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One more time, let me get this in order!

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I paint the overall aircraft with enamal paints, only. So, I will first primer with Mr. Surfacer 1000, then paint color, then gloss then decal, then weather with pastels, then final clear coat. Is this the right order of these things? I just want to be sure!

Bill B)

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I always weather with pastels after flat coat.They seem to work better on flat surface rather than glossy.Just seal them with another coat of flat after you are done,and be careful with fingerprints,pastels love to show 'em (don't ask how I know :worship: ). B)

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Wouldn't bother priming, but based on what you said...

Mr. Surfacer

Colour coats

Gloss

Decal

Gloss (optional, but it does help blend the decals in)

Matte

Pastels

Final clear coat (light coat, just to seal the pastels)

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Mr. Surfacer

Cursing

Colour coats

Gloss

Decal

Gloss

If ya screw it up curse more and strip it

Matte

Pastels

Cursing that u didnt get the mix right

Final clear coat

and rejoice!!!

Edited by Blaze_7

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Hey Bill,

Primer (optional)

Color

Gloss (does not have to be mirror-like)

Decals

Wash (acrylic sludge, oil, watercolor, whatever)

Matte

Pastels (pencil maybe/sometimes)

Final clear seal

Mike

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...have fun :cheers:

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Wouldn't bother priming, but based on what you said...

Mr. Surfacer

Colour coats

Gloss

Decal

Gloss (optional, but it does help blend the decals in)

Matte

Pastels

Final clear coat (light coat, just to seal the pastels)

I agree there.

On the sealing of decals, I typically use a lacquer clear as it partially dissolves the decal onto the painted (lacquer) surface. If you are using acrylics, I think the suggested by MoFo is fine.

I would also do a flat coat at the end before pastels, or for glossy aircraft, another gloss coat after the oil wash.

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