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    noob qn on removing stubs

    Post by xXauroraXx on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 10:46 pm

    hi pardon me for my noobness, never tried sanding away stubs.
    just tried and instead of becoming nicer the colour fades and the surface looks worn out n rough any way to salvage... I m using the sand paper 400 n 600 bought from the shop...
    any1 pls help me ... thks in advance
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    Re: noob qn on removing stubs

    Post by sliver on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 10:51 pm

    hi there,

    600 grit is still very rough, definitely will leave scratches. try to sand using 400 (for rough nubs), followed by 800 followed by 1200, if you can go up to higher grit number it will reduce the scratchmarks even more Smile. most hobby shops sells sandpaper of finer grit.
    there are fine sanding sponges available too, perhaps u wan to try them?



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    Post by xXauroraXx on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 11:29 pm

    thks silver for ur advice... wher do they sell the sponge which were saying... any specific brand or can I use my wife's nails sponge... and is it hard to do it? any tips or refences...
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    Re: noob qn on removing stubs

    Post by sliver on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 11:37 pm

    you can buy sanding sponge from hobby shops such as mws, hag/haw etc.

    one quick ref for removal of nubmark can be found here
    Credits to ghostofzeon for sharing the tutorial online.

    hope it helps


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    Re: noob qn on removing stubs

    Post by epsilondelta24 on Tue 06 Nov 2012, 1:45 am

    depending on the quality of the result you are striving for, there are several methods.

    if you don't want to sand, try this : http://gunpla-inochi.com/tools/

    if you want the best result, sand -> primer -> paint. for some cases, the pressure mark left after cutting the part from the runner will not disappear completely even after trimming and sanding, so this might be the only solution if you want the best result.

    that said, sometimes people are too lazy to sand and paint everything, so they simply trim the nubs, and cover the visible ones with paint/gundam marker of similar color. (might not conceal it perfectly, but most of the time good enough to make them not obvious, especially after topcoat).

    hope that helps. Smile
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    Re: noob qn on removing stubs

    Post by xXauroraXx on Tue 06 Nov 2012, 2:03 pm

    very nice tutorial thanks!!

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