Hi guys. Sorry for interrupting this thread but I felt that this was a rather reasonable thread to put these questions in as making a new thread for these related questions would just be a waste of space.
I'm completely new to this scale of model making and I am planning on buying the VF-25F. Prior to this I used to construct Warhammer models so all I really know is undercoat, next layer of coat, detail and decal. Just really basic stuff =S. Also, I asked around the local hobby stores on what to do about clear coating and what-not but I am still confused.
Please forgive my long and newbish questions.
1) At what stage do you construct the actual model? After painting and decal? In which order does painting and decal occur?
2) What is future coating, masking, skewering parts to prime and curing?
3) Is it necessary to paint the whole model again even though the plastic colour scheme is mostly correct? If I just decal, panel line, flat coat and clear coat it shouldn't that be enough?
4) Does sanding the sprue marks and then overcoating with a clear flat coat make them disappear or less noticeable?