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Best 'putty' for intake seams?

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  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Best 'putty' for intake seams?
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, March 16, 2020 9:33 AM

Hi, I am looking for ideas for a compound for filling intake seems (Monogram F-14 comes o mind as an example). Compound would not have to be particularly strong/durable as it is to be applied to an area that would not be touched/handled, BUT, the main characteristic would be that it is very easy to sand when dry. 

Thanks

On the Bench:

  • Monogram F-14A
  • Tamiya A-1H
  • Hasegawa A-1H (OTS)
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revell HH-3 Golly Green  Giant
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J

Recenctly Completed:

  1. Airfix 1/72 Fw190D (1976 Release)
  2. Italeri F-100D 1/72 "Thors Hammer"
  3. Monogram P-47D Bubbletop 78th FG "Top Hat"
  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 16, 2020 9:43 AM

I've recently tried Tamiya gray putty mixed with Tamiya green cement. It paints on nicely and sands ok.

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, March 16, 2020 11:10 AM

Perfect Plastic Putty,no sanding needed,can be leveled out with water.

I also use Mr Surfacer 500,can be brushed on and leveled out with a swab and lacquer thinner

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, March 16, 2020 12:49 PM

I use Perfect Plastic Putty and Tamyia Liquid Surface Primer. TLSP is thin and fills thin seams better. I apply it with a toothpick. It sands easy. However. it does shrink and the odor is really strong.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    April 2004
Posted by Jon_a_its on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:02 AM

Tojo72

Perfect Plastic Putty,no sanding needed,can be leveled out with water.

 
This!
 
I've used it to do a wing fillet the depth of of my fingernail, smooths out with water dries rock hard & has survived a dozen trip to model shows without damage.
 

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:30 PM

Here's another vote for PPP. And for the reasons stated above.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:06 AM

Ok, thanks for the info everyone.

On the Bench:

  • Monogram F-14A
  • Tamiya A-1H
  • Hasegawa A-1H (OTS)
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revell HH-3 Golly Green  Giant
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J

Recenctly Completed:

  1. Airfix 1/72 Fw190D (1976 Release)
  2. Italeri F-100D 1/72 "Thors Hammer"
  3. Monogram P-47D Bubbletop 78th FG "Top Hat"
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:53 PM

I often use flat (fast drying) paint, not stirring the bottom but taking it from bottom.  Brushes into the crack easily.  You still need to smooth it after it dries a bit- I sometimes use a very small screwdriver.  I have a set that was made from soft steel- useless with a screw but a good chisel or smoothing tool.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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