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Using Vallejo water based plastic putty

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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Using Vallejo water based plastic putty
Posted by Mars on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 11:20 PM

Has anyone used Vallejo water based plastic putty? I like the way it goes on and cleans up. It leaves very little sanding to be done. Although it can take 2 or 3 applications to fill a gap or hole. And it can take over 24 hours to dry. I can really make a mess with the Tamiya white putty. Does Vallejo water based stick as well as Tamiya putty?

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:38 AM

It is my preferred putty to use.  I like the narrow applicator that comes with it as it allows better control than the applicator on Perfert Plastic Putty.  As you know it cleans up easily with a damp or wet Q-tip, depending on how much clean up there is.  Sometimes it will take several applications to fill in a gap or hole and I have had no problems with it not sticking. 

I have never used Tamiya putty but I have used Squadron putty, which has it uses.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 06, 2017 1:22 PM

In my experience it works best for filling fine joins. An example would be along a wing root. I reach for something else for larger jobs.

I seem to recall reading that it's not designed to be sanded. I think that this is true. The putty peeled up on me the few times that I tried to. Feathering is best accomplished before the material sets. I do this by pulling a dampened swab over the bead and until it smooths out. 

It worked well for me when used within its scope of things. Just my opinion.


  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:41 PM

No, you can sand vallejo putty, I do it all the time.  You just have to make sure it has dried and cured.


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