Working on a 1/72 scale C-47, and I had an idea:
The model is assembled and painted with pollyscale acryilics. Next step
would typically be to put a coat of future on, decal, and then finish up
with a flat topcoat.
Keeping in mind that the model has fuselage windows (already installed) I
Can I just do the futre/deal/flat coat thing, on the entire airframe
(windows and all) and then apply some future by brush just to the windows?
Will future on top of the flat coat make the windows clear again?
Looking for a lazy way to keep from having to mask all those little windows
again. When I masked them before painting the fuselage, I knocked some loose
when I tried to burnish the tape down. (Now they're rattling inside the
It'll make them glossy, but they'll probably look frosted due to the
flattening agents in the flat coat.
I suggest you buy some liquid mask. Brush it onto the windows and let
it dry; spray your flat coat and let it dry; then carefully rub & peel
the mask off the windows.
Caution! Future can be dissolved with ammonia.
Some liquid masks contain ammonia.
I tried to use Maskol over a "futured" canopy once.
After removing the maskol the canopy had taken on a violet hue: the ammonia
in the Maskol had reacted with the future.
Fortunately I was able to remove the future using ammonia and then
In the end no harm was done, but upon discovering the tinted canopy my
bloodpressure rose to unprecedented levels... ;-)
I went to my local shop, and bought some liquid mask (in th little bottle,
made by the Micro--sol people). After I got it home, I noticed that the
fine print says that it is not recommended for use with water based paints.
(I use Pollyscale and MM acrylics.)
So, what brand of liquid mask shoudl I use with these paints?
The bottle you bought. The stuff is potentially soluble by the elements
in acrylic paint, but unless you lay on a real wet coat, it won't be an
issue. I use the stuff all the time w/Poly Scale and have no problem.
What I would not do is put Micro-Mask over acrylic paint--I've found it
doesn't come up cleanly after painting. For masking over paint, I just