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Used Tamiya Clear as a thinner

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  • Member since
    November 2019
  • From: I live in Surrey, in the United Kingdom.
Used Tamiya Clear as a thinner
Posted by sirtim on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:54 PM

Now in my seventies I've have returned to modelling aircraft.  I've been fairly successful with the Airfix 1/24th Typhoon and Mosquito.  Now building the Liberator.  I used Mr Hobby Interior Green but stupidly mixed Tamiya Clear for my air brush (had the wrong glasses on) and have now got a high gloss interior!  Any advice on how to dull this down?

Tags: Reduce gloss
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, December 2, 2019 11:52 AM

Hi sirtim! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you with us.

If you haven't closed the cockpit up in the fuselage yet, you could just spray a coat of clear flat over top of the gloss. That will dull it up. 

Hope that this helps.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    November 2019
  • From: I live in Surrey, in the United Kingdom.
Posted by sirtim on Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:55 AM

Apologies for delay in responding.Many thanks for the tip.  It took a couple of coats but I now have a decent finish. 

Onwards and upwards!


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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, December 12, 2019 5:45 PM
Welcome to the forums

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  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Friday, December 13, 2019 3:12 PM

Welcome and I can see that happening.




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