Post by panzerjager2 on May 9, 2017 10:29:37 GMT -5
So even though I've been at this hobby a while now.... I lack a certain expertise when working with Millput putty. I know that there are several "flavors", I think the last variant I tried was "fine"? My question(s) is: Is this the best 2 part putty on the market? If not what is? Is there a more user friendly putty out there?. If not, what's the best technique for playing with Millput... It always seems to stick when I am trying to roll or manipulate it. PJ2
Milliput is sort of the mainstay when it comes to 2-part. Tamiya has one as well ...however, I have not tried that. There are a couple more, but their names escape me at the moment. Steve from Value Gear turned me onto a brand he uses...I can try and track down the name!
As for working with Milliput, it responds extremely well to water. Aslo, if you take each part before mixing and roll them into two long smaller round pieces, then twist them together first, the mixing is a bit easier. Also...baking powder and/or flour can be used so it does not stick to your working surfaces. Glass tubes, not unlike a guitar slide, small old bottle or whatnot, work excellent for rolling out to make the product flat. Just dust the top of the Milliput with some flour first and it will not stick to the roller.
Are you trying to make small specific parts or tarps and/or sculpting figures? Sculpey makes some great stuff, but you need to bake it shortly in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes...but you can crave it and snad it after the fact if you want.
Post by panzerjager2 on May 9, 2017 13:46:03 GMT -5
T, Thanks for that input....I'll give those points a try..... I mostly am trying to do tarps and rolls.... Anyone h=who has worked in a scale larger that 1/35th knows that the TP and white glue doesn't translate to larger scales. PJ2
PJ, you might try some paper towels from inexpensive restaurants. They come in folded or roll mode, with no embossing. I have used them on 1/12th scale models to simulate shop rags, fender covers, etc. HTH, Joel.