According to Wiki, "Oden (おでん) is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku and processed fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavoured dashi broth. " yum So a kind of hotpot, which is close.
cheeqi- warmed cans do work better for sure, I found that as well. Also I used to build up the primer coats very gradually allowing each coat to settle first.
SL, flat black chassis is where it's at. You're not going to be displaying them upside down now are you You can always pick out some detail with other black or metallic finishes.
Filmidget, looking really good!
I use 600-1200-1500 paper used wet then T-cut and polish. T cut seems to soften the paint a bit and it is very easy to go through to primer on edges and things. My paint jobs are far from perfect but look fine on the shelf and I'm not looking to win anything with them. Customs are also easer because a as rule there isn't much trim/badges to worry about.
Follow your dreams or you might as well be a vegetable.
Think I’m going to go straight to the T-Cut then. I did try some wet 1500-grade on an earlier coat but it still seemed to abrade it too much.
Couldn’t resist putting the freshly clear-coated R30 shell onto its chassis this morning and it looks OK from normal viewing distance, so that’ll do for me once its had a drop of T-Cut. Can’t wait to get grille, lights etc onto it and get it looking like a real car!
Cheeqi and Sav, just seen your comments. Top info on the Oden there!
I keep my spray cans in a cupboard next to the boiler so they’re always warm-ish.
Still trying different variations/techniques, but so far:
1) Remove flash/defects with knife/filler/P800 2) P1200 all over 3) Clean washing up liquid and thorough rinse in v. hot water 4) Few light-to-good coats of primer 5) P2000 all over 6) 2-3 mist coats of colour, 1 heavier/wet coat If not great finish ie latest project not shown, leave for a couple of days, then: 6a) Wet sand with P2000 or P2500 (I forget) 6b) 1 heavier/wet coat Leave for about a week, then: 7) Lots of polishing with Maguires 'Stage 3' (slow going but only rubbed through in one spot where I think I had gone a bit light with the top coat) 8) Finish with Tamiya model wax
EDIT: Thinking now, I think I wet sanded on worst orange-peel before polishing on the Supra.
I found T-cut too harsh, Scratch-X not as harsh as I expected, and the 'Stage 3' harsher than I thought it would be, but just right.
Mat, there’s a good thread on doing a vinyl roof on the SPC forum – basically masking tape, with a wide piece on the centre portion of the roof then a smaller piece each side on the roof edges and pillars (just as in real life).
Good to see some progress here with people’s projects and pleased to see Seth back into it again. You’ll be wanting that interior parts pack off me soon then eh?...
My own R30 Skyline and Fairlady Roadster projects have been progressing recently, especially now I’ve discovered the wonders of Micromesh sheets for polishing. My painting skills are weak so at the moment I’m reliant on a bit of rectification work, but I’ve learnt a bit from these two projects.
This is where the Fairlady’s at, polishing still to be done at this stage: