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Bought R33 Skyline kit-need painting tips


Jimster
12-04-2001, 02:38 PM
I have just bought an R33 Skyline GTR kit and am for the first time actually going to paint it, anyway I was just wondering if you guys could give tips on painting, or at least link me to a thread which does just this.

primera man
12-04-2001, 02:53 PM
Sand all the molding lines off the body. Finish off with 1200grit paper

Prime the body with 2-3 coats of Tamiya Primer. Leave for 5-6 days

Then paint the body with 1 light coat of finish

A second about 10 minutes later

A third about another 10 minutes later for the last and final coat.



Leave for 7-10 days to harden up the paint

Polish and wax it.

Jimster
12-05-2001, 12:25 AM
What is the moulding layer????? and what is primer????? Other wise that is allright

ales
12-05-2001, 02:09 AM
Mould lines: lines left during the process of moulding the body of the model. These are the lines that need not be there...

Primer: usu. a can of paint=like substance, which is used on the plastic before paint is applied. It adheres to plastic really well, thus helping the "main" paint layers stay on the car. Using primer also helps to get rid of slight imperfections...

Good luck

Guiddy
12-05-2001, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by Jimmy_11_cars
I have just bought an R33 Skyline GTR kit and am for the first time actually going to paint it, anyway I was just wondering if you guys could give tips on painting, or at least link me to a thread which does just this.

Do a search for a thread called 'Subaru WRX' posted by myeslf, everything you need to know is there...

primera man
12-05-2001, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by Jimmy_11_cars
What is the moulding layer????? and what is primer????? Other wise that is allright

Most mold lines are on the tops of the guards and through the lights and onto the bumpers

Jimster
12-05-2001, 11:33 PM
What color is the body before hand????

primera man
12-06-2001, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by Jimmy_11_cars
What color is the body before hand????

I'm not sure what you mean??

ales
12-06-2001, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by Jimmy_11_cars
What color is the body before hand????

Why don't you open the box and see? :)

Jimster
12-06-2001, 04:40 AM
Because it doesn't get here until next Wednesday ales.....

Jimster
12-06-2001, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by primera man


I'm not sure what you mean??

The color of the body when it is in the box

kris
12-06-2001, 04:48 AM
Originally posted by Jimmy_11_cars


The color of the body when it is in the box

usually grey or white. Sometimes even black. It really all depends.

ales
12-06-2001, 05:10 AM
the Tamiya Castrol Primera that I *just* received from a guy in Germany is green metallic! Too bad I don't need it like that :(

primera man
12-06-2001, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by Jimmy_11_cars
Because it doesn't get here until next Wednesday ales.....

Now i get the picture !!!!

Most race cars they try and mold the car as close as possible to the real colour.
On street cars they mostly mold them in white so you can pick your own colour.

G-Forces
12-06-2001, 07:38 AM
If it's the Tamiya R33 then the body is white and the other parts are grey and white.

Jimster
12-07-2001, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by G-Forces
If it's the Tamiya R33 then the body is white and the other parts are grey and white.

Thanks:p

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