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Posted by AltTank on Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:17 AM

Hi everyone. 

New to the hobby and starting off with a question already. The attached is a picture of my recently completed sherman, this is only my fourth ever model so be gentle. Anyway I used decal solution on the model prior to applying the decal, however as a result you can see a destinctive glossy section where the solution was painted. even after weathering?

Any tips or suggestions to stop this happening in the future will be appreciated.

 

Sherman

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:51 PM

Howdy !

I havent had decal solution make a "Glossy" spot on a model. But I have had it cause the gloss to come off the paint once or twice.

Maybe hit the spot with a light spray of Dullcoat ?

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:59 PM

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:56 AM

Welcome aboard.

Afraid i can't see your pic at the moment, i am on a work computer which blocks a lot of stuff. Isthe paint you put the decal on gloss or flat. I have never hadthat issue, but then would be hardto notice when applying it to a gloss surface.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:47 AM

AltTank - welcome to the forums!

Somehow I can't see the picture you're talking 'bout. As for your question - the general opinnion is that you should put the decals on glossy surface for best results, so putting a gloss coat at least on the general area where the decals go would help you. Mind you, if you make a glossy "spot" with visible edges on a model it might show from underneath even several layers of whatever you put on top of it. So the gloss area should either have feathered edges, or those edges should align with the edges of surrounding parts, then it might look OK. Or you gloss the whole model, and then put the decals on, some more gloss and then the flat coat on top of that - that gets all your bases covered.

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Posted by AltTank on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:37 PM

Sorry about that, still learning the system. 

On another note, i see youre from poland, I plan on building several "Shermanskis" next.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:57 PM

Dont use Photobucket to post your pictures. They recently destroyed most of this forum with their "ransom demand".

Try using Postimage.org

They are free and easy to use.

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Posted by AltTank on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:16 PM
okay thanks mate
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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:23 PM

For my life I can't see the problem. Really nice model, the dry brushing looks good.

I try not to use decal solution, but on a rough surface like a tank it's probably necessary. Try cleaning it up a little with a moist paper towel and a little rubbing.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:24 PM

For my life I can't see the problem. Really nice model, the dry brushing looks good.

I try not to use decal solution, but on a rough surface like a tank it's probably necessary. Try cleaning it up a little with a moist paper towel and a little rubbing.

EDIT: I see you mean on the hull sides. You're gonna jusy need more grime.

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Posted by AltTank on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:45 PM

thanks mate, im wondering if i contaminated the solution with a bit of paint or something from the brush. ill get new brushs and new sol for then next three models i have planned.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 24, 2017 10:47 AM

The Sherman looks good to me.  And welcome to the Forums.

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