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  • Member since
    November 2020
Clear coat after oil wash.
Posted by Old jake on Friday, November 13, 2020 6:49 PM


Let me first introduce myself I'm called Old Jake for a reason. I was only a few years away from joining up for WW2. I really wanted to fly. I did eventually get a private pilot license, and have been hooked on airplanes ever since. Of course at this age there are only memories.

Enough about me...

Awhile back I saw a 1:48 model of a Spitfire and decided to put modellong on my bucket list. I had no idea what a captivating hobby I was getting into.

There is a lot to know and not much time left to learn, so the best way is to reach out to experts like you.

I am almost finished my first model, an Airfix Hawker Hurricane, and have done an oil wash over Vallejo acrylics for a weathering effect. Not great, but we'll get there.

When I tried my hand at painting years ago, we used oil over acrylic but never used waterborne materials over oil.

With such a bewildering array of paints and finishes out there, wouldsomeone please recommend a clear coat that would be compatible withmy wash.

Thanks a lot.

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:04 PM

Hi Old Jake! Welcome to the Forums! Happy to have you with us.

For military camo I use Testors "Dullcoat" for a clear. Have used it for years with no problem over any and all enamels and acrylics.

I've been building whatever strikes my fancy and my wallet says "OK" since 1946 (6 years old). Main builds are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.


 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:08 PM

"Acrylics" are no longer water based.

in the case of oil based washes. I'd use Testors dull coat

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:10 AM

G'day Old Jake. Welcome to the forums. The answers provided by Bill and Jim are good info and will give you the result you are looking for.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:58 AM

Welcome to the Forums!





  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:40 AM

Welcome aboard,see our Painting and Techniques Sections.

Maybe more answers there


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