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2000 GTR Skyline [FINISHED]

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  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, January 14, 2023 1:20 PM

Thanks guys!  Yes, it is a nice kit.  The machined parts and PE really add to the detail level.

 

I printed some plates to work with the PE parts that come in the kit.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, January 15, 2023 4:16 PM
Ready to mount the body to the chassis.  I had to tape the hood closed to keep it from getting damaged from flopping around.
The glass fits very well in this kit, especially the windshield and back light.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, January 16, 2023 1:57 PM

Finished:

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 16, 2023 5:33 PM

Turned out great Mark.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 10:55 AM

Awesome! Very detailed and I like the color.  Thanks for sharing Yes

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:30 PM

Thanks guys!  It is a nice kit, very recommendable if you like the subject.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 5:34 PM

Hey quick question if you don't mind? After you applied the Tamiya Accent Panel Line, what did you use to clean up the excess? I've seen you can use a Q-Tip lightly soaked in turpentine or lacquer thinner, but on some test pieces of mine it stripped the clear coat right off as well. Thanks!

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 7:46 PM

Glad to help.  Part of getting the Tamiya Accent Panel Line to work properly is allowing it to flow on its own into the lines.  Typically I only feed it into a couple spots.  So there are only a few places to clean up on the whole car.  

(I've seen others do tutorials and treat it like a wash, but then there's a lot to clean up.)

This car was not clear coated, it is just TS-34 lacquer. 

Using lacquer thinner to clean up will ruin the paint if it is lacquer, enamel, acrylic, or urethane.  

I prefer to use a wooden toothpick dipped into mineral spirits to lightly rub off any errant panel line color.  But that is after I've tried lightly polishing it off with a clean cloth and a tiny dab of mild polish.  Usually the latter does the trick on 90% of the spots.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Thursday, January 19, 2023 8:23 AM

Thanks for the info! I'll give that a try.

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