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Panzer Putty is a dilatant Silicon Putty. It changes its behaviour depending on the force applied. With low force you can easily shape it. A Panzer Putty ball would bounce like a rubber ball, it will splinter when hit with a hammer and breaks smooth when ripped apart. It is not oily or sticky and does not dry and is therefore an ideal tool to airbrush patterns on your models. And not only once but many times ...

http://www.arcaneminiatures.co.uk/miniatures-detail.asp?search_form=panzer&Go=Go&ID=36455

As recommended by Mig Jimenze and demonstrated here



Why use a Chinese copy when you can get the real deal here at such a low price,
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Amazon sell it for around £5 under the name of Science Putty.  Its also called Clever putty.  I don't think the tin is the same size as Panzer Putty as I haven't seen one up close, but the one I got off Amazon is about the size of a tin of shoe polish.
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Ian,

I don't disagree that Science Putty is cheaper, BUT it's definitely not Panzer Putty and as such was not specifically developed as a flexible airbrush masking media.

You pay your money and take your chances, blu tack is another obvious cheaper option that a lot of us have used as well
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I know what you mean Peter but I have used it and it works.  I think it is the same stuff.  

Have a look on wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silly_Putty

The reason I am saying it is because I work for the chemical company that first invented in the 1940's and the reason why its got different trade names is because the patent would have ran out by now even if they got an extension, as a patent in the chemical industry normally only lasts about 20 years.  Also have a look on youtube on Phil Flory's Vlog on the 5th May 2015 as he's using "Clever Putty".

I agree with "You pay your money....." but sometimes you add model to the name of something and the price goes up.  Also I find that white tack was better than blu tack as white tack doesn't leave an oily residue.

To end with, I have worked in the chemical industry for a fair few years now and every now and then you come across a little gem and here's one that I find useful all the time.  One day I was talking to one of the company chemists about making model display stands and attaching the model to the stand using CA glue and he told me to use Bicarb of Soda as an activator for CA glue.  I have used it on an Airfix 1/72 P-38 that I am building now. http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/172-lockheed-p38f-lightning-7389918?&trail=15

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Hi Ian,

Thanks for the update, appreciate your comments, really like your activator tip and definitely agree white tack is better than blue. They are all, after all products we can use as a flexible masking tool when airbrushing dependent on our budgets.

I too saw that Vlog and wondered, but then I've also seen Phil dilute Italeri acrylic paint with Tamiya X-20A thinners because he thought the chemical compositions where the same and spent a very long time removing the gunge from his airbrush.

From what I understood from watching the Mig video above, the Panzer Putty had additives to absorb and dissipate the pigments that we over spray onto the putty. Mig specifically stated that he did not sell or market the product, but used it because in his opinion was the best on the market. I went with that endorsement.

This is what led me to look for the best price, since it is indeed more expensive than Science/Clever Putty. This post represents a great price for this actual brand and I too like to count my pennies ... A few more, here and there and I'll be able to buy the new F.A.O. book on Aircraft 
http://ak-interactive.com/v2/?product=aircraft-scale-modelling-f-a-q
(If only I could find a deal on this).

Kind regards and enjoy your weekend,
Peter
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I know what you mean about the book.  I will keep a lookout and if I find one I will let you know.  If that fails when I win the lottery I will get you one but don't hold your breathe this could take along, along time[smile][smile] 

Here is another cheap and very safe tip especially if you have kids.  If you get enamel paint, gloss paint, acrylic paint or have been working on the car and get oil etc on your hands.  Pull a knob of margarine on your hands and work it in and in minutes it starts to lift the paint even if its dried on.  Then just use soap and warm water to wash it away.  The oil in the margarine help break down the oil in the paint.  I have used it for years and it works perfectly.

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Hi Ian,

Finally got home after a week working away in Birmingham to a number of parcels ... Panzer Putty amongst them and confirm that this tin is most definately larger than the described 'shoe polish' size of Clever Putty - Panzer Putty weighs in at 10cms!

Also took a brief and excited look at the First volume of AMMO's 'Encyclopedia Of Aircraft Modelling Techniques - Cockpits',
http://www.migjimenez.com/en/books/437-encyclopedia-of-aircraft-modelling-techniques-vol1-cockpits-.html

Just could not resist when it was offered to me by Mike Jolly (MJR Models) for £16 , added to my Eduard 'Good Evening Da Nang' Phantom which came in at a cracking price of £36.99 delivered

All the best mate,
Peter
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