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    'Home Brew' filler for styrene.
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    πŸ“ 'Home Brew' filler for styrene.
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    Well I tried Martins styrene shavings and Liquid Poly trick and I can confirm it does work πŸ‘πŸ˜€but it's a bit laborious and any small amount mixed has to be used right away but it meant that I could carry on for a while.
    In the meantime I was able to pick up some more Humbrol filler yesterday from my local shop (Hannants) and carry on with the frame building and filling with that.
    Thanks for all your advice and guidance chaps, I may not run out of filler for a while but I'll know what to use if I do 😁.
    Cheers.
    Robbob.
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    "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"
    Ianh
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    This Works, but you can also get a product called Micro Balloons. Very useful as it works well with Medium CA for filling😊
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    Only old in years not mind or soul.
    Martin555
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    Rob,
    For a really tough filler that can be drilled and tapped try thin CA and Baking Soda.

    Sprinkle the baking powder in to the part that need filling and then drip on the CA.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    robbob
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    Hi Fred.
    The cyano & talcum thing sound interesting and worth a try just to see how well it works.
    Thanks.
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    "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"
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    Hi Rob
    I have had a bottle of poly /styrene mix made up for some time, and for small gaps I have used a CA and Talcum powder mix.

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    That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
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    Better the devil you know than the one you don't know.😊😊
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    Hi mike,
    As you know i tinker a bit with plastic and the liquid poly actually melts a thin layer of the plastic that you are joining and welds it together.

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    Hi Mike.
    I will try Martin's brew to get by with, if I can find a small tight lid bottle I'll try a batch and see if it keeps as you suggest. But I will trot over to Colindale and pick some Humbrol up, with the 10% discount it will only be Β£5.30 or so and no delivery charges or delays.
    I'm getting quite confident working with styrene now, and a well made styrene joint is actually a weld and is remarkably strong.
    Rob.
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    "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"
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    Hi Rob I found it as cheap on ebay with free postage Β£5.99 only down side is Monday 9th delivery, however I've ordered it.
    I have never used it because I'm very unsure about styrene building, I have all the different thicknesses of sheet and all the different adhesives but I'm never convinced about the strength of the joints. I will give it a go maybe on my next build, but for now Ill "stick" with wood and aliphatic glue.
    I'm sure the "bits in the bottle" will work and provided its a very small bottle that you can fill up with bits and Liquid Poly glue so minimum amount of air under the cap it should keep
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    robbob
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    Could do, but it's always overpriced and postage on top too, and then a few days at least for delivery ☹️
    Just checked the Hannants site again and they're now doing a 'click and collect' with 10% discount too so I think I'll do that.
    Cheers.
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