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Title: Anybody work with white metal?
Post by: bhop73 on February 02, 2007, 09:48:52 AM
I'm working on an F1 model, it's made of white metal.  I've seen on some japanese sites where guys are using solder to fill gaps and build up areas.  I'm wondering if anybody's got experience using solder on white metal kits?  

Basically I just need to know what solder to buy that's easy to carve, file, and sand, as soft as white metal is anyway..
Title: Anybody work with white metal?
Post by: FichtenFoo on February 02, 2007, 10:27:23 AM
Have you checked out any of the mini gaming sites or PM'd Jester? IIRC those are done in white metal. I bet if anyone has heard of this, Jester has.
Title: Anybody work with white metal?
Post by: RoboSmurf on February 04, 2007, 08:58:03 PM
I work alot with white metal, Im more of a gamer than a Gundam builder right now.

I wouldnt use solder because you risk damaging the other parts if the solder melt temp is higher than the white metal. Mostly I glue with super glue and pins and une epoxy putty to fill gaps.

Kneedtite I belive is the brand name of the putty I use, its yellow and blue makes green mixing and drys very slowly giving you a chance to shape it.