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  • Member since
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  • From: Denmark
Best putty?
Posted by ThomasA3D on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 7:45 AM
Hi there

First post Blush [:I]

I’ve just recently picked up this hobby again after a long break (5 years).
My main interest is in custom cars - Hot Rods, Leadsleds etc. which almost always demands some kind of body modifications. So a good putty is important!
I’m reading Scale Auto and the writers always mentions Evercoat putties BUT - I live in Denmark and havent been able to find it anywhere (I havent even found any on-line stores that would ship it to DK)

So here is my question - finally Wink [;)] :
Are there any putties available in Europe, Scandinavia that is just as good? Its of course very important that it is easy to work with and doesnt sink over time, since some models will get a fair amount of putty...
Whats your opinion?
ThomasA3D http://www.a3d.dk
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  • From: USA
Posted by naplak on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 11:04 AM
I use Squadron White and Green puty... Can you get those there?
www.naplak.com/modeling ... a free site for modelers www.scalehobby.com/forum/index.php ... a nice Modeling Forum
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Thursday, October 2, 2003 1:33 AM
I dont know - I havent seen them, but I’ll try to search for them.
Is it modeling putty or is it for real-size cars?
Does it air-dry or cure with a hardener?
ThomasA3D http://www.a3d.dk
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 2, 2003 10:30 AM
Tamiya makes putty. It's quite expensive, so it's probably not bad.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 5, 2003 1:38 PM
Try a body shop supply store and ask for "Wurth finishing filler" I know the Wurth brand is available there and they make an excellent two part fine grain filler for small scratches, etc. on 1/1 cars. The Wurth stuff comes out of Germany but is distributed worldwide. It comes in a tin.

Try it and you will never go back to an air dry type filler.

Rick
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Sunday, October 5, 2003 3:01 PM
Thanks - I’ll try to get hold of that Smile [:)]
ThomasA3D http://www.a3d.dk
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Posted by racingmaniac on Sunday, November 9, 2003 12:12 AM
I use Elmer's Carpenter interior Wood Filler. It may be available in Denmark. It works quite well, doesn't shrink and excepts paint with no problems.
that which doesn't make us irate or irritated, has probably been thrown against the wall.
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Posted by A. Howard on Sunday, November 9, 2003 8:10 AM
I agree with using a catalyzed autobody putty, but a word of caution: most Scale Auto authors recommend using a respirator when you sand these putties, but they say nothing about the smell. These things STINK! I guess it should have been common sense, but I found out the hard way. Use it in a well ventilated area, and wear your respirator when you use it!

As far as Evercoat, your best bet is probably just to order it over the net. Do a Google for it, and you should find a site that sells it.

Adam Howard
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    November 2003
  • From: Exeter, MO
Posted by kustommodeler1 on Sunday, November 9, 2003 5:27 PM
I use regular-ol' Bondo brand glazing and spot putty. Looks, feels, and smells to me exactly like Model-Master putty. It's even in the same size tube.

Darrin

Setting new standards for painfully slow buildsDead

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  • From: Third rock from the sun.
Posted by Woody on Sunday, November 9, 2003 7:36 PM
I'm kind of partial to Dr. Micro Tool putty, but I don't know what countries it is available in.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:32 AM
The best purpose model putty hands down is squadron green putty!
The worst thin is its no longer available here in Australia, have to get it off the net, any shop with mail order will help you out.
Be careful with some Auto body repair Putty (Known as Bog!!) It can melt styrene!
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