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Offline Captain Slower

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Bad Day on the Bench
« on: July 30, 2022, 12:46:17 PM »
I managed to screw up the DH-2 trying to work with clear coats.  I will have to strip the wings and tail as I have crackle coated the paint.  I miss the days when there were fewer choices, but the chemistry worked.  I had used Tamiya deck tan on the linen, MRP PC 10 early which is a bit dark.  Mission clear coat that came out pitted in spots.  The MRP also did not lay down with the same consistency.  Need to find another DH-2 decal sheet for the light wing roundels. >:(

Offline jeroen_R90S

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Re: Bad Day on the Bench
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2022, 05:54:53 AM »
 :'(

I've always feared and had issues with clear coats -they would not be gloss enough, turn orange-peeled, react with underlying paint or decals, etc... I've tried a lot of them, but I seem to have the best of luck with Tamiya X-22 and Mr levelling thinner... first coat thin then 1-2 wetter coats.
Hopefully you can fix it :)

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Re: Bad Day on the Bench
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2022, 08:34:38 AM »
Just looked at the wings and tail.  Will need to break out the Testors/Polly Scale Lift off. 

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Re: Bad Day on the Bench
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 03:09:47 AM »
I've been using VMS clear coats for a while and have just tried Scale Colors.  Both spray straight out of the bottle and both seem to give best results with one ot two thin layers.

Stuart

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Re: Bad Day on the Bench
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2022, 08:53:25 AM »
Sorry for your woes, not fun at all.
Mission paints don't like to mix with anything else except Future. Even then they say not to.
I was heavily committed to MMP but I gave up, too finicky. Now I am a Vallejo guy. I have no problems and I can get high gloss or dead flat or anything in between by mixing the two.
Best of luck...
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Allan Buttrick

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Re: Bad Day on the Bench
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 07:14:57 PM »
Sorry for your woes, not fun at all.
Mission paints don't like to mix with anything else except Future. Even then they say not to.
I was heavily committed to MMP but I gave up, too finicky. Now I am a Vallejo guy. I have no problems and I can get high gloss or dead flat or anything in between by mixing the two.
Best of luck...

Hi Allan
Not wishing to highjack the thread, but as a committed water based (mainly Vallejo) painter myself could you tell me what varnishes you are using. I've struggled with W&N galleria for the gloss and found that the only tin of matt Dulcote I have is nearly at an end

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Paul
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Re: Bad Day on the Bench
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2022, 01:42:53 AM »
I like Mr Hobby Clear III. It is a lacquer so you have to be a bit careful. Dust on a coat, then a relatively wet coat, let it set up for a few minutes - then the scary part - spray a wet coat of just Mr Leveling Thinner 400 with maybe just about 10% clear. Flash coating. The car guys do it. Try it on a junker. You will be pleasantly surprised

Steve