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i've got one question for the expert.  I am building a commercial business jet in 1/48 scale. Cessna Citation by Haseguawa. Almost complete.  The real jet is glossy.  Do I complete it with a clear finish. a glossy finish or a flat finish.  Thanks in advance for your help

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Any aircraft that I have modelled that have a glossy finish in real life, I use a satin finish on.In my opinion, gloss finishes on scale models just doesnt look right, it makes them look like a die cast model, or a toy, but that is only my opinion, and there will be plenty that dont agree.

 

I would go for a satin finish.

 

Cheer's,

Jeff.

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I agree. Satin or semi gloss will be the ticket. Gloss is for decaling. :thumbsup2:

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Both!  I find mixing clear finishes breaks up the shine and gives a look of "high" n "low" spots where paint coatings getting worn out.  I like the spotty, blotches look personally.  

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