i might have to swap a few bits out here n there to get it the way i want but hey, if i didnt kitbash then where would i be? lol
now i originally built this kit about 20 years ago, i am surprised at the very minimal amount of mold lines and flash considering the age of the kit tooling.
main body parts i am gonna get prepped ( yes i am doing a build with no body mods!!!)
i marked the mold lines with a red marker to make them easier to see, they just have to be knocked down a bit and smoothed so they dont become a problem area for paint later
same on rear quarters
a little light sanding is all it takes to clean those up. there was also a slight bit of a mold line at the bottom of the B pillars
all prepped .....
but..... i dont like the separate front panel section sticking out like a sore thumb on the finished kit so i am gonna quickly mold it into the rest of the body. a quick touch of tamiya's extra thin cement ( i am starting to use this as my go to cement, easy to work with and bonds nicely
set the nose section in place and just touch the brush to the seam, cappilary action draws the cement into the seam
after about 3 seconds ( when the plastic melts at the edges ) you hold light pressure for another 3 seconds and the bonding is complete
now i have to do a bit of shopping for some home stuff, cya a bit later today with another quick update