As I have mentioned before, one of the small issues with this kit is the gap on the outer face of the rear wheels, that needs to be filled. There are many ways to do this, I guess almost every modeler may have his favorite one…
One trick I have learned from my friend is following method: Fill the gap with Mr. Surfacer or similar product – I am using mix of Tamiya putty (the grey one) with Tamiya extra thin cement. You may need to apply multiple layers to build enough volume to fill the gap. Of course you will end up with something as you can see on the first photo.
Now let the putty sit for about 15 minutes. Afterwards take a Q-tip and dip it into Alcohol or Lacquer thinner and rub the surface to remove the excess putty around the gap. I usually dab the Q-tip on a piece of kitchen napkin to remove excess alcohol/thinner, so that is not flooding the surface. After a while you should achieve something as you can see on the other photo:
One problem in this case is that the gap is actually on a raised edge, so I wasn’t able to remove the gap completely, but at least it’s not as visible as before.
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