Sealing my pastel weathering

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Sealing my pastel weathering

Postby Vengeance » Fri May 15, 2015 10:36 am

Hi guys,
Reasonably new here, looking for some advice on a sealant for my current Corsair F4U-1A build. I've finished the paint job in Matte (Tamiya acrylic) and have weathered the plane using art store pastels and I'm happy with the result. I'm looking to gloss coat it before I put the decals on to a) seal the pastel weathering and b) provide a smooth glossy surface for the decals. Before I finish it off with a clear matte (Tamiya again)
I read on here somewhere someone uses Tamiya Gloss X22 thinned 50/50 with Tamiya Acrylic thinner and airbrushed on to the model.

Is this correct?

For what I'm trying to achieve, will this method work?

Is there anything else I should do/know before I attempt this method?

As you can probably tell, this is my first fully "weathered" build so I'm looking for a reliable and good looking finish!

Any advice would be appreciated!
On The Bench:
1/48 Revell Spitfire mkII (Experimenting with technique on this cheap build)
1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair
1/48 Eduard Nieuport N 17 (First WW1 Bird)
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