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Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
Acrylic clear gloss on canopy
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 07:23 PM UTC
Hi,

Since Future is not available where I live and to be honest there was some controversy about it lately, I'm using Revell Aqua acrylic clear gloss for canopies. However, I don't seem to be able to get that last bit of shininess you see in the pro builds out of the canopies. Spraying it on will usually render the whole thing cloudy while putting it on by brush seems to bring more acceptable results so I was wondering how do you all go about this topic? Will I have to dip the canopy in like I'd do with Future?

Many thanks in advance!
Cristian
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 09:44 PM UTC
This work like future same same but different...

http://www.humbrol.com/us-en/humbrol-gloss-clear-125ml-bottle.html
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 11:53 AM UTC
Thank you! However, I'm looking for tips using my existing gloss rather then alternatives.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 10:38 PM UTC
If you experiment, then we'll all know how it works
I suspect that dipping would give you some pretty good results.
Rimfireroscoe
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi,

Since Future is not available where I live and to be honest there was some controversy about it lately, I'm using Revell Aqua acrylic clear gloss for canopies. However, I don't seem to be able to get that last bit of shininess you see in the pro builds out of the canopies. Spraying it on will usually render the whole thing cloudy while putting it on by brush seems to bring more acceptable results so I was wondering how do you all go about this topic? Will I have to dip the canopy in like I'd do with Future?

Many thank

s in advance!
Cristian



Just seen this might not be cheapest but is in Germany http://www.modellbaufarben.de

Also have a look at http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 08:44 PM UTC
Thank you, all!