Started working on a $20 MSD MK III Valentine X kit. It was missing a whole sprue so decided to 3D print the missing parts as I go. Hence giving pearls to the pig. A typical MSD kit with the horrible fit, lots of flash, and very confusing instructions. This is turning out to be as stressful as 3D CAD work.
The 3D printed wheels and spring suspensions added. Notice all that putty to mask the ugly sink marks.
Now onto the upper hull:
This is going to be another year-long project - only working on it when I need a time out from 3D print work…
Thanks for looking.
You could just chuck this and go Tamiya…
Nah. I’m gonna finish this challenge. I have both Bronco and Tamiya kits - will save them for later or selling them. Haha
With @SableLiger’s recommendation, I’ve bought and tried Mr. Hobby’s Dissolved putty on my MSD Valentine kit, and I like it (except for the toxic smell/fume being a lacquer based chemical). The viscosity was good, easy to apply, and dries quick. I have been using the water-based magic sculpt as gap fillers but this product certainly has some advantages in terms of a time saver.
After (was dry and hard after only about 10 mins)
Yeah! Mr. Dissolved Putty is a stinker and itr is recommended to use a face mask and in a well-ventilated area. I dropped a couple steel balls in it to mix it and opened the lid for about 5 seconds and it nearly knocked me on my butt.
Glad it worked out for you. I recently picked up all three bottles of Mr. Surfacer liquid primer (500,1000 and 1200) and will do a lot of testing on them for texturing hull castings.
Mr. Surfacer 1000.