Weld Lines

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Postby dougan1963 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:48 pm

How do you guys do your weld lines? Is there a easy way for a novice to do them?
It will be on the Tamiya Tiger 1

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:47 pm

We all have different ways of doing it, personally I tend to use Vallejo putty as it is quite wet as far as filler goes but comes in a tube with a precision nozzle so can in effect be drawn on then when dry I sand and cut marks into it untill I like how it looks. But that works well with the rough weld on Russian tanks, perhaps not so with the precise German weld

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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:01 pm

Thats why i build german tanks , i use the 2 foot rule as i bet you can't see most of the german weld lines from 32 feet away in the real world. :haha:

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Postby maxmekker » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:08 pm

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Postby dougan1963 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:52 pm

Thanks, very informative.
Any idea what the liquid is he paints on?

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Postby LordPanzer » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:15 pm

I used Tamiya 2 part epoxy putty. Before applying I scribed out the weld seams on the model. Filled in with the putty and used the back side of a hobby knife and a toothpick to give it the texture. I've seen people use different objects to create the pattern but for me I was happy with just a hobby knife and a toothpick. It takes some time to dry so you have time to work with it to create the look your happy with.

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Postby dougan1963 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:40 pm

LordPanzer wrote:I used Tamiya 2 part epoxy putty. Before applying I scribed out the weld seams on the model. Filled in with the putty and used the back side of a hobby knife and a toothpick to give it the texture. I've seen people use different objects to create the pattern but for me I was happy with just a hobby knife and a toothpick. It takes some time to dry so you have time to work with it to create the look your happy with.

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Thanks for the info!

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Postby maxmekker » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:12 pm

dougan1963 wrote:Thanks, very informative.
Any idea what the liquid is he paints on?


I just used water to make it stick better

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