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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
When do I apply Dullcoat?
TheGame
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 02:47 AM UTC
I finished putting on the basecoat on the Panther I'm working on and now I'm ready to start the wash, dry brushing, etc.
Should I put the dullcoat on before the weathering steps or after everything is done?

Pretty soon I won't have to ask you guys these newb questions anymore
GunTruck
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 03:03 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I finished putting on the basecoat on the Panther I'm working on and now I'm ready to start the wash, dry brushing, etc.
Should I put the dullcoat on before the weathering steps or after everything is done?

Pretty soon I won't have to ask you guys these newb questions anymore



My method is to Dull Cote in the closing steps of the miniature. It wraps everything up and evens out the different mediums - oils, drybrushing, gloss underneath and on top of decals, etc. The overall Dull Cote is near the last thing you want to do to your model.

Gunnie
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 03:57 AM UTC
Thanks Gun, I thought that seemed the most logical.
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 05:16 AM UTC
I also gloss coat prior to decaling and weathering. Keeps the surface smooth to control the wash. Dullcoat is the last thing I normally do.
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002 - 05:45 AM UTC

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I also gloss coat prior to decaling and weathering. Keeps the surface smooth to control the wash. Dullcoat is the last thing I normally do.



That's a Roger!

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