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  1. 1 Pococurante
    August 10, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I should add, my guess is your new location is less humid and the drier air might cause gassing out at different rates.

  2. August 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Hi Steve,

    It’s been a while since I last commented on your blog, but I had two things to say that I thought were worthwhile enough to warrant me popping by.

    First off, many congratulations on the new shop, it looks fantastic and I’m sure this is going to be a mighty exciting time for you and Mary.

    The second thing is that I have an idea as to what may be causing your crinkling paint problem.

    You say all your paints are matched and are enamel based, right? And obviously you must know that gloss enamels take far longer to fully dry and cure than any other finish.

    Could it be possible that when you do the “touch up” spray with the gloss yellow, to which you then speed dry it with the cooling fan, and then you hit it with the clear – that it’s here where the problems start? The yellow may be touch dry enough to allow you to be able to handle the model, but it may not actually be fully cured. Then when you spray on the clear, because that does dry quicker, it starts to contact and crinkle the not quite cured yellow (that you’ve just applied) underneath.

    Effectively what I’m describing here, based on what you’ve mentioned in today’s video, is a well known weathering effect for peeling paint – you paint a quick drying paint over a slow drying paint to create wrinkles and crackles. You often see this in set building.

    Is this worth your consideration? I’m not saying that this is the answer, but to me it does appear to be the prime contender – especially as you’re forcing the surface of the yellow (rather than it’s full thickness) to dry with the fan.

    As a test, you could run an experiment on some spare plastic where you substitute the cooling fan for a heat gun to speed cure the paint, then hit that with the clear and see what happens. I suspect that you won’t get the crinkle.

    Best of luck to you!

    Happy Days. 🙂

  3. August 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    It’s the Smurfs, there trying to sabotage your work Steve………….LOL

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