Vallejo Plastic Putty

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Vallejo Plastic Putty

Postby ADB » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:25 am

While browsing Boyes (UK Hardware store come a bit of everything from clothes to fishing gear) I ended up near the model paints as one does and saw this plastic putty in the normal dropper bottle.

I've taken a punt (a grand £2 esp as my wife paid) thinking it may be like the liquid green stuff but the first impression is its a bit thicker.

I did find a few videos - this one where the guy is very happy with it compared to green stuff (slight bad language warning):

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I'm a bit concerned over the 24 hour dry time so has anyone else used this on GW / Mantic models and any warnings before I dive in?
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Re: Vallejo Plastic Putty

Postby connexion » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:18 am

I've been using the stuff for some years now and can't say I have any complaints. Never used liquid GS so I can't compare the 2 but:

- I've used l this to successfully cover and correct minor casting flaws and imperfect joints in multi-part models. It's certainly a quick and effective fix and easier to go to than rolling a bit of 2-part GS epoxy putty.

- I've also used it to build terrain effects and textures in small bases, like one would do with Agrellan Earth (but without the cracking)

24h drying time? For minor corrections 15 to 30 mins (if I'm feeling patient!) does the trick before I spray primer. Base texturing does need a longer drying time and 24h may be safe though at 6-8h you're probably good to go.
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Re: Vallejo Plastic Putty

Postby ADB » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:52 am

Thanks - I've not tried models yet but have found it does not stick to bare copper pipe!

I also used it to fill the middle of a 2mm pipe to a depth of 3mm and got about 50% shrinkage. Should have used Milliput...
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Re: Vallejo Plastic Putty

Postby Mati » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:34 am

I have the stuff here and used it one or two times for models, in all honesty I think it's a bit shit. If you sand it after drying there is a good chance you'll take off the whole thing as it kind of cures with a "skin". I blame the acrylic component of it. It might be OK for minis but it's not the best to smooth out seams in plastic kits. I prefer the extra toxic white putty from squadron products. that stuff dries in about 5 minutes and will be sandable to super extra smooth.
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Re: Vallejo Plastic Putty

Postby The Watcher » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:13 am

I have used Vallejo Plastic Putty, and like Mati, found that it can not be sanded due to "skin".

I do use Squadron green putty, which can be mixed to a paste / smoothed with poly liquid, and when dried can be sanded. ideal for plastics, as it bonds to the plastic (melts slightly) and I do use it on metals. I believe that green putty is a coarser version compared to the white putty. I will get a tube of white and try that.

I do appear to have a varied collection of putties, two-part epoxies and even car fillers! Each has its merits
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Re: Vallejo Plastic Putty

Postby ADB » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:16 pm

Thanks for the recent comments.

I have to admit that it ended up in the back of the paint box after two fills popped out of the holes when being sanded. Not sure why I did not bin it - maybe a hope to find some use (forlorn and hope spring to mind)...

My all time fave has to be the classic Squadron Green Putty but I buy tubes and tubes of the stuff as it always separates on me due to me only doing a few models at a time and I can never get it to mix well again.
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