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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #75 on: May 02, 2013, 06:31:23 PM »

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #76 on: May 03, 2013, 05:11:42 PM »
This is useful!! :-clap

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2013, 08:03:29 AM »
You have seen my new arrival yesterday, Tessa protective tape. Today I have made ultimate rigid test I can do  :-danger

I have took one kit in build process and on bare shine plastic I have spray a coat of Vallejo paint. You know well problems with this paints and worst and most stupid thing you can do is to start paint over unprepared plastic. After paint was dry, I have mask surfaces and spray any other paint and as you see I did not even completely cover surface. And... I perfectly removed masking tape without any problems and damage!!!!

Tessa tape for sensitive surface is top recommended and you will not regret if you give it top priority in next acquisition  :-ok

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #78 on: June 06, 2013, 05:33:59 PM »
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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2013, 04:30:31 PM »
A new tip on the clear gloss overcoat before decals:

I have been having some problems with decals silvering after application lately. My Testors Clear Lacquer didn't seem to give a smooth enough surface over the typical flat paint I use. After quite a lot of experimenting I have come up with a solution that has been used for years by many modelers. Now I simply wet-sand the entire model lightly with 6000 grit sandpaper, taking care not to rub the paint off of high spots and fairings etc. After wet-sanding I give the model a thorough cleaning and then apply "Pledge Floor Care Multi Surface" finish. This used to be called "Future" here in the U.S. The same product is available pretty much world-wide but may go by a different name. I "thin" the clear with a small amount of window cleaner to help it flow evenly.
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The key to spraying this is to dust on a very light amount each time until a good gloss is achieved. Getting the application just right takes some practice and the material will run quite badly if sprayed too heavily. If you over-apply it you can often wipe the excess away with a damp towel. If any of y'all decide to try this, practice on something for a while before using it on a "good" model. I let the Future dry for a couple of days before applying decals so that setting solutions don't affect the clear. After decals are applied you can simply spray your favorite flat or gloss clear right over the top with no problems!
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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2013, 04:50:10 PM »
Thanks for tip ;)

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #81 on: September 25, 2013, 09:22:49 PM »
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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #82 on: August 11, 2014, 08:28:47 PM »
Very important material datasheets

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #83 on: August 11, 2014, 09:18:39 PM »
Excellent and useful!

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #84 on: August 11, 2014, 09:21:39 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2014, 03:32:13 PM »
Hi,

A lot of very good ideas.

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #86 on: March 28, 2016, 09:01:58 AM »
Here is a little tuto about my use of pastels.

First, the pastels are used at the very end of the build: aircraft is finished, matt varnish airbrushed.

I use different kind of pastels: my preferred ones are from Tamiya but I use also pigments from MiG (essentially for smoke effects) and, for the nuances Tamiya don't have, some chalks boughts in specialized shops. Those ones must be reduced in powder to be used.

I put a paintbrush (size depends of the surface size of the model) into the pastel choosen, then I remove the excess of pastel on a sheet of soft paper. I apply gently the pastel on the surface (each panel is treated separately; that can take some time to finish of course...), starting from the center of the panel and going near the extremities - but taking care not to cover ALL the panel.
To be precized that if the panel is covered by two different colors of paint, each color is treated separately too.

When finished you can wash the paintbrushes with water. Use different paintbrushes for the different colors because if the paintbrush is wet you will not obtain a good result.

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #87 on: March 28, 2016, 09:35:59 AM »
This is it :-ok

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Re: Some modeling techniques
« Reply #88 on: March 28, 2016, 10:23:38 AM »
Very useful, thanks !