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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Weird matt varnish effect
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:06 AM UTC
Correct Tamiya TS-80 Flat Clear
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
As a last resort, here's a Plan B camo option for your Leclerc (it's the French equivalent of a "Paper" panzer )



Full size



Full size

H.P.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC
OMG!

Looks to be a good substitute for the digital style "Urban" camo. Not so useful however in the green wood.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC
Probably playing opfor there.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC

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Correct Tamiya TS-80 Flat Clear



Thanks, I'll over a can next time I'm doing an order.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 03:44 PM UTC
OK, I admit this may no longer apply to the subject at hand. I am just posting it as an informational share to the group.


Fresh paint - Tamiya Red Oxide Primer (New color from Tamiya.)



Decals applied - Future Floor Wax applied by brush both under and over the decal to entome the transfers and hide the edges. (No Solvset used)
I know this looks gross (bad) however please read on.



Finished models - Tamiya Flat Clear (TS-80) applied over the fully dry Future Floor Wax - Clear is first applied heavily, then allowed to dry - Final coating of clear was sprayed at a distance (18" to 24") and allowed to go on as a dry dusting.In the final dusting the Flat Clear paint "falls" on rather than being sprayed onto the model.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 03:58 PM UTC
New Tamiya color RED OXIDE:

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Good for Model Railroaders and Armor alike!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 06:53 PM UTC
If stripping paint off the plastic is not an option because you don't want to repaint the model, take the finest/most delicate sandpaper and try wet sanding. It might work by making the flat panels look flat again. If you are careful enough and due to thick matt layer, you won't damage the paintwork underneath, but will make your matt coat smooth. Tedious, time-consuming, but effective way to save the whole thing!
HTH,
Paul
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Testors Acryl clear flat is probably the deadest flat I've ever seen. Thin it 50:50 with the testors thinner and it will hide that orange peal effect you were having.

Mixing brands of thinner and paint should be used as a last resort to get a product to work for you. If it doesn't congeal when you mix the paint and thinner, then you are probably safe.
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:40 AM UTC
Most important point of this whole post: If you want to try something new, try it on a scrap model or piece of plastic first! Do not risk your precious model!
Ken.