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Offline midgetman

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Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« on: January 04, 2019, 03:04:52 pm »
Hi guys.. I have these but in a water based version as I live in the UK and couldn't get the laquer based shipped..
 Will these be ok. I will be final coating both jjs enterprise and my 1/350 refit with a clear satin.. is this ok or would you guys suggest another finish?

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 12:24:08 am »
I know people who have used the water based version (most of those in the UK for the same reason as you).  As I understand, they are a little bit more difficult to put the thin iridescent film down, so you may wish to practice a bit.

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 03:01:33 pm »
Nice one... gonna practice the weekend.. really finding it hard getting reference pics of Jj's enterprise though.

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 10:00:38 am »
I used one of these as the main aztec pattern on my refit. If you clear coat afterwards you do lose the effect somewhat.

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 05:54:34 am »
I suppose I have no choice using a clear coat as I'm using water based iridescent paints. I have the masks for the 1/500 for orbital its just his instructions are all black and white and not very clear.

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 07:43:58 am »
I used those polytranspar paints on my own JJ Prise with no problems at all (I am also in the UK/Scotland).

Apart from making sure they are well mixed prior to usage there's nothing to them although admittedly it was my first time using them as obviously we can't get the lacquer based versions.

I used a satin cote to seal the model up when I was finally finished.
Iain

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 08:05:33 am »
The water based paints are more than up to the task of staying put without a clear coat.

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 11:40:31 pm »
Clear coats are good for protecting decals. 
Id suggest you photograph your paint test before and after clear coat to decide if you like it.

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 12:47:17 pm »
TK Iain... was your final result dulled down by the satin coat.. I'm thinking of spraying inside the buzzards..  clear blue.. i am Not lighting the kit.. Will that work

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 02:23:55 pm »
Hi Midgegetman.

I noticed no dulling of the Aztecs once I applied the satin coat tbh as they are apparently supposed to be subtle.

I didn't paint the inside of the buzzards though I wish I did.

Here's the link to my video so see what you think:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCoAAlpNep4

Iain

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 04:55:35 pm »
TK Iain..that was excellent until the lights went on and then it was spectacular... I see you used mostly blue iridescents with some red on the saucer.. two questions.. did you do a block of red or freely sprayed sections.. and two .. did you use just blue elsewhere on the ship

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 02:33:51 am »
Hello again

I used mostly blue all over the model and although not really noticeable I also used gold and green. The Aztec effect is most obvious on the saucer but the entire model has it.
Iain

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 11:10:26 am »
Looks great that. The aztec works really well on there.

When the lights went on I thought it was the discoprise.

You see what I did there  ;)

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2019, 01:07:26 pm »
Been a little experimenting with these paints on a non primered 1/350 saucer.. so this saucer was well shiny.. I used a gold and red and result was very subtle..are these colours not as vivid as the blue shown in Boyds vids or because water based do I need to lay on heavier... also.. when I do start do I absolutely do all masking before any painting .. like the little guns and stuff on the saucer (jj enterprise)

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Re: Polytranspar shimmering paints?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2019, 04:31:39 am »
It depeds what look you are after. Mine is very very subtle. Just a hint of colour in certain light at certain angles. I've seen other enterprises that are like rainbows. Either way these type of paints like a dark basecoat to bring them out. The look is subtle on white generally.

 




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