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What is the technique you most need to master?

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  • Member since
    January 2014
Posted by Silver on Sunday, October 13, 2019 3:09 PM
Polish the flat coat .Then apply decals .Next spray a final flat coat.Thats the way out..
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    October 2015
Posted by Comanche pilot on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:15 PM

Considering the date of my reply I would set my answer to The Twelve Days of Christmas. Weathering. Masking canopies.How not to be a general bungle butt.

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    July 2011
  • From: Armpit of NY
Posted by MJames70 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:23 PM

I'd like to get a lot better at biplane rigging. And managing my time better to get things done ✅

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1:25 PM

Getting a nice, smooth finish on car models. No orange peel.

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 7:18 AM
Keeping it in the fairway,and putting.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:19 AM



Don Stauffer

 I'm not sure what the OP meant, but I don't like to use glosscoat on older cars. It looks TOO wet.  It is fine for customs, and new factory stock, but I think a really wet coat looks funny on an older factory stock.  So I am also reluctant to use glosscoat on such a car, and work hard to get a shiny but not wet look.



Have you tried a Matte Clear Gloss Finish?


I'm nor sure what that is.  There are a few semi-matt finishes, but I find that getting the car looking right with it is a challenge, so I just do not bother to clearcoat it.  I think a polished gloss paint looks just right.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by Budmor on Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:42 AM

I don't know as I could ever master any technique in modeling as I am never satisfied with anything so everything to me 'Is what it is'.

I would most likely put gluing to minimize finishing work at the top of the infinite list





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