Gloss colours, or matt + clear gloss?

Joined: 9:04 PM - Oct 31, 2016

8:33 AM - Apr 04, 2018 #1

Hello

I`m planning to build the Roden Staggerwing in its lively pre-war US Embassy livery. But will it be any difference going for matt colours and add a layer of clear gloss on top of that, instead of using gloss blue and yellow?

And speaking of blue, is FS:35109 correct for the pre-war blue?
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Joined: 2:09 PM - May 19, 2013

No issue at all. You need to clear gloss to apply decals

12:34 PM - Apr 04, 2018 #2

Then once the decals are applied you can adjust the final finish. I often mix Testor's Dulcoat and Gloscoat to the level of sheen I want.

As for the color, FS is an approximation but close. I cannot remember if I mixed the blue for mine or used an old Polly S color Blue 23. The Army seemed to have two version of Blue 23, one being a bit more turquoise.



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Joined: 9:04 PM - Oct 31, 2016

Re: No issue at all. You need to clear gloss to apply decals

1:14 PM - Apr 04, 2018 #3

Nice model
What did you choose as interior colour?
I see the instructions recommends interior green, but the real plane which may, or may not be a replica, has wine red interior.

All the Staggerwings were basically straight civil versions, and this was for the embassy, so I am unsure if they were repainted in interior green.
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May have used green. Don't remember. Goes up on a shelf.

1:29 PM - Apr 04, 2018 #4

May have used green. Don't remember. Goes up on a shelf.
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Joined: 1:18 AM - Jul 29, 2006

Ya don' need no steenkin' clear gloss.

1:41 PM - Apr 04, 2018 #5

Hello

I`m planning to build the Roden Staggerwing in its lively pre-war US Embassy livery. But will it be any difference going for matt colours and add a layer of clear gloss on top of that, instead of using gloss blue and yellow?

And speaking of blue, is FS:35109 correct for the pre-war blue?
See Paul Budzik's video tutorials here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_rdwH1EGus (decal application)

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K8rO4Ei610 (surface preparation)

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Joined: 11:29 PM - Mar 10, 2005

Maybe not, but it's SOP for most of us AFAIK. n/t

2:45 PM - Apr 04, 2018 #6

Maybe not, but it's SOP for most of us AFAIK. n/t
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Joined: 11:49 PM - Feb 26, 2005

I agree, Michael

6:51 PM - Apr 04, 2018 #7

See Paul Budzik's video tutorials here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_rdwH1EGus (decal application)

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K8rO4Ei610 (surface preparation)
Why put a gloss coat over gloss paint for decals?

Gilding the lily.

I do put gloss over the decals, to keep them from going AWOL.

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