Weatherman Posted November 5, 2022 Share Posted November 5, 2022 Hello friends. Recently I thought it was a good idea to obtain a modelling masking putty in order to replace the common white tack for masking purposes. I read some reviews, I asked two more friends, they suggested this stuff without doubt. When I received it, I was thrilled by its characteristics, it reminded me liquid latex gloves, haha! So I started with great joy masking my little 1/72 T-26 tank. As I was used in masking with white tack, I thought it would be not a problem to slowly mask the model, so I let the putty on the tank for a couple of days before I spray the colour. With great frustration I noticed that this stuff has the tendency to spread around within a few minutes (I know two days might have been too much) and to stick like a leech on the surfaces, it even leaked inside the tiny scribed lines of the model and as well under hatches and handles... Anyway, I tried a lot to remove it from angles and difficult surfaces and as far as I can remember, white tack does not have this behaviour. A friend of mine that uses it for years told me that he masks and afterwards, minutes later, starts painting. The question is, what happens if I paint after some minutes later but need to leave the putty for some hours or overnight, in order whether to dry or to repaint some lighter tones or generally anything... Would like to read your comments. Thanks in advance. Themis Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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