For that extra detail, use this Scriber Tool to cut out doors and trunks and also enhace the door lines and other areas where paint fills a line.
This is a simple tool, but used incorrectly, it can ruin your model and you'll spend additional time repairing or replacing parts.
For complete instructions, see the 'How-To Use the Scriber' booklet by Bare Metal Foil. It even describes how to repair gaps too wide.
Here are a few pointers:
- Keep the tool perpendicular to the panel you are scribing. If you are off, it will gouge the sides of the body and make the gap look excessively wide.
- Work slowly and be aware of how you are holding the tool. This is especially important when using the Bare-Metal® Scriber to open doors or trunk.
- Paint adds thickness too. If the gap between door/trunk and the body isn't wide enough, once the model is painted, the part may not fit in the opening. Even if it does, there may not be enough clearance and opening the part will cause the paint to chip! The width of the gap between door/trunk and the body is critical, and should be considered before even primer is applied to the model.
- Worked correctly, the gap created by the Bare-Metal® Scriber is just about perfect once the paint is on the model.
One metal scriber tool, by Bare Metal Foil