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New Feature: The Future Is Klear
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 02:53 PM UTC
Mal Mayfield (Holdfast) presents a great article on how he uses Klear to polish up his models (no pun intended!).

The Future Is Klear
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 06:22 PM UTC
Nice one Mal

That's an excellent How-To Feature :-)

Really nicely written and laid out to explain the techniques clearly. :-)

All the best

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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 06:04 AM UTC
Hi Mal,

Well done.

I have used Future/Klear for a few years now. Airbrushing can be tricky. Frequently I get 'orange peel', the patchy surface you may be writing of. I have found that multiple VERY LIGHT coats attenuate this.

TO REMOVE this product, use ammonia, which almost instantaneously disolves it. I have removed Future with ammonia from Pactra Acryic, Polly Scale and AeroMaster without any effect on the unsealed paint.

And you gotta luv that smell!

All the best,

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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2003 - 10:11 AM UTC
Yes, a most excellent article Mal. Easily understood.
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2003 - 03:41 AM UTC
yea great tip for biggebers or poeple that just didnt know that
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Posted: Friday, November 07, 2003 - 12:13 PM UTC
Thanks HoldFast -
I was going to AB Future onto my models before i did thier wash to help the wash run into the recesses.
I'll brush it by hand now, b/c I sure dont want pooling and I really dont want to lose any surface detail either.

Thanks for the fine feature.