efrick Posted August 14, 2013 Share Posted August 14, 2013 Hey Folks, This past weekend, I shot a coat of Tamiya XF-63 "German Grey" onto cockpit components of the ME-163. Rather surprisingly, the paint dried with a high-gloss finish (and, by high gloss, I mean shot-with-three-coats-of-Future high gloss). I used Tamiya thinner, mixed to my usual ratio of 60% thinner/40% paint, shot through my trusty old Paasche single-action airbrush. In the past, this has never failed to deliver a nice, flat base coat. Although, in the great scheme of things, this won't matter in the end (after the detail painting, drybrush, wash, and flat coat) I am very curious as to why this happened in the first place. It did leave a slight orange-peel effect as well, although I think that will disappear under the flat coat. The pic attached doesn't quite capture just how glossy the parts are currently. If anyone has any thoughts on what happened here, I would be happy to hear them! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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