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Dull coat question
BrianL
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 11:00 AM UTC
I've got what I'm sure is a stupid question, but here goes...

I'm working on a Revell 1:570 Titanic that I've put a lot of time into - a bunch of customizations and PE, all of which are new to me as I've been out of the hobby almost 25 years now. The result has been much better than I expected, but there are places where the ca glue created a shine on otherwise matte surfaces. The funnel stays are also just a little shiny. Can I spray the whole model when finished with a matte clear coat, or should I just brush specific areas? Any product suggestions? I never used clear coat back in the day...
Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 11:04 AM UTC
I would spray it.If you have an airbrush try Modelmaster Enamel Flat or Vallejo Acrylic Matt.

No airbrush,something in a Rattle-Can,I'm sure someone could recommend something
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 11:19 AM UTC
ModelMaster Acryl Matte or Vallejo Matte work very well and
are water clean up....they brush on very well for small and large areas,
can also be airbrushed if you use one.

Cheers,
Joe
BrianL
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 12:08 PM UTC
Thanks to you both. No issues painting acrylic over oils?
Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 12:09 PM UTC
no
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 12:25 PM UTC
Just make sure your oils are totally dry.

Cheers,
Joe
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 03:44 AM UTC
I use Model Master Dullcote for exctly the same purpose as you propose Brian. Just use a fine brush to put a small dot of Dullcote on the shiny spot and it blends in nicely. No need to do a full spray, ( for that I use Vallejo acrylic matt varnish).
Julian
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 08:23 AM UTC
I ususlly use the spray can dull coat for when i am finished ( on a tank) or if I get a sheen after I paint something. Like teh linoleum deck on my present Tone build. After it had dried it had a semi gloss, so I hit it with dulcoat and ....its gone!!!!! I have some brush on stuff for small touch ups areas
Kornbeef
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 11:21 AM UTC
I often use Revell Aqua color Matt to brush small area's it blends quite nice, I se it to flat my WWI aircraft wings after lozenge, decaling and weathering, it seems to brush nice, thin and streak free.
BrianL
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 02:36 PM UTC
Thanks, everyone. I think I'll go with just brushing the shiny bits if it will blend in ok. Never varnished a model before, but I'm going to look into that, too.