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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Finishing and Weathering Sequence
SSGToms
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 05:06 PM UTC
Well, I just noticed that this post is ten years old and ten pages long! I'm glad it has helped so many people get the finishing process right. It's easy if you take it slow one step at a time.
flyers42
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:23 AM UTC
for the clear gloss and clear flat, do you use future floorwax for the gloss?and testors dullcote for the clear flat?

any opposition to that?just getting back into this
Armorsmith
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 12:01 PM UTC
It kind of depends. If you are using an oil wash when weathering then yes Future or any acrylic gloss can be used. If you are using acrylic washes then a solvent based gloss would be in order. Good luck
flyers42
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:00 AM UTC
how do you guys store or protect your models/diorams long term from dust etc.?
Armorsmith
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
Some use individual display cases either custom built or commercially available. Others have furniture like display cases with glass doors and shelves or something similar with solid doors and shelves or a combination thereof. Still others just let them sit out and dust them periodically(or not) with a soft brush or blow the dust off with the AB. Good luck.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
Depends...if they are going to be used for contests then I keep them in a Rubbermaid tub for easy transport and for protection. Once they've been retired I just leave them on the shelf for display and hit them with a shot of canned air now and then.

Incidentally, that's one of the biggest gigs that I knocked entries for while I was judging at my club's contest last month. There were models on the tables that had layers of dust on them...that was NOT part of the weathering.






GulfWarrior
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:38 AM UTC

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for the clear gloss and clear flat, do you use future floorwax for the gloss?and testors dullcote for the clear flat?

any opposition to that?just getting back into this




For this part you're going to get as many answers as there are products on the market. For my gloss coat I use Future. For my flat coat I use Lucky Varnish Ultra Flat from Ammo by Mig.





flyers42
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 03:54 AM UTC
do you thin the future through the spray gun?
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC
Nope...I shoot it straight!