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Old 12-30-2006, 02:14 PM
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Part 1 Weld Seams with quick drying putty

Putty welds

Part 1--With quick drying putty.

(I posted this in my Pz III thread but I think it is better if it is here so it would be easy to find.)

There will be a second part concentrating on slow drying puttys (the two part kind) but in this one I will use Tamiya's grey putty which dries fast so the techniques are a bit different.

First the old weld needs to be scraped off and if there was no weld previously, a groove has to be made.



Now the edges of the groove need to be masked off, modelling tape is the best for this, as it comes off well and does not leave marks.
All that is now needed is to have some kind of tool to spread the putty onto the model.



Next apply the putty into the groove, it will not be a problem, if some amounts of the putty go onto the tape, thats why it is there for and it will not effect how the tape comes off. Make shure the groove is filled with putty to the bottom.



The putty now has to dry a little. It needs about as much time as it takes to put the cap on the putty tube and pick up the tool to make the pattern. The tool can be a knife blade or some other object, experiment to find out which suits you better. Now start gently ''poking'' the putty to get the weld pattern that you want. It is important to move in a good tempo because the putty dries with every second. With long welds the putty tends to dry too much when I get to the end.



When done remove the tape. Usually there is a ridge where the tape was.



No worries, cover the ridge with thin glue (I use very thin Testors). The glue has to melt the ridge and if you keep going over the area with a brush it will level out.



All that is left to do now is to give it a light sanding, if you wish.
Done.



Here is another shot to show that this technique can be used on more complex shapes. Just take your time and let the previous weld set about 10min before starting another near it.



Keep on welding!

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Old 12-30-2006, 02:24 PM
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great technique! Maybe this thread should be moved to the Idea Factory? Gordy?
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Siim,

Excellent Tutorial! I had seen this technique before but your results are way better. I especially love the weld seems on the turret. Wow!

Thanks for contributing to the thread. I am really interested in the slow drying putty method. Would something like Miliput work??

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Thanks

I guess Miliput will work. I personally use Tamiya's 2 part putty.
I will try to make a new tutorial tonight with slow putty, unless it has allready been done on planetArmor, I havent shifted through all the new posts yet.

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Fantastic technique! Cheers Siim.
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Exellente Siim!

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Thanks Paul and Mikko!


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Great tutorial Siim

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