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Back to the Future
Posted by lpolpo22 on Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:28 AM
Is Future safe to use on all types of paints - Lacquer, Enamel, Acrylic?
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Friday, May 30, 2003 3:10 AM
Yes it is!

It won't have any adverse effects on any paint that you apply it over. And I have been able to put lacquers and enamels over Future with no trouble.

I've only known one person to have trouble with putting acrylics over Future, but if you knew the guy you'd know why he had trouble! Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P]

Just kidding Dave! - I dunno why I apologised to him, he won't see this anyway... Tongue [:P]

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  • Member since
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Friday, May 30, 2003 5:32 AM
I've never had any problems applying Future over any type of paint.
I've also applied automotive acrylic ofer Future with no ill effects. Obviously, it's ALWAYS best to experiment before just going ahead and nailing the model - (the painful voice of experience) so be safe and test it out first, but Future seems to be everything that everyone says it is. Good stuff!
Cheers,
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by lpolpo22 on Friday, May 30, 2003 6:25 AM
Thank you my friends . I don't know why I' so whimpy about using this stuff but I really do have a lot of time and money invested in my models. I keep trying to produce stuff that looks as good as the magizane photos. I'm good but not that good, so I decided to stay at my own level and enjoy my hobby. Picking up a hint here and there helps. Thanks again.
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Friday, May 30, 2003 2:39 PM
That's the way to approach it, lpolpo22. Don't worry about what others may say or what others may do. You may someday advance to the point where your model could be on the cover of FSM, but you are wise to take it slow.

And don't worry about feeling "wimpy", either! The unknown is the unknown only because you haven't gone there, done that yet. Once you try something out, you'll probably be amazed at how simple it is. Heck, I was literally afraid to pick up an airbrush for many years. Nowadays, I couldn't imagine doing any building without one.

Keep pluggin' away and remember that no question is silly, stupid or whatever. (The only stupid question is the one that's not asked!) And whatever questions you may have, there will most likely be someone here with an answer.

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 31, 2003 6:44 AM
What would we ever do if that Johnson guy ever decided to stop making Future?
Frightening thought isn't it?
I think I'm gonna start hoarding it up right now just in case!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 31, 2003 6:54 PM
Good post blackwolfscd, couldn't have said it better myself.
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  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Saturday, May 31, 2003 7:45 PM
Datta boy BlackwolfTongue [:P]. Could not have said it better myself.
Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

  • Member since
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, May 31, 2003 8:18 PM
Blackwolfscd has a very valid point............
I've spent hundreds of hours scouring all the FSM articles for tips and hints - and trying something for the first time can be daunting - but you'll find that it's not hard. I now operate a home based resin casting service (found I'm bloody good at it) because I just "gave it a go" after reading an article about it in FSM.
I've always been shy about trying something new (fear of failure?) but found that if you just say "screw it!" and have a go at it, you'll accomplish one of two things:
1. You'll try something new and it works - or
2. You'll get results you don't like and LEARN that you have to modify your techniques to get the acceptable result.
This learning curve hellps you to figure out what works and why, and also what DOESN'T work and why.
Either way, you win, and better models are the result.
Have a good one, mate
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Saturday, May 31, 2003 8:47 PM
Blackwolf is on a role here........!!
I have been in the same position a couple of times to where I was nervous about trying something new.
Its plain and simple... If you dont try you wont know and if you dont know how can you try it(make sense?). This may seem cold but its true.
I really dont know any other way to explain it but go for it....!!!
Let the good times roleTongue [:P]
Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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