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Putty question
TheGame
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 04:46 AM UTC
Can I get some opinions on what is the best putty to use to fill in seams, depresions, etc.
Since I'm basically a new modeler, I'm not sure which one to use.
I have a tube of the red putty made by Model Masters (?) and I use a toothpick to apply it.
What is a good tool to use to spread the putty also?
Sorry if this topic has been posted before. Can't surf the net too much while I'm at work

Thanks in advance.
m1garand
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 05:10 AM UTC
I use and like Squadron white putty and use their putty applicator. Which works very well for me.
The applicator is at this url:
http://squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=SQ10205
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 05:14 AM UTC

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I use and like Squadron white putty and use their putty applicator. Which works very well for me.


Hey, that applicator is just what I need! Thanks for the link!

YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 05:14 AM UTC
I use Squadron's green putty, their white putty too. And I have lately been using Bondex plastic wood filler, I like it the best of the three.

Ron C.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 05:17 AM UTC
Hi,

I mostly use Revell (Germany) Plasto filler. I had a tube of Tamiya putty as well, but it's not available at my current hobbyshop. I also had a tube of ModelMaster putty (here in Europe there's only one variety, grey) but that dried up on me, before I could even use 1/3rd.
I also have a tube of autobody putty (which is a grey-greenish putty) which has a finer structure and is cheaper too. Problem is the color though. I will almost always need primer. The Revell putty is off-white. I use superglue as a filler a lot too, especially when a smooth finish is wanted.
As a putty spreader, I use the Squadron Precision Putty Applicator. Works great for me. For the superglue I use something disposable, like toothpicks.
HTH
m1garand
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 05:25 AM UTC

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Hey, that applicator is just what I need! Thanks for the link!

YodaMan



No problem, I really like it.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 06:27 AM UTC

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The applicator is at this url...



Just one comment... I've asked my dentist about some of the stuff she has on the bench (I know I'm crazy.. ) that she is no longer using. One of those is the thing she uses for making fillings (I hope I spelled that right).. it looks exactly like the applicator you mentioned... She was glad to get rid of that useless equipment and I got several sharp thingies I use for modeling...

BTW I can tell you that my figures have remarkably clean teeth...

Mario M.