Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Hasegawa, P-47D Thunderbolt “Nose Art”, 1/48th Scale, Kit No. 09305 (Part III)
In the last installment, I extolled the virtues of Vallejo Metal Color Airbrush Colors. Vallejo says that they should be sealed with this product:
In this case, I had two issues with this Gloss Varnish. First, it takes a long time - several days - to dry unlike all other acrylic varnishes I have used. Second, I used the Microscale system to apply the decals on this model. I found that the Microscale solutions slightly softened the varnish making shifting the decal into position somewhat dicey if not done immediately.
That is a deal killer for me. I will stick to using these metal colors in the future, but I will go back to my preferred sealing coat - Microscale Micro Satin. Micro Satin gives me a realistic sheen, and it protects the underlying decals and paints from oil based paints and stains. I intend to top coat this model with it.
Well, the decals are on thanks to an AeroMaster sheet I had in my collection, and I am close to getting it done. And, thanks to the corona/Wuhan virus, I still have plenty of bench time.
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