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Revell Spitfire built as a Mk 1a

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Hi Andy,

Sorry to see the issues you've encountered. I can't help with any explanation but hope that they clear up as Ron suggests they might. It is possible that a matt topcoat may tone the problem down somewhat if you're lucky.

 

On the plus side, the rivets look superb under a coat of paint and the decals appear to have settled down beautifully over the raised detail. Good job.

 

Going back to the previous issues. If it had happened to me I'd be looking to use weathering to disguise the appearance of the watermarks but your mileage may vary :frantic:

 

You're fast approaching the finish line on your Spitty, keep at it.

 

Cheers.

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Thanks for the comments guys, Thinking about it Sparsanza and Ron have hit the nail on the head with the setting solution that I didn't clean up properly has attached the future but only reared its ugly head once the flory wash went on. After reflecting on it overnight I am thinking along the same lines as geedubelyer in doing a cover up job with weathering which is not what I really wanted to do as I wanted a pretty clean Spitty this time but needs must as I am not putting this on the shelf of doom as I have loved this build so far. 

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Guest Peterpools

Andy

I have my fingers crossed all will work out. I've gone back to Glosscote and Flatcote, both being lacquers, dry rock hard and don't seem to be effected by washes or decal solutions. I have heard of this happening before and just leaving everything alone, over a day or so, the milky stains should disappear.

Peter

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Aoch....with them decals...since the build looks fantastic.

 

 

That areas "White cloudy" if you take a cotton stick wet with water and apply it on them affected areas...does it dissapear...if so...there it is big chance that it will dissapear with a thin layer of clearcoat....

 

/Mal

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Its been about 24 hours since I last did anything to her and decided I would start my weathering with some oil filters which seem to have helped out with the milky looking patches with most not all seeming to disappear as the oils dried out

 

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Compare with the shot I uploaded last night and things are looking much better today.

 

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This is how she is looking today, I have a few more idea's up my sleeve to cover the last 2 or 3 problem area's and sI will continue with the heavily weathered look on this one now. Thanks for looking in.

 

Regards. Andy

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Guest Peterpools

Andy

Glad the 'milky spots' are fading away.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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When I used to use Future, and got milky areas, they always disappeared under another coat of Future.

 

Doug

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Hi Andy.

 

Have you tried gloss coating these areas again? I had the same problem when letting Mr. Mark Softer sit just a few seconds over my Future (Pledge) coat. I let it dry and airbrushed another coat of Pledge over it and the milky stains were gone.

 

Henrique

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Thanks Henrique, DougN, As the milky patches are now all but gone I think I will continue with the weathering as I dont really want to use future on it or any other model again. As a gloss cote in future I'm toying with using Hannants Xtracolour Gloss as their Flat coat works like a dream, I have also seen/ heard Model Master Ultra Gloss straight from the rattle can gives pretty good results.

 

Regards. Andy

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Started with a few localized washes this evening followed by a little airbrush weathering.

 

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And the underside airbrush weathering started

 

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All was going well at this point, went in the other room for half an hour and had a drink and came back to find a major disaster on my hands.......it would seem the MIG wash I applied to the undercarriage has caused a reaction and melted the plastic as I found my Spit sitting on the deck less her undercarriage.  :doh:. Hopefully I can drill and fit some brass rod to cure this one.........I hope.............  

Has anyone experienced problems like this, really gutted at this one as the finishing line is/was in site!!

 

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On a plus side my Quickboost exhausts arrived today.

 

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They are very nice and they will be fitted as I will be getting this Spit finished very soon as I'm not giving up on this one. Comments/criticism always welcome guys.

 

Regards. Andy

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Wow, I don't think I've ever seen something like this happen simply due to paint or a wash. I'm assuming the Mig stuff is enamel, the petroleum base of which will easily soften plastic, but that's still an outrageous outcome after only 30 minutes! Any chance you could extract the remaining plastic stubs and use metal replacements? (That said, I'm not even sure if there are any metal replacements.)

 

Kev

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Yeah Kev your right on one both counts being its enamel and yes an outrageous outcome this evening, had a quick look at Hannants and they have a suitable metal set so will try and get the offending plastic out. Never had this happen before but always a first time, very soft plastic though!! 

 

Regards. Andy

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