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how do you do tile zimmerit w/ putty?

January 27 2007 at 11:45 PM
Perry Lockhart  (Login PerryLockhart)
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what tool(s) do I use? Do I need to buy a dye?


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Gavin Ashard
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Re: how do you do tile zimmerit w/ putty?

January 28 2007, 12:49 AM 

Here is the weblink to MIG Productions Zimmeret Tool...hope this is what your looking for? Just copy and paste mate...


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Robert Lockie
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Buy a die? Great God no

January 29 2007, 11:02 AM 

If you mean the type seen on Panthers and some StuG IIIs, you can just score the surface while the stuff is drying. Alternatively, David Parker suggested using a home-made stamp of a sheet of styrene (I use the Evergreen planked stuff) with lengths of plastic rod cemented into the grooves to form raised lines. Push this into the epoxy putty with the lines aligned horizontally or vertically before it sets, then rotate 90 degrees and repeat for the other direction.

If you want to depict the waffle pattern, it is a few minutes' work to cut grooves in a spare chunk of resin sprue or you can fabricate your own with small squares of styrene strip on a larger piece. Obviously the styrene version only works on non-solvent putty!

I have nothing against manufacturers producing tools for the modeller but there is no reason not to make your own for this sort of thing, if for no other reasons than that it is more satisfying, cheaper and you can control the spacing to match your original subject.

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January 29 2007, 12:15 PM 

You can make your own stamps the size you need. I have used some pre-done metal zimmerit stamps, and they were tiny with goofy little handles. Make them yourself! And for waffle pattern you can make a stamp that will, say, do four squares at once rather than just one!

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Perry Lockhart
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thanks Robert!

January 30 2007, 1:12 AM 

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