I'm even thinking as there's a bodyshop/spray garage opposite my work is it cheating to get them to blow the top coat for me... Will try myself first and if I can't get it good I'll have a cheeky chat.
Still have to fill the old scribed door lines before priming & painting the body work but I stippled the engine red & have added the satin black parts, satin blacked the under side of the chassis & today will get some of the silver/steel painted. having to make the read door handles as obviously the kit only comes with 2 so some clever knife work on the silver sprue required I think!
Ok so made my first real "error" probably too much glue but it just wouldn't set. Only solution was leave parts seperate to dry and sand back/touch up. Will try to upload some photos but still not braved the filling of the old door seams yet.. is Vallejo white the nicest one to sand back?
I've used flocking before, I paint the floor area with some Humbrol black enamel paint.Then with the flocking in a tea strainer gently tap the side of the tea strainer over the painted area, it works for me as the Humbrol paint dries slowly giving you more time to cover the area. I also use Squadron green filler but I mix in some Cellulose thinner makes it a little easier to use.
As an idea for the rear parcel shelf try some of this.
As for using car body filler on you'r build i tend only to use it if i have a large area to cover or extend wheel arches as with my E-Type Jag, the only drawback with this is it takes a lot of time to get it smooth & all that sanding can remove more plastic then you want.
Hope you don't mind the photo, both front bonnet & rear arches are body filler.
Lovely picture!! Gonna brave the filler at the weekend then hopefully it's just assembly and body paint.... Really want to try something requiring a new skill on the inside so a bit of flocking might even make an appearance! :eek: