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After a disaster with Humbrol matt varnish yesterday, I have just about managed to salvage this build now. It left a white residue on the surface, meaning I had to weather the helicopter more than I wanted to to blend it all in a bit and make it look even slightly acceptable

Revell NH90 TTH in 1/72

Painted with Revell aqua colours, weathered more than planned with Eazi weathering powders.

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Thanks for looking,

Jason

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Super build you did there !

But I cannot understand how you managed to have problems with the

Humbrol matt varnish !

I have been using it for years; I never had a problem with it.

Of course you have to wait until the paint is thoroughly dry.

If it is not the case, the fresh layer will try to lift the older one.

Good luck. Polo.

:mike:

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Super build you did there !

But I cannot understand how you managed to have problems with the

Humbrol matt varnish !

I have been using it for years; I never had a problem with it.

Of course you have to wait until the paint is thoroughly dry.

If it is not the case, the fresh layer will try to lift the older one.

Good luck. Polo.

:mike:

Thanks Polo and Houston.

Is that the 125ml bottles of clear matt you're referring to, or the older ones in the smaller bottles? It's the 125ml bottle I used, and it seems to be a common problem after a Google of it- Humbrol have mentioned that their tests suggest it's to do with the temperature being too low or because of moisture in the air. The gloss coat in the 125ml bottles went on perfectly though- will definitely be using that one again.

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A light coat of gloss or satin varnish will lift the white marks out, I've done this before too. To much varnish to quickly seems to be a cause of this too.

Rgds,

Eng

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A light coat of gloss or satin varnish will lift the white marks out, I've done this before too. To much varnish to quickly seems to be a cause of this too.

Rgds,

Eng

Cheers Everyone.

Thanks for the tip Eng- I did actually give it a light gloss coat which seemed to work at first, but there were one or two parts where the white started coming back- I didn't want it to be too gloss, so thankfully managed to just about cover them few bits up.

Thanks,

Jason

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