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Chev
06-28-2009, 02:14 AM
I was looking at reshizou22's site and this caught my eye (pictured below) so, what kind of putty is this?

Masa
06-28-2009, 03:06 AM
Probably SSP-HG.

Masa
06-28-2009, 03:07 AM
When mixed and still wet, it has a kind of shiny gloss appearance. When dry, it looks just like white resin.

Here is what it looks like wet.

Masa
06-28-2009, 03:11 AM
It's basically a powdered resin/plastic that is mixed into an adhesive suspension. Kinda like the old baking soda and superglue trick.

HLJ is backordered, but Hobbysearch has it in stock.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10006014

Chev
06-28-2009, 03:49 AM
Thank you Masa! i will be picking some of this stuff up

Masa
06-28-2009, 04:04 AM
Thank you Masa! i will be picking some of this stuff up

You're welcome - it comes highly recommended :)

Bubel
08-21-2009, 11:57 PM
Thank you for reply Masa!
I was wondering about this type of putty too, especially what reshizou22 is always using it for delicate parts and places when surface must be look absolutely seamless.

I have another qestion regarding her WIPs.
http://www.reshizou22.com/nowmake/madoka/02/02.jpg
She is puttying an area with lot of airbubles - that glossy look is from rinsed Tamiya putty? If so - what kind a liquid can be used to rinse that putty?

What is that type of sticks for removing pinholes?
http://www.reshizou22.com/nowmake/koyori/06/06.jpg
Even thick ones
http://www.reshizou22.com/nowmake/isoroku/02/09.jpg

reshizou22 always use very large amount of that smooth surface type putty.
Is that for a some practical reason? I mean why not to aply only nescessary ammount...
http://www.reshizou22.com/nowmake/isoroku/02/08.jpg

Masa
08-22-2009, 12:21 AM
She is puttying an area with lot of airbubles - that glossy look is from rinsed Tamiya putty? If so - what kind a liquid can be used to rinse that putty?

Actually it's a "He" not a "She". Don't worry, it happens quite a bit :p

The glossiness is the wet putty. You can mix lacquer thinner with the grey putty to get a more spreadable material.

You'd be surprised how nice and smooth regular Tamiya grey putty gets when you wet sand it. Put the piece in a bucket of water and use wet/dry sandpaper of a fine grade - 1200 or so. The result is a porcelain like finish.


What is that type of sticks for removing pinholes?

It is a rod made of acrylic resin. You can use plastic styrene rods too. Check your cosmetics section (they have a kit that girls use to clean earring holes - comes with a little package of acrylic rods)


reshizou22 always use very large amount of that smooth surface type putty.
Is that for a some practical reason? I mean why not to aply only nescessary ammount...

When putty dries, it has a tendency to shrink. If you only apply enough to meet the surface level, you might have a depression after the putty is dry. By applying more than is necessary, you can sand the excess after the putty dries and have a level surface.

Dr.H
08-22-2009, 11:39 AM
Looks like Masa nailed all the questions :p

It does look like he is using a lot of putty in the last photo, more than will shrink but really skilled guys have no fear of sculpting or power sanding so he probably ground it down and finished off by hand before we could have sanded a little putty off lol.

Bubel
08-22-2009, 10:53 PM
Thank you Masa!
I never thought what Tamiya basic type putty can be so effective when thinned.

By photos I was sure what modeler is "she" but I guess if you grown your nails and taking care of them they can be pretty usefull during prep-work.
Do this ear-hole rods should be heated before inserting?

Masa
08-22-2009, 11:16 PM
no heat - just a little CA glue and push it in.

secretasianman
08-22-2009, 11:32 PM
FYI these two pictures are in the reverse order. What is happening here is a gap-filling technique using what appears to be Tamiya smooth and either chapstick or other non-stick material.

One side is lubricated while a substantial amount is applied to the other half. The two parts are pressed together and the excess is displaced. After curing, the putty is carved and the result is a flawlessly fitting piece flush to its mate!

http://www.reshizou22.com/nowmake/isoroku/02/08.jpg http://www.reshizou22.com/nowmake/isoroku/02/09.jpg