Yeah, any lacquer-based putty needs to go on very thin, because lacquer. I find it excellent. They're apparently both the same formula, just colored differently.Hey, has Squadron Green gotten better? I recall back in the old days it was common to thin it a little with Testor's Liquid cement. It tended to surface set pretty fast. Of course back then I probably applied it too thick for what I was doing. It did tend to dry out in the tube. So is it better?
MEK -- methyl ethyl ketone? [yep -- just read up on it. when my current stocks run out, I'm going to be replacing a few things with cheaper same things. ]Just plain old MEK + styrene sprue cut into 1/4" - 3/8" lengths.
Pour MEK into clean glass jar, add sprue bits to fill, place lid on and tighten.
Shake well. Let set overnight. Open and stir into putty. Add more glue or sprue to thin or thicken to desired consistency.
Disclaimer: For adults only. Use adequate ventilation and proper filtering apparatus when using MEK. Exposure may cause cancer in California. In other states, the probable outcomes may vary.
I've been using this successfully for many years. I will also use bondo, spot putty, Squadron putty, and epoxy putty depending upon material, size and subject matter. For styrene, this is my go-to source - and it's cheap.
Okay, break's over. Back to the Enterprise, having taken a pause to paint Scotty's face and hands. Love the Archer eye decals!
Not sure why the highlighting in the hair isn't reading in the photos, but it's there.