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Hobby Tip - Filling in Holes in 15mm Infantry

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I may be very wrong here, but when I see holes in figures like the one shown above, I have always assumed them to be made by Ejector Pins that are used to help “eject” the sprues from the moulds in the manufacturing process.

Anyway, I like to fill the wee holes as they look weird if you leave them and your paint doesn’t fill them in.  The easy and quickest way I have found is to use homemade liquid green stuff.

Hobby Tip - Filling in Holes in 15mm Infantry

This “green stuff” could be any colour you want as it is simply made by dissolving plastic sprue in plastic cement.  Cut your left over sprue up into tiny pieces (the smaller the pieces the quicker the sprue will melt) and add enough until you get a consistency you like.  More on this here https://www.beastsofwar.com/project-entry/1378144/

Then all you need is a tooth pick or what tool you are most comfortable using to fill the hole and, hey presto, no more silly looking soldiers!

Hobby Tip - Filling in Holes in 15mm Infantry

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buggeroff
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Great tip there Robert, thanks have a few of them I need to fix 😀

noyjatat
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Great little gem of knowledge shared buddy

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