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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"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.

"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.

"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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