Tamiya Honda Fit plastic model build video part 4
The first segment is from February, then fast forward to this past weekend in April. I didn't have time to work on models from mid-February through all of March, until finally this past weekend. I ran out of Tamiya Racing Blue paint, so I'll have to go buy some more. Stay tuned!
Tamiya Honda Fit plastic model build video part 2
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Tamiya Honda Fit plastic model build video part 5
I wasn't happy with the color of the first coat of paint. So, I wet sand the Fit's body to smooth it out and prepare it for a second coat of paint. Lesson learned: I should have been wetting the sandpaper more often, though. Later, I heated up my can of Tamiya Racing Blue in warm water and applied a second coat of paint. Now it has a rich, deep, metallic blue color. I'm very satisfied with the result!
Tamiya Honda Fit plastic model build video part 6
Here I use the Zippo lighter fluid technique to fill in the panel lines. I tried a few new methods, but in the end I saw that the way I've always been doing it is better. 1. The Tamiya swabs are cool and pointy, but they're hard, so there's not much absorption. Regular Q-Tip swabs are better. 2. It's better to use a smaller paint well to mix the Zippo and enamel. This is what I've always done, but I didn't this time. As a result, the mixture got clumpy rather quickly.