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Clear coat before blending?

July 15 2006 at 12:07 AM
John Bonanni  (Login bonanf35)
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Hi Guys,

My question is, should I clear coat before blending oil paints? I have base coated my model in Tamiya acrylics, should I use Tamiya clear over it. If I do use Tamiya clear will it be a problem with oil and humbrol thinner? Thanks


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david nickels
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no problems but

July 15 2006, 9:12 AM 

It might not be necessary either.

I paint my models with several brands of paint (Humbrol, Tamiya, Gunze and Model Master enamels and acrylics) and do not use a clear coat before weathering. I use Turpenoid (not Turpentine!) and oil washes with no problems what so ever.

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Adam Wilder
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Clear coats

July 15 2006, 2:13 PM 

Hello John
I would recommend a satin clear coat before applying any washes or blended oils. The clear will help to protect the acrylic base coat from the oils and enamel thinners.

The clear will also give your base coat more a polished aged weathered appearance in conjunction with the washes and other weathering steps.


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John Bonanni
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Thanks Guys...

July 15 2006, 10:12 PM 

Thanks David and Adam,

I just put a fine satin finish of my T-55. Again thanks for the help.


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