backgroundimage
  • Follow:

    Twitter LogoGoogle Plus LogoFacebook LogoYou Tube Logo
  • Sponsored By Historex Agents You Tube Channel

Find Something:

Search Scale War Machines

TOP TOOL - TAMIYA QUICK TYPE PUTTY

Scale War Machines Login/Register

Advertisement

Tamiya Quick Type Putty
This week’s top tool is Tamiya Quick Type Putty, one of those perennial items you won’t be able to live without.

For a long time, we were curious about this putty from Japan. We had seen it used in modelling magazines, but it proved hard to track down here in the UK - just like their Extra Thin Liquid Glue.

In the end, we found some on a trip to Spain & added a few packs to our inventory.

Listed under item 87051 in the Tamiya catalogue, the putty comes in a colourful packet about six inches long with Japanese instructions.

Inside are two lengths of carefully-wrapped putty – one white, the other yellow.

Like many epoxy putties, you should mix equal quantities together. The white seems to be the catalyst – inducing a chemical reaction that will eventually make the two inert mixed lengths of putty dry hard.

You’ve got a couple of hours to work it before it begins to set with total drying time listed as 5 to 6 hours. Once dry, it is absolutely rock hard and you can sand it & drill it to your heart’s content. You can also add fractionally more or less white to vary both the drying time & the smoothness of the final mixture.

As with most putties, you are best off working the putty quickly. The first 30 minutes being the optimum “window”.

A tip is to put the mixed putty in the fridge to prolong the working time a bit more if needed.

What we love about this putty is its quality. The two parts mix really well together to create an ultra-smooth putty with no lumps or bumps. It has just the right softness as well once mixed.

This means it is a joy to work. You can sculpt it to form stowage, weld seams or even uniforms. It is really easy to sculpt with carving tools, toothpicks or just a scalpel. Because of its inherent softness it retains the sculpted detail well. Whilst because of its refined texture, the surface remains shiny & smooth.

For the reasons above it is especially useful for making bedrolls & tent packs for your armoured vehicles. If you do find the odd fingerprint or defect, just smooth out the Tamiya putty with a finger dipped in talcum powder or a lacquer thinner (wear a glove though!).

We’ve added some shots to show its many & varied uses. You can clearly see just how blemish-free the mixed putty can be. Also, note that as well as weld beads, Tamiya Quick Type can be used to scratch build components. So give it a whirl soon & see for yourself.

Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Tamiya Quick Type Putty
Copyright 2012 Scale War Machines - All Rights Reserved
Total votes: 546
Use Your Vote - Rate This Content!

Basecol

Twitter Logo You Tube Logo