Wissam's Christmas Modelling Marathon

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Oh! I didn't think it would work well going over the gloss
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Wissam24 wrote:Oh! I didn't think it would work well going over the gloss


Build - paint - gloss - decals - matt. Personally I weather after that, because it gives the weathering that slightly different finish (even more matt usually for things like exhaust and dirt, though fuel/oil stains more shiny) rather than it all being blended into the paint finish. Everybody will have their own routine that works for them though.

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Agree with FarnboroJohn, although I also add another gloss coat after the decals to settle any silvering of the decal edges. I have had problems with Matt making the decals look silvery when applied directly onto the decals, not all the time but I do the extra Gloss coat regularly these days to avoid trouble.

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*Some* painting should also be done during the build phase.
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:*Some* painting should also be done during the build phase.


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Quick update. The black step area was prayed over a coat of matt varnish which has given a great texture
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Right, I finished the Su-7. A lot went wrong here. Essentially the underside is ruined - I used all the wrong technieus and materials for panel lining it and it's just ruined. However, I switched Alclad Klear Cote and Tamiya enamel panel line accent and the top came out much better ie not a scraped off mess. I'm not totally satisfied with this model. The metal effect needs work on future models and to be honest it looks just more...grimy and dirty than weathered grimy and dirty. Oh well. And yes, I know the pitot tube is on at a weird angle :p

Next up is Su-9 in some kind of camouflage with UN markings

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