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Tamiya putty, standard type and white


Hemi Killer
06-02-2012, 10:04 PM
I was just in Las Vegas on business and I found a hobby shop to terrorize while I was in town. It was primarily an RC shop, so didnt get much help from the employees with the models.

I bought two packs of Tamiya putty, standard and white. I dont know what they are. I just know I cant get it anywhere around here, my LHS cannot get it and everything on Ebay comes from Japan. I thought why not, its Tamiya, cant be bad right? :naughty:

I have used Squadron putty in the past, but not too fond of it. Is the Tamiya stuff a similar type, or would e a replacement for the Squadron putty? Its not epoxy right?

SmokeyR67
06-03-2012, 12:45 AM
I was just in Las Vegas on business and I found a hobby shop to terrorize while I was in town. It was primarily an RC shop, so didnt get much help from the employees with the models.

I bought two packs of Tamiya putty, standard and white. I dont know what they are. I just know I cant get it anywhere around here, my LHS cannot get it and everything on Ebay comes from Japan. I thought why not, its Tamiya, cant be bad right? :naughty:

I have used Squadron putty in the past, but not too fond of it. Is the Tamiya stuff a similar type, or would e a replacement for the Squadron putty? Its not epoxy right?

For mine, it's very similar, it dries a little too quickly to work smoothly, but takes days to cure, shrinking as it does.

These days I tend to fill with styrene sheet (punch out disks for ejector pin marks)or rod, and smooth it with Gunze mr dissolved putty.

Shane

turbothirtytwo
06-03-2012, 02:30 AM
I use white, cures faster than basic, depends on what you want to fill.

John18d
06-03-2012, 05:56 PM
Hemi-Killer - I have both the Tamiya "basic" and "white" putties - I have yet to use the basic type as the white type has worked for all my purposes. I let the white putty dry overnight - a minimum of 12 hours to cure - and I find it speads very easily because it is more "fluid" viscous than squadron putties. When I spread the white putty I either use a spreader tool or my finger with a nitrile glove on it. I have found that it doesn't pay to Spread the putty too much - just put it on and spread once quickly and leave it. If you need to apply more let that dry first. The white putty can be thinned and smoothed by adding a little lacquer thinner. unlike a previous posting I have not found it to shrink or crack - and it sands very well wet or dry. Sometimes if it is not completely cured "dried" it will plug and clog the sandpaper. I do not use it to fill large gaps - I use miliput for that and when dry a light coat of "white" Tamiya over that. - PM me if you want to discuss techniques etc. - hope that helps you Hemi - John

Hemi Killer
06-03-2012, 07:13 PM
that helps alot guys, thank you

Vette Modeller
06-09-2012, 05:59 PM
I use the White. It fries faster then the grey or any other basic putty and is also finer in texture. Since I also always prime surfaces in white it also works best from that angle.

stevenoble
06-10-2012, 08:59 AM
I prefer to use automotive fillers as they don't shrink as they dry. For most filling I use the 2 part polyester type (Plastic Padding) and then for filling any left over pin holes I use either Impa Finissage or 3m Acryl Red. They cost more than the hobby fillers but you do get a very large tube which lasts forever..

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