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Need help using Squadron Putty please!
dommy20
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 03:35 PM UTC
Okay, i've been building models from about 20yrs, and i'll be darned if i STILL can't get the hang of filling and sanding with Squadron putty! Right now i'm working on the Revell 1/48th Do 217, and i'm trying to fill the seam on the fusalage. I lay on the squadron putty, even trying to push it down into the small seam with the x-acto blade. i let it dry, then start sanding. And darn it, i end up sanding off all the putty and the gap is still there!!!! I'm using the high grit testors wet/dry sand paper, although to be honest i'm not always using them wet.
Obviously i'm over sanding, but how do i avoid that? What are some methods that you guys use to get beautiful results, or is it just a "feel" thing?

thanks all,
Dominic
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 09:04 PM UTC
Hi Dominic, and welcome to the site. There's a great tutorial here on Aeroscale that should answer all of your questions and most likely a few that you haven't asked yet but will do in the near future.

Reading the Seams

I'm sure a few others will chime in here as well.

Cheers, D