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  • Member since
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  • From: United States
Gloss coat question
Posted by KosmoCramer on Monday, August 21, 2017 4:51 PM

I have just finished my first model in years.  I painted it with acrylic paint (gloss).  I want to put some clear coat down for the decals and then a coat after they set.  I have model master acrylic gloss coat.  How much should I thin the gloss coat before applying?  Everything was / will be brush painted.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 21, 2017 5:13 PM

I have never used the stuff, so I can't recommend any thinking ratios. BUT... I do have this suggestion, if you have an old build you no longer care for, select an area of that kit to experiment with. A wing undersurface or whatever. Try straight from the bottle in one area and thinned in another. Note which is which and decide from the results what you prefer. 

You are going to apply this gloss coat with a brush and not by airbrush you say?

 

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: United States
Posted by KosmoCramer on Monday, August 21, 2017 6:07 PM
I just tried it on dry sprue. Seems slightly thinner than paint but I thinned it a drop to reduce brush strokes. Thanks!
  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 21, 2017 7:23 PM

Try painting the sprue with whatever paint you plan to use, let it dry, then apply your gloss coat. That will give you the same base as your kit will have.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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