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  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Future over semi-gloss?
Posted by Bobstamp on Friday, March 22, 2024 5:33 PM

I bought a Meng model of an Atreides ornithopter from the series Dune. It has no clear canopy parts, just solid plastic, which I want to paint glossy black to simulate clear windows, but an inventory of my paint stash turned up only semi-gloss Tamiya spray acrylic. 

Question: Will I get a nice glossy finish if I first paint with semi-gloss, then with Future wax?

I am going to try this on a mule, but I'd like to know what your thoughts are.

Bob 

On the bench: A diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor), and a Pegasus model of the submarine Nautilus of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas fame. 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 23, 2024 1:33 AM

Yes, a coat, two, or three of Future over the semi gloss painted section will give you a nice shiny finish there.

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Sunday, March 24, 2024 4:32 PM

Thanks, Stikpusher. After a test, I went with semi-gloss Tamiya spray. The Future (Pledge, actually, which I believe is the same thing) wasn't nearly as glossy after one coat. Super glossy wasn't really necessary, I think. 

Bob

On the bench: A diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor), and a Pegasus model of the submarine Nautilus of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas fame. 

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