Putty Basic Type

This is a tube of Basic Type Tamiya Putty.

Tamiya Putty Basic Type Plastic Model Putty #87053
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  • Tamiya Product Number: 87053
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"good putty, will shrink"
I use this putty when filling gaps. Its pretty strong once it has time to cure and that depends on how much you use. I always let it sit over night before messing with it. I have had large gaps shrink quite a bit requiring reapplication and set time. Use a good primer and coat it more than once to get a good finish. TIP: I use q-tips dipped in lacquer thinner to smooth out the edges of the a area to reduce sanding.

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  • Designed for use in repairing and modifying plastic models.
  • May also be used for repairing and covering surface of metal an wooden models.
  • May be diluted with Tamiya Lacquer thinner before curing.


  • Tamiya Product Number: 87053


1.12oz (32g) Tube of Basic Type Tamiya Putty

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"Tamyia putty review"
Like most modelers, I used Squadron Green putty for years, sadly, it is no longer available. I tried the Tamyia Basic type putty and Testors Putty. Both are equal to Squadron putty: both fill well, both sand well. The only differences I see are the containers. For the Tamyia putty, an applicator tool is essential. The cap is a large diameter and short. The Testors is in the old familiar tube which makes application easier in small areas. The applicator tool is still usable, but may not be always needed for Testors. Do not use either putty as a nose weight because it tends to soften the plastic and may ruin your model. Both will accept paint equally.

Have tried the testers with poor results. Tried some of this it worked great for me. Easy to apply and sand, paint lays right over it without a problem.

"Dries fast, a little difficult to apply"
I've tried both the Tamiya and the Testors putty and personally I find the Testor's one to be better. This putty dries really quickly on the outside, so if you don't move fast enough the outside of the putty dries and hardens while the inside is still soft and liquid-like. This makes it messier and harder to apply, in my opinion. The Testor's one dries uniformly and is easier to work with in my experience.

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