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Old 02-20-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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Fujimi Rx-7 from initial d FC3s

Hey guys,
i am still new at modeling so just wanted some pointers.
Recently bought an initial d model of thr Rx-7 FC.
I was wondering if anyone could help me since or ever did the same model i am currently trying to make. Um.. hehe. What should i first start with when doing model? I wanna do the body first, but i read on the forums they like use sand paper and sand the body? And tamiya rubbing compound and such. Then they do primer and all that stuff. BUt anyhoo my question is how do you get the lines in the model back? if you sand it. As well should i glue my body exterior parts together first dunno little confused.
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:22 PM   #2
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I usually use the back edgeof a hobby knife to get the panel lines back in, just like when removing hoods and such. I've never tried this, but I bet it would be easier if you take a pen and draw the line(s) first to help you scribe a good line with the knife. Don't try to get the line to it's original thickness on the first time, just gradually do it. If you mess up, fill it with putty and try again.

As for exterior parts, yes, glue them first. No matter how skilled you are, it's likely that every thing won't go on together perfectly. Besides, glue would mess up the paint if you painted it first. A coat of primer might be okay before gluing, but you'll probably have to reprime anyway.

I hope this helps. Post some progress pics of your model. I have the Initial D FC3S kit, too, so I really want to see how yours come out. Good luck!
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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Aighty thanks for the help will do
i'll post some pics as i get on my way.
Currently testing on the stated techniques on a FD3s Initial D model hehe
cuz i messed it up..=*(
it will be my test subject before i get going on the FC3s
but i'll keep u informed thanks for the info.
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