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Old 06-27-2007, 10:49 AM
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Making Zimmerit With Putty

Hello!

As I was asked by a friend to cover his Brummbär I though I would make a little instruction as I go along.

Here we go...the kit built up to this far.....



Here is what is needed:

Model...
Putty, the kind in a tube....
Something to spread the putty with (in my case some 0,5mm plastic card)
Tamiya zimmerit rakes.
Thin glue to spread on the model or putty and to use as a cleaner for the rake. (note the legos around the glue bottle, i find it holds the glue nicely and there is no fear of spills.)



Spread the putty on the models surface, don't be neat, just get it on as fast as possible.



I use the rake in a knife handle as it holds it nicely and is more comfortable to hold.
Spread some glue on the edge to help it slide better.



Now if the putty you applied before on the model has dryed too much brush some glue on and it is soft again in seconds. Take the rake and start scraping.



And now all you got to do is cover all the needed areas....and you are ready. Nothing complicated but it takes a fair bit of time.





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Old 06-27-2007, 10:57 AM
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You make it look so easy! Thanks for the SBS!
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Thanks!

But it is easy.......
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Great SBS Siim

I was wondering how much time do you have to get the pattern done before the putty starts to dry

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:37 PM
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Thanks Dave.

Oh I think from the time of application about 2 min but I brush over it with some glue so that softens it for another 2 min.
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Nice SBS Siim.

Have you ever tried with epoxy putty?

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Nice Siim...very helpful.....and.....ARE YOU THERE RUBEN?....another use for Lego's!!!!!!



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Old 06-28-2007, 03:09 AM
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Ruben, thanks, and yes I have used epoxy putty. It works too but it needs a different method. It is better for complex patterns...(yeah i should have used that instead on my Elefant front).

Thanks Rick.

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is the putty just tamya putty or a special king of putty.
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is the putty just tamya putty or a special king of putty.
Jim, look up the thread just a bit there is a photo...he's using Tamiya putty and liquid cement as a thinner.


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