Originally Posted by Slimpickens
Was referring to when you need to put two or more pieces together to get your width of toy you are making.
I got it now. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
The only time I use putty is if I am going for a smooth, glossy painted surface. I would most likely be using MDF for this.
I don't like putty on wood for two reasons. First, it will show through any transparent finish and looks like putty. Second, putty under paint makes a flat spot that looks much different than the surrounding wood grain.
When gluing up two or more pieces to form a body, I glue the pieces together before I cut them. If I do my job right, both parts will be identical. If I cut them well, only a bit of touch up sanding will be required.Usually, when I have a part that gets damaged in some way, I will throw it into the scrap bin and use it for kindling. It took me a long time to get to the point where I could throw things away. I have this mindset that makes me want to fix everything. However, experience has taught me that most of the time, it isn't worth the effort. On a recent build of BadBobs Custom Motors cars, I probably tossed out ten fenders.