A well prepared surface is key for an on-spot finish. Efforts being put in eliminating imperfections and in preparing the surface for priming and painting will undoubtedly pay off at the final result. The aircraft modelers (ACM in the following) in particular would be well advised to equip themselfes with the right tools to make the process as thorough and perfect as possible.

ACMs are also often confronted with surface detail which might get lost during the assembly process. Again tools are key here to keep the amount of time put into recreating the lost details as low as possible. I´m just saying "riveting" and you know what I´m talking about.

This section of our shop is dedicated to provide you with stress-tested and carefully selected materials, enabling you to equip yourself with the just the right item, saving you time, hassle, money and disappointments during a "try and error process."

I personally guarantee you that all items being shown in this section work as per description. Please take a second and check out the PRODUCTS IN DETAIL section for more comments and analysis. Enjoy your stay at our pages.
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Just some thoughts

The model of a Ho 229 is a perfect example on how surface preparation is key for the tasks ahead. On this model in the 72nd scale, I engraved the vast majority of the visible panel lines. This task required a constant cleaning of the newly applied lines. Wet sanding with fine sanding tools bacame a standard task on all sides of the wings. This was key to having clean panel lines which are able to accommodate the wood grain decals as well as a subsequently applied pin wash with oil paints.
Of course the bare metal effects also required some proper preparation. Most of the metal paints I´m using (ALC, MRP, GNZ) are very thin, so any lil imperfection will be showing through. You just need some cool prepping tools and you´ll master this stage like a boss. Easy peasy.

Many people think like "Ouh, this is rocket science. I dont want to get involved in that." Well, I think it is merely about doing the right and very simple thing at just the right time. Having your model ready for being painted is a major step during the entire build. It can be very satisfying and enjoyable. Especially while knowing that you´re perfectly prepared for the next chapter of the intellectual adventure of building a scale model. These products are here to help you and make your project as enjoyable as possible.

"Tales of Wisdom" High Shine Sanding & Polishing kit

18 pieces in total, from sanding to polishing purposes

10 sheets of sanding paper (coarse to microfine)
4 pads of sanding pads (for round objects such as fuselages)
1 Double Grit Polishing Stick
1 Triple Grit Polishing Ptick
1 Multi Grit Sanding Triangle
1 Foam Block

Tales of wisdom series 500HSK
16,90 €
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"Tales of Wisdom" SANDING BLOCK KIT

Design your custom tool using these flexible but yet stabile sanding sponges. Four Blocks 2.6 x 3.9 inches, 7cm x 9cm
ROUGH (P100)
COARSE (P120)
MEDIUM (P180)
FINE (P220)

Tales of wisdom series 500HSK
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THE CLOSER "SMOOTH-SHINE"

2-grit Polishing Concavoid for round objects such as fusleages, weaponry and all other kinds of cylindric objects with glue joints. Suitable for resin and plastic from SMOOTH (Satin) to POLISH. Rinse with water or (very) mild thinner after use.

2-grit Polishing Concavoid
4,20 €
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Tri Grit Sanding Triangle "Remove-Smooth-Shine".

3-sided buffing triangle. "Remove-Smooth-Shine". Excellent for buffing leading edges on aircraft wings. It´s also brilliant for repairing paint imperfections such as lints captured in paint and small bubbles captured in layers of primers. May be used dry and wet. We recommend using it in combination with water for prolonged lifetime.

TGST01 Sanding triangle "Remove-Smooth-Shine".
2,90 €
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5x HIGHSHINER Polishing Stick set "SMOOTH-SHINE"

A set of 5x 2-sided buffing stick. "Smooth-Shine". Excellent for buffing leading edges on aircraft wings as well as round objects of any kind. It´s also brilliant for repairing paint imperfections such as lints captured in paint and small bubbles captured in layers of primers. May be used dry and wet. We recommend using it in combination with water for prolonged lifetime.

HIGHSHINER "Remove-Smooth-Shine"Stick set of 5
6,90 €
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5x Tri Grit Polishing Stick "Remove-Smooth-Shine"

A set of 5x 3-grit buffing stick. "Remove-Smooth-Shine". Excellent for buffing leading edges on aircraft wings. It´s also brilliant for repairing paint imperfections such as lints captured in paint and small bubbles captured in layers of primers. May be used dry and wet. We recommend using the "Remove" -section (Black) in combination with water for prolonged lifetime.

5x set Tri Grit Polishing Stick "Remove-Smooth-Shine"
6,90 €
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