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    I was put onto Durham's Water Putty to use as a filler for joints and so forth in my ply sub roadbed. It is a powder that you mix to the consistency you need for what ever job you are doing and it is very VERY impressive to work with.

    Since using it I wanted to know more about the product and, to my amazement, this stuff has numerous uses including casting and for modelling. I wont go into it all here but will post a link to their site so you can see what it can be used for for yourselves:

    http://www.waterputty.com/creative.html

    This stuff is HARD when dry, can be sanded, painted, sculptured, drilled, sawn, almost anything at all. The best part is I bought 4 lb of it for only $7 or $8 at Lowes. This could be an alternative to other things.
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    I have some and used it to plug an opening in the mountain section of my Treble-O-Lectric/Montgomery Ward/Life-Like expanded styrene bead layout I recently bought just like the one I had when I was a kid (1963). The kid who had it originally evidently made the opening to make room for a pier as it looked like he added an elevated loop to the layout.

    It worked vary well and after painting, it is very difficult to tell the opening was ever there.

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    That is good to know Doug as I am thinking about trying my hand at making some custom sized tunnel portals with it and seeing how they turnout. If this stuff is as good as it appears, I might consider doing away with Dental Plaster for some things.
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    I use it as a pond,lake or river base sealer before I pour my water mix (Magic Water, Envirotex,etc) so it doesn’t leak out.
    Kinda works a little like Scultamold in that you can shape the bottom with texture or sand it smooth.

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    When I used it, I mixed it soupier than I wanted and had to use pieces of cardboard to keep it in place until it hardened. I also was afraid it might not set up correctly with it being that soupy but it did. It's very hard but you can still sand it or tool if if desired.

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