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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"Better than Squadron"
skydog (Arizona)
I used to swear by Squadron green putty - until the last tube I bought, and I couldn't get rid of the pinholes, even after several applications! After buying a tube of this stuff, no more pinhole problems, finer grain, sticks well to plastic, wet sands easily (I never dry-sand on plastic). Caution: Will probably mar the plastic finish if you get it where you don't want it, but that's what makes it stick so well.

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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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"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.

"Well worth the money."
Scot t. (Tenn)
Great all around filler. Dries fast and sands easily. Only complaint is that it will shrink when filling larger areas so two coats may be necessary. But all in all good stuff. One tube last forever.

"Does what it says"
This is a basic gray putty that fills well and stays in place. This dries fast, and any excess can be easily cut away with a hobby knife. It sands pretty well, but only if it has dried. If you try to sand it before it dries completely it will make a mess. This should be used with putty application tools to get the best results. A tube of this is not small, and should last through many models.

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