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Epoxy putty tips and tricks,
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 6:38 PM
would like to hear your tips and secerts about using epoxy putty, also are there any favorites as well as those I should stay away from.
Thanks
Gasser
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 6:46 PM
I am trying the Tamiya quick atm. I kind of like it, but I will go back to Kneadite (green-stuff). You can get it for $12-$13 for a 36" ribbon.

This stuff is $6 for about 6"

I'm doing kind of a progress post in the figures section on the putty. I just finished putting the jacket on a figure. I'll update the post.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 7:44 PM
im real cheap. i go to the hardware store on the corner, buy the "do it" stuff meant for patchin pool liners and fixing lamps. one stick mix, 2 bucks for only like 3 inches tho. but im only 16, and my parents dont like drivingSad [:(] hey, it works alright... built an engine outta that, Al. tube, styrene, and pvc pipe...

best hint, oil any molds till theyre almost drippin. might just be the stuff i got, but its really sticky. oh, and molds do work well, if only a sheet of styrene pressed on to keep it flat and smooth
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 10:41 PM
cheap doesn't mean bad. the cheaper the better IMO

If you have ever read about Guillermo Rojas-Bazan, he learned to model with the bare minimum and he is one of the finest modelers to ever walk the planet.

If you haven't seen his models, look him up. His models will make you vomit. i'm getting a littel watery in the mouth just thinking about them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 10:47 PM
I am not too fond of the 2-part epoxy putty like the Tamiya one.

Prefer the tinned/tubed Epoxy Putty with the seperate hardener, it allows you to control the drying time of the Putty better.
Tamiya makes one of those but I found it to be rather not to my liking.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 7, 2005 10:53 PM
It took me a while to get used to the Tamiya putty, but I like it now. I just keep a bowl of rubbing alcohol handy to dip my fingers in. That way I can smooth things out and contour it without the "sticky factor". It is pricey, but the only one I can find around here. I've heard Magisculpt is the best, but never bothered to order any. I always seem to need it NOW! Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 8, 2005 7:12 AM
check this link for cheap Kneadite

http://web.inetba.com/anyinc/item330642.ctlg

The Tamiya putty in the tube with hardener is polyester putty. Same thing as Bondo. It is Polyester resin with a filler, but it is ground much finer that regular auto filler.

the main difference is that epoxy won't eat into plastic. The hardener for polyester resin contains MEK to kick it off.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 8, 2005 8:09 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Hatewall
the main difference is that epoxy won't eat into plastic. The hardener for polyester resin contains MEK to kick it off.


Never had a problem with either Mori Mori or Sube Sube on Plastic Models, most of the top-modelers I know use it a lot. Those are great for fabrication jobs and similar.
Tamiya stuff was horrible tried and ditched the whole tube 30min. later.

But than everybody has their own preferences. Wink [;)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 10, 2005 3:24 PM
I just save the last 1/4" of Tenax and add sprues.
make it to thick, add Tenax, to thin add sprues.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 10, 2005 6:52 PM
Is Mori Mori and Sube Sube epoxy, or polyester? The epoxy putty most are referring to is the 1:1 putty that you knead together into a piece of bubble gum like milliput or kneadite.

Tamiya makes a polyester putty in a tube with separate hardener, but it isn't epoxy.

I'm going to track down some of this stuff you are talking about. I am curious about it. It probably won't be easy.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 10, 2005 6:56 PM
Yeah, sorry they are Polyester Putties.

There is also a third one in the range called "Doro Doro", much more liquidy and good for pouring into molds, etc.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 10, 2005 7:01 PM
or making molds?.....hmm...... interesting

a Google search didnt turn anything up on them. It may be pretty hard to get a hold of them in the US
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 2:48 AM
Have you tried Milliput..? I know it's rather expensive in the US, but I've been using it for years and I'm really happy with it. I've tried a few others and will use them occasionaly for specific jobs, but Milliput is the best 'all around' product, to me anyway.

It takes a little experiment to become 'fluent' in using it, but that's just like everything else in this hobby, right?!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:41 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Hatewall
a Google search didnt turn anything up on them. It may be pretty hard to get a hold of them in the US


I think you would have to order them from Japan the same way I do.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:33 AM
looks that way. how about a link to sales if you have one.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:43 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Hatewall

looks that way. how about a link to sales if you have one.


I order from Hobby Link Japan. Go to their site and enter Mori Mori or similar into their search engine and you will get a choice of different sizes.

Not sure if you ever seen any of the japanese SF/Anime modeling publications like Hobby Japan or similar, if they use a yellow putty than that is most likely Mori Mori.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 5:47 PM
Hi, you may check this site: http://www.adhesivosparsecs.com.ar/ingles/default.htm , also I posted 10 dec 04 the following in the topic “Epoxy Putty vs. Normal Epoxy- Are they the same thing????” at this forum: “Good Ideas, you have given us. We use here epoxi putty for almost anything, from pipe sealant, to model building, even for duplicating parts, in supermarkets or craft stores you can get putty in different consistencies, form paintable ones (using a brush), creamy ones (using spatula or knives), to ones you can knead, they can accept up to a 5% of good quality thinner, so you can have all the choices to meet your modeling needs. The last one you can make it with a smooth finish by wetting your fingers, if you do this, put some cream to prevent adherence to your hands or fingers (if will not spoil the putty), the putty will also cure (reticulate or what ever you call it), even under water, also temperature will hurry the setting time. I have used it to repair lamps and chandeliers, boat hulls (real fiber glass boats), sinks, bath tubs, radiators, water pipes, gas pipes (only in emergency), there are many brands in the market, so pick the one you may have near and experiment. j3gm@yahoo.com.ar”
Hope this serves.
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