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Seam Line Removal, 101

And here is the final product :
1.) Method 1 - The glue and sand technique.
2.) Method 2 - The Shaving technique.
3.) Method 3 - The Putty technique.

When you prime your kit, go over all seams again as a lot of the time, seams can seem to be invisible and can't be felt but as soon as primer is added, the bits missed will show up clearly.

If you find that there are still seams after all that, use the Putty technique to fill them again. Sand it back, re-prime and check again. If there is still a seam, repeat again until it has gone completely.

Remember to check carefully, there is nothing worse than finding a seam (and it's usually the one most visible too) right at the end of painting the piece and having to start again!

Edtors Note: This article has been reprinted from Scotts personal website, which can be seen here...
In the coming weeks we will be sharing more SBS tutorials in this "101 Beginners Series", Keep Modeling! Ed.

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Good stuff for a 101 series. Nice and clean and direct, well done (and good website, "Ghost")
APR 28, 2008 - 12:28 AM
Excellent article and photos! You made the process very clear and easy to follow!
APR 28, 2008 - 10:57 AM
Very nicely done, and good for hobby re-turnees or newbies. Bookmarked and looking forward to more! Thanks for posting, cheers
APR 28, 2008 - 01:42 PM