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G'day all.

 

Just starting up again in modelling after a lot of years and I'm a little confused about the different symbols in the Revell instructions.

 

The file attached shows 2 different symbols on my instructions. 2 of them look "flat" and 2 of them have what I call a gradient through them. I'm maybe mistakedly assuming that the gradient means a gloss finish but I'm really not sure.

 

If anyone can help me please I'd really appreciate it.

 

Thanks!

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You need to find the page which tells what the letters are; which letter is which hue will vary from kit to kit.
That will be the authority on which is to be matte, gloss, semigloss.
 

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Hello

 

Without seeing the complete instructions. The gradient could mean metallic finish? I am not sure whether the direction changes things? Thanks

 

Ash

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What kit are the instructions for?  PDFs for most of their kits are on the Revell webpage.  I don’t remember the shading on the paint flags having any meaning other that differentiating colors.  I’ve never heard of them glossiness.

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G'day all.

 

Just starting up again in modelling after a lot of years and I'm a little confused about the different symbols in the Revell instructions.

 

The file attached shows 2 different symbols on my instructions. 2 of them look "flat" and 2 of them have what I call a gradient through them. I'm maybe mistakedly assuming that the gradient means a gloss finish but I'm really not sure.

 

If anyone can help me please I'd really appreciate it.

 

Thanks!

Symbols.JPG

If these symbols appear on the painting instructions pages at the end of the instructions, the "gradients" as you call them will correspond to those areas on the model that should be painted that color. For example, if the underside of the model has the gradient listed for D, then it would be painted the color that is called out for the letter D, and the topside would be painted E. The paint colors for each letter in the flag are listed at the beginning of the instructions. If it was a three color camouflage pattern on the topside of the model,  then you'd have additional paint callouts with different "gradients" associated with each color, so that you'd know what to paint each section of the camouflage in. 

 

See Pages 12 - 13 in these instructions:

 

http://www.plasticandplasters.com/Instructions/manuals/revell-instructions-04394.pdf

 

Hope this helps!

 

QT

 

 

 

Edited by marvin20

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