Terrain Putty is a two part resin marketed by Kraftmark as a terrain builder’s solution. The product is light weight and produces a dough like putty when mixed. Combining the resin and hardener is a messy job, frequently getting putty all over one’s fingers. The resin half is a bit “lumpy” and requires careful attention for a smoothly mix. The baking analogy continues with the combined product as the putty feels and acts in the fashion of a sugar cookie dough. The putty pushes and shapes very well, but has limited ability to pull or stretch. Water functions as a tool lubricant & smoothing agent. While working time is advertised as 2 hours, I had no opportunity to work the putty past 90 minutes.
Sculpting: Terrain Putty did a fine job of taking and holding sculpted detail. The putty is very receptive to finger shaping and able to hold a respectable edge with little work. Care needs to be taken with the uncured putty, as it has little strength. Only after 24-48 hours does Terrain Putty develop its full durability.
Patching: As a gap filling product for a resin kit, Terrain Putty does poorly. The lack of elasticity in the putty makes working a “sausage” into a gap a bit of a chore.
Molding: Terrain Putty does take a texture stamp with some success, although the putty does leave residue on the stamp. The putty can also be used as a casting material in an RTV mold (such as the Hirst Arts molds). Terrain Putty is adequate at taking detail & could be used as a substitute for a limited number of pieces if casting resin is not available.
Over all I rate the product a B. The ultra small grain of the epoxy holds detail and takes compression molding very well. Finally, the price does seem a bit high when compared with other product s on the market.
Project photos: Terrain Putty on the gaming table.