Building my first car: Advices from a novice... to another. Based in the Nissan Skyline GT-R Calsonic

Tamiya #24184, 1/24 scale

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I’ve always been building military vehicles. My paint box is full of greens, grays, ochres and browns colors; and sand, gray and beige pigments. My shelf is full of Trumpeter, Tristar and Dragon boxes. Thank you, Verlinden for having launched the aftermarket industry for superdetailed kits for military vehicles. But however…sometimes I wish to build something different. Something glossy, with a lot of decals. Something fast.

It’s not my intention to teach to build cars. This note is simply an experiment to see how somebody who doesn’t use to build cars, does it I admit that what scares me most, is to get a smooth and gloss paint finish. I hope to reach a decent final result in the end!!


Choosing the model

The first step consists of choosing the model. There are a lot of cars I like, but not all of them are suited for beginners. After meditating, I thought that my ideal model should have the following features:

Single color body

Base color easy to paint (neither white, yellow nor black)

Good quality decals, easy to apply


Nearly no visible interiors (Not to mention convertible cars!!)

Without chromed details.

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