I've been scouring a few modelling forums for information and techniques for painting, weathering, and finishing models.
The question of gloss coating after painting has arisen many times. I know why and how, but a few questions remain.
1. Future/Klear/Pledge: seems to have as many people hating the stuff with issues over peeling and dis-colourisation, as it does those who have no issues and love it as a cheap alternative. What is the NZ version of this? I've seen this article I was directed to in another thread (www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html).
I'm not too keen on this Klear/Pledge method. First I don't want to risk a paint job getting screwed up. Secondly I am not making enough kits to worry about the cost of gloss coating.
2. What is the best brand of gloss coat to use if I do not want to risk the floor cleaner alternative? I have found a few brands, all of which seem to have received good reviews.
3. When you gloss coat the model, do you then gloss coat it after applying decals and then panel wash it, followed by another gloss coat to seal it before weathering? Or is the weathering done with the final matt coat? I think I have the weathering techniques sorted, I have used a few old kits and played with pastels etc.
Thanks so much for the information Alan. You are always handy with this stuff. Craig, thanks, but I have yet to actually see anything like it on the shelves. I will be using a mainstream gloss coat, probably Humbrol or Tamiya.
I know there's a lot of money in aviation because I put it there.