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Prefered putty?

Started by Shasper, January 17, 2006, 08:04:43 AM

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PR19_Kit

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Thank you Thomas, you're all sorts of a good guy.  ;D
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PR19_Kit

Many years ago, when Humbrol putty and Squadron Green Stuff were the only decent putties you could get (and even that was questionable in the Humbrol product's case!) I used to use Fine Finish Polyfilla, which only came in largish tubs, but could also be used for filling in cracks in your walls at home..........  ;D

I've moved on since then, and as you can see above I use 'Presto' these days, but only when I have my model tool box with me, which I haven't at the moment. :(

After a long and fruitless search for ANY modelling putty around these parts, I was in B&Q buying a medium sized flat file, and came across the aisle where they sell wood filler etc. and in one of the racks were various Pollyfillas. I looked at them, thinking 'I wish they still did the Fine Finish stuff' when I came across a tube of 'Pollyfilla Advanced' which Id never seen before. It seemed to be all things to all men, so I bought it to try. After all, I could use it to fill the VAST cracks in my walls at home if it didn't work on models.  ;)

I've just tried it on the trenches in the M'Box Canberra fuselage of my Tu-13, and it works a TREAT!  :thumbsup:

It dries enough to sand in 15 mins or so, goes on nicely, and apparently fills holes up to 2" (50 mm....) deep in one go, although I haven't tried it that deep so far. They say it's for inside use only, but it'll be buried under umpteen layers of primer and paint in our case anyway.

It's looking good................  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Interesting info' Kit, thanks  :thumbsup:
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Mossie

Thanks Kit, might be worth getting hold of some, probably way more cost effective than model putties.  It might be worth getting the big tub, it'll probably go rock hard even at Dizzy's build rate but you can use it for any repair jobs around the house.
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PR19_Kit

It's looking pretty good on the Tu-13 so far Mossie. It does say on the tube that you can't drill it, but how often do we need to do that?

For seriously 'structural' work I'd use Presto or Milliput anyway.
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...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

The Wooksta!

If it's Polyfiller, it'll be water soluble and won't key into the plastic.  I wouldn't use it for anything major or anything underneath masking tape.
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kerick

Sounds like Perfect Plastic Putty.
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Dizzyfugu

Beyond the nitrous-compound car body finisher "Presto" mentioned by Kit I also use a second putty. Not certain about its ingredients, I assume it's an acrylic material and locally sold as "Malerspachtel", a fine putty for painters to repair dents and fine scars on/in wood, e .g. on furniture or on  wooden doors. It's softer than Presto, white and slightly more viscous and a bit "grainy", even though it's easy to apply with a palette-knife. It's the "Kunststoff-Spachtel" from a company called Albrecht, sold at OBI DIY markets:



The stuff bridges wider gaps more easily than Presto, even though it shrinks slightly, and it dries quicker. However, when you sand it down, it tends to clog the sandpaper or file, even when you add water to the PSR process. It is, though, a good addition to Presto, at least for me.

NARSES2

Quote from: kerick on September 01, 2022, 07:43:27 PMSounds like Perfect Plastic Putty.

True, similar at least. Probably cheaper though.
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PR19_Kit

It's much stronger than Perfect Plastic Putty and nowhere near as powdery as it dries too.

I'm starting to like it a  lot.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Mossie

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Quote from: The Wooksta! on September 01, 2022, 02:44:59 PMIf it's Polyfiller, it'll be water soluble and won't key into the plastic.  I wouldn't use it for anything major or anything underneath masking tape.

Vallejo's Plastic Putty is water soluble and works well. I think it's plaster based, with some extra polymer ingredients. The beauty of is it you can clean it up with a damp finger or cotton bud when wet, or let it dry and sand it normally.
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PR19_Kit

You can do that with PollyFilla Advanced too.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit