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The Future Is Klear

While the clear parts are drying decant some Klear into a small container, big enough to take the clear part. I quite often use a film canister. Have a kitchen towel or tissue folded and laid flat, close at hand. When the part has dried pick it up with a pair of tweezers, by a frame and dip it into the Klear. When you pull it out touch the bottom edge, or corner, to the tissue. Make sure all the excess is soaked up. Place the part, carefully, on the tissue and cover to keep the dust off. When the Klear dries you will have sparkling, clear canopies. If you have managed to capture any dust or unwanted bits, in the Klear Simply go through the process again. This time though agitate in the Isopropyl alcohol several times, wiping with a cloth, each time to remove the previous coat of Klear.

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About Mal Mayfield (Holdfast)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Hi, my name is Mal Mayfield and I have been modelling seriously for about 25 years. My main interest is 1/48 scale second world war. I build all types and all combatants. I have built 1/35 scale "targets" and 1/72 scale modern aircraft, plus a couple of cars. I have also dabbled with figure painting...


Comments

Nice one Mal That's an excellent How-To Feature :-) Really nicely written and laid out to explain the techniques clearly. :-) All the best Rowan
SEP 07, 2003 - 06:22 PM
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, Fred
SEP 20, 2003 - 06:04 AM
Yes, a most excellent article Mal. Easily understood.
SEP 22, 2003 - 10:11 AM
yea great tip for biggebers or poeple that just didnt know that
NOV 01, 2003 - 03:41 AM
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.
NOV 07, 2003 - 12:13 PM