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    Putty Questions

    Post by bryson on Wed 24 Oct 2012, 11:34 pm

    Hi,

    Was wondering if there are any different with Tamiya Putty and normal 2 part putty sold in the hardware shop?
    Can it be used on our model kits?

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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by DarthYuy on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 9:32 am

    The two part sold in hardware shops are mostly epoxy putty also can be used on models. But it is easier to handle before it dries, and it takes about 24 hrs to cure.


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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by Kiyda on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 1:45 pm

    Two types of putty has it uses. From using them, tamiya putty is good for feeling small gaps and holes. It is also rather soft so be careful with your sanding or you could sand away all the putty work. I've also used it to add texture to surfaces, like cast iron texture with a brush.

    The two part expoxy party dries very hard. Personally I find it easier to control the sanding. When it is soft, its like plastacine, clay and can be shaped which is good for making minor sculpts, detailing and filling large gaps and holes.

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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by bryson on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 1:18 am

    Thanks for your input guys! Learn a lot. Smile
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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by brit363 on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 10:25 pm

    Hi,

    I want to make a new topic but I saw this and I think my question is a bit related to the post so I just join in.

    I want to sculpt something/rather enhance a part of a gundam by adding putty and shaping it up to for example lengthen that piece however, the one I'm using (tamiya 2 parts epoxy putty) seems to be too sticky and soft for me. Do you guys have any suggestions of putties that could do the job better?
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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by ongkh2000 on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 11:06 pm

    sticky and soft? did u give it enough time to cure?

    if after curing u feel that its too soft/sticky, can try bondite. its a industrial grade 2-part putty


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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by thatparticularguy on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 11:27 pm

    Well I'd use Tamiya two part epoxy putty to sharpen the spikes of those Zeonic mobile suits and the "V" fins of the Gundams. I just mix a little and stick it on the end of the spike. Wait for about a day or so to harden (just to be sure), then file or sand it down to the desired sharpness.

    Also, for the SD kits, parts that are only partially molded can have epoxy applied on the hollow side to complete all round detail. Just mix some, stuff them into the gaps, and wait for it to cure, and sand it down.
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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by brit363 on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 11:56 pm

    Thanks for the advice... but yeah I cure it first before sanding it. The problem is when you are applying it. Is there a waiting time before you can apply a mixed putty? Or does anyone know a putty that's like sticky tack? Soft and maneuverable but not that sticky??
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    Post by ongkh2000 on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 12:02 am

    hmm.. not that i know off. u can wet ur fingers while applying it. that way it doesnt feel that sticky.


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    Re: Putty Questions

    Post by cephas74 on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 7:32 am

    Agree to the above advise. I use Tamiya Quick Type Epoxy Putty. The instructions are quite clear inside. Just need to make sure that you keep your fingers wet when working with the putty, otherwise the whole thing goes to bits in your fingers. For this quick putty, the instructions indicate 6 hours to cure. I usually leave it for about a day.

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