Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

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Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by TD1701 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:25 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am currently working on a 1/72 MPC Space 1999 Eagle and I have a question for anyone who has built one of these in the past. On the command module there are circular depressions on either side and I want to know what is the best way to fill and sand those areas? I have just about every other part of it filled and sanded and this is the last step before I can start painting.

Here is a picture of what I am talking about.
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If anyone out there has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Tom

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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by TazMan2000 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:26 pm

Those depressions are supposed to be there. Don't fill them in, but you might want to find or make some dish shaped pieces to fit in those depressions.

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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by TD1701 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:18 am

My apologies fellas and thanks for the replies! I meant that I wanted to fill that seam, not fill it in entirely. If there is something out there that I could glue into areas without having to do much filling and sanding, that would be great!!

Thanks,

Tom

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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by dizzyfugu » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:25 am

Three suggestions. If you have a mini drill or an engraving tool, you can CAREFULLY try to sand the area with an appropriate sanding head. Still hazardous, though.
Another way is cheating: a die-punched, thin piece of styrene (e. g. with a paper hole puncher, or a belt punch) could be glued into the hole and simply cover the seam.
Another, less crisp option is to fill the hole with white glue, and let it dry thoroughly. This might rather create a shallow but even depression, but cover the seam well. Since the whole kit does not look very crisp, this might be the easiest option, and you can peel the dry glue off pretty easily, if it does not look good.
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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by Lt. Z0mBe » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:16 pm

Use Aves. Make just the tiniest little rope of Aves and work it into the seam. Feather it out with a brush and safety solvent and you may not even have to sand it.

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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by TD1701 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:39 pm

Thanks for all the great suggestions everybody!! :D Sorry for the late reply here, I was offline for the last few days and I was only able to get back at it today.

I am intrigued by the white glue solution dizzyfugu. What would be the best way to get it in there without overdoing it? Also, would a regular punch work if I can find one close to the same size?

Lt.ZomBe, I am a fan of Aves and use it quite often. What type of safety solvent would you suggest I buy if I went that route?

Thanks, Again,

Tom

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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by Lt. Z0mBe » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:31 am

TD1701 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:39 pm


Lt.ZomBe, I am a fan of Aves and use it quite often. What type of safety solvent would you suggest I buy if I went that route?

Thanks, Again,

Tom
I literally meant the safety solvent that you get from Aves. Failing that, perhaps alcohol (denatured or 90-percent ISO) or even good, old fashioned water would work too if you're willing to work at it just a bit more.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Post by TD1701 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:07 pm

Thanks Kenny!

I actually found a fella on another forum who makes metal inserts for those depressions as well as the bells for the rocket motors for this size eagle. I ordered a pair and waiting for them to arrive to how well they will look on the eagle.

Tom

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