    i use testors liquid cement or loctite super glue (the gel one) a lot of where i sanded now has blended better but still has a small line that i wold like to get rid of
     
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    A lil bit of Zap a Gap will work great for you. :thumb 
     
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    thanks guys
     
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    I've used Loctite Super Glue Control Gel and sanded the edges down good. If there are still any gaps or areas that need covering, I've used some sculpting putty (Pro Create by Kraftmark) to fill the areas and once dry, I sand it down until it's flat and even.
     
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    i actually have the loctive glue i will give that a shot and see what i get. if not i may run out and get some zapa gap

    look for a scavenger update today should have chest plate finished
     
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    I like the super glue method over putty for seams and edges. makes it a little more bomb proof and resists breakage better. I'll even go as far as putting thin super glue over putty in some cases.

    Randy!
     

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