Amt/Ertl 95' Mitsubishi Eclipse (The fast and the furious)
Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:27 AM
I just signed up here, and Id like to say you guys have an amazing forum here.
I just got back into models here in the past month.
So for this build I'm currently working on, i'm going to try to make it my best model to date.
Here's some pics of the model.
I just started doing body work today.
Heres pics of the body and hood.
Here's the steps I did for the body.
1. Removed any parts that need to be removed.
2. Sanded (lightly) with 220 grit under running water.
just over the major flaws and mold lines in the plastic.
3. Lightly sanded it with #0000 steel wool under water.
4. Washed it down with soap and water.
5. air dried it. And cleaned it with a microfiber cloth
6. Primed it with Tamiya white primer (2 coats) 3 for hood because it was needed.
7. Currently waiting to move forward with the color coat, which I will be using Tamiya light green ts-22
Also on the hood, it had molded hood pins on it. Which I lightly wet sanded off with 220 grit.
Because i will be using detail master hood pins.
If you look closely you can barely see the circle from them here.
Hood is also fully primed.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:06 PM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:18 PM
And I agree there are some very cool models.here.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:54 PM
The orange supra is a nice kit to pick up too
Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:06 AM
I've seen the supra its looks sweet. This model was hard to find, since there discontinued I believe.
Just a quick update.
I'm going to brush toothpaste on the primer, to make it nice and smooth for the color coat.
The smoother the better I'm told lol
Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:03 AM
I did the first two dust coats of the green this morning, I plan on doing one wet coat, and see how she looks.
After primer coat was given a day to fully dry, I brushed on toothpaste to allow for a nice smooth and somewhat shiny coat.
I then washed it with soap and water.
Air dried it, and then cleaned it with my microfiber cloth, then it was off to the paint stand.
note I allowed both cans to sit in warm water for at least 10 mins, it really did improve the paint flow, im also surprised at how well the paint sits. Tamiya has some great stuff.
Here's pics of paint, finished primer was, and the first dust coat.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:53 AM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:08 AM
Also I painted the hood green but I'm just going to polish and wax the hood with only having the first two dust coats. As I will be putting on a scale motor sports twill weave carbon fiber decal.
I know some people know how to do things.
But I figured for this model.
Or any future model that somebody likes the way I did. They can know exactly what I did, and so on
I will be finishing the body before I work on anything else. Because since I just got back into model cars I don't have all the paints that I need.
However I do have the right ones for the body, spoiler, and window trim.
More to come.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:34 AM
Can't wait to see more.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:09 AM
I can't wait to work on it more myself lol
Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:43 AM
I then polished it with turtle wax rubbing compound using a microfiber cloth and small circles throughout the car.
Then I used the same steps as above, but instead I waxed it with meguiar's cleaner wax.
The body looks amazing it turns the color into a more depth of a color. And looks sweet and shiny. I can't wait to put the decals on it.
Here's the result after the first wet coat.
Here's after polishing and waxing.
I also got into painting the spoiler for this car, I used testors metallic silver for the bracket and the wing. And then I used tamiya semi gloss black for the side wing parts.
I may install it later tonight
Edited by Byron5150, 19 October 2012 - 04:52 AM.
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