plasticWerks_JL Posted August 25, 2014 Share Posted August 25, 2014 Hey everyone! I'm trucking away with my F/A-18 for the Hornet's Nest GB, and after several previous attempts at using acetone to smooth putty in seams, I finally had some (moderate) success ! This led to some curiosity about how others pull off those perfectly-filled seams in many of the WIP's! This last attempt, I taped up around the seam and used a small putty knife to spread a bit of Tamiya white putty into the join, pressing it in to fill the whole seam. Then I removed the tape, and immediately used an acetone-soaked q-tip and rubbed in small circles all the way down the length of the seam. I had to use a couple q-tips to finally get all of the excess putty off, and I tend to remove a bit from the seam itself, so my technique isn't perfect. My question is: what version of this technique works best for you? Do you thin the putty with acetone before applying it to the seam? Do you swipe the q-tip (or other tool?) from front to back, along the length of the seam? Side to side, across the seam? Do you remove the masking tape before removing the putty? Do you allow any time for the putty to dry before removal? Etc, etc! Any other pearls of wisdom I may not have thought of? I'm always curious to see how others go about these techniques, if they'd like to share. Maybe myself or someone else will discover a hint or variation that works best for them. Thanks in advance, and happy building! -JL Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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