Start sanding using a low grit sanding instrument about 60-100 grit; Sand with medium grit about 150-250 grit; Sand with high grit about 300-400 grit It's a learning curve after all. Very frustrating which is why I shelved this model last year. Sandpaper helps you create smooth, even surfaces ready for decorating. $9.99$9.99. Kilkrazy. In re fillers, I like Tamiya or Bondo but Squadron green or white should work fine; super glue also works but is harder than the plastic when it cures and takes more effort for me. Do coarse removal with this, then go to sanding or filing. Squadron # squ30502. These sanding sticks are 2 sided with 8 different grades available from 220 all the way to 4000 girts. Like Bick, I don't usually go coarser than 320 grit, and for most builds, there's no need to go beyond 600 grit--unless you're polishing up to do a natural metal finish. 99 The Tamiya Sanding Sponge Sheet 2000 Grit from the craft tools range provides a superb quality flexible sanding sheet. Sandpaper isn’t made of sand, of course, but rather it consists of fine particles from either natural or synthetic sources. The particles (also known as grains or grit) are sifted through screens and sorted by size before being bonded with adhesive to a paper, sponge, or cloth-type backing to create an abrasive material that’s handy in a number of do-it-yourself situations. I've been using Zap-a-Gap gap filling CA instead of liquid or tube glues for several years, and used to let it dry overnight. Welcome to the MegaHobby.com tools and supplies page. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Static Models; Plastic Model Kits. Because plastic scratches easily, coarse sandpaper grits aren't recommended. I seldom use finer than the 320 grit until I am into priming surface. The range covers most tasks that involve sanding and shaping. Detail-Master # dtm9000. 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