OK, so does this distort the area around the guard much or do the relief cuts prevent/reduce that? Going to be lots to learn here!!!
The relief cuts take pressure off the whole guard, i can stretch the lower section out a large amount, due to it being long and slim, and a long cut helps it to stretch gradually, it runs from the back of the door, right through to the rear guard. The upper section, not so much, but i don't want to pump it too much, as i want it to blend into what i have done below it, and not look like a box section. The cuts open up, which helps it to conform to the new shape, and they just need filling to give it a whole new look.
Sounds simple, but it's a long way from it mate, i have buggered up a couple of 1/25 scale bodies over the years.... but you don't get to see those ones
Here is the UGLY side of customization.... the bits i don't usually bother you all with. Filling in those gaps with plastic and CA super glue, this way, i need bugger all filler, which means less chance of sink back after paint.
Cheers guys, this pic, not so exciting, but it shows what can be done with a little patience, and all the plastic filling i did, this rear quarter is as smooth as a lady's butt cheek, it has a slight film of filler, and that is it . 3 more to go.
mustang1989: I've been trying to add photos to my thread and can't access a single one. Just contacted imageshack about the problem. Will see what they say.
Mar 23, 2020 14:56:06 GMT -7
stitchdup: I'm in isolation for 12 weeks due to this nasty virus going around. I took 4 kits with me, paint glue pretty much everything except tools. hopeing to pop in to my flat to collect them later
Mar 26, 2020 7:04:58 GMT -7
Deano: I hope everyone is staying safe from this virus. My model building side says I could do with some time in isolation but my bank account says no I don't! Take care people!!
Mar 27, 2020 11:52:12 GMT -7
stitchdup: You too mate, this is some nasty stuff going about. I'm actually missing work already and sick of being inside
Mar 27, 2020 11:58:19 GMT -7