Well almost done with the sanding, now all I have left is some holes to fill. I will be using the Tamiya Epoxy Putty for the job:D Hopefully I can get a better result this time round!
For epoxy putties it comes in two sections. One of them is the hardener (Though I am not sure which one lol..)
To use the putty, you’ll have to mix the 2 parts in equal portions.
Mix and roll the 2 parts. Put a bit of water on the mat so that it won’t stick to the mat. Keep rolling and mixing till you get a uniform yellow color.
After rolling and mixing for about 5 mins, every thing evens out. Once you have a uniform color it is ready for use!
Filled up the holes in the legs. I cut small pieces of putty and squeezed them into the hollows with my art knife. Scrap of the excess and then reshaped with my finger dab with a bit of water.
Filled up the hollows on the head armor.
Wanted to extend the head armor to make it sharper. I sanded the area with 400 grit sandpaper. This will help to create a grip for the putty.
Extend with the putty. To get the shape, dab a bit of water on your fingers and shape it. I’ll be sanding the tips after it hardens.
My container to hold the water ^^. Good to have by your side.
For those who have never used putty before, there are some precautions to take note. Putty can cause irritation to skin, I wore a pain of gloves while doing this just to play safe. As a general ruling, epoxy putty takes about 6 hrs to dry and harden. Anytime before that you can use water to reshape. Will be sanding these parts tomorrow if time permits!
Till the next post!