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Clear coat over light pigment jobs
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, January 29, 2017 6:48 PM

If you do a good light pigment / dust effect job on a piece of armor, what is the best way of sealing it? Or should you seal it? I am having trouble putting a final clear coat on the pigment without it washing out.  Do you know what I mean?  Thanks

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 30, 2017 4:20 AM

I've always read that you should not seal it. I leave mine until the very end and then handle as little as possable.

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Posted by templar1099 on Monday, January 30, 2017 7:24 AM

Bish

I've always read that you should not seal it. I leave mine until the very end and then handle as little as possable.

 


I agree, in my limited experience it 's best to apply last, sealing it removes a lot and changes the effects color on what remains.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:18 AM

Thanks guys. I appreciate it,

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:33 AM

To add to what the others have said...I've found that sealing pastel/dust effects darken a lot when sealing them as well, making it hard to determine the actual look that you're intending to achieve.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 30, 2017 12:48 PM
I don't do any sealing,adding them late in the process,limited handling,and I don't have any problems.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 30, 2017 5:13 PM

Agreed. Pigments are my final step in weathering. The one time I did seal pigments, they disappeared. Lesson learned. 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:08 AM

Thanks for the advice guys! I'm not sealing it from now on 

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:00 PM

I will ony add if you feel you must seal it with an airbrush, use a flat clear. Use low pressure and maximum distance - basically want a mist of clear falling onto the pigment, not being forced on.

regards,

Jack

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