In preparation for the color coats, The Crow's base coats of nitro clear must be sanded. This is what I call leveling, because the object of the exercise is to provide a flat foundation for all that comes after.
This is extra important on this build because I'm using an unusual color coat which won't support being top-coated with clear. To give The Crow a singular appearance, I'm replicating the 1930s frosted Duco finish. A lot of mystery surrounds this finish, and it isn't available any longer so it must be mixed up from scratch. Also, I'm doing it in black to mimic the appearance of crow feathers. I'm confident that it can be done, but for now it's time to prep.