How to achieve this

10-07-2015, 01:32 AM
Hi everyone,

I would like to paint my kit replicating the matt-ish effect like those on some 1:1 supercars. The attached are what I want to achieve. Could anyone please guide me on what kind paints to basecoat to clear - all that are relevant to achieving the said result - to use.

Much appreciated.

10-07-2015, 09:40 AM
Matte clear over whatever else color you put down.

10-07-2015, 01:30 PM
or if you use tamiya water-based acrylics, you can mix a very small amount of flat base (X-21) to the paint you're using. modify until you get the flat finish you want.

not sure if this'll work too with gunze/mr color and academy paints, but i assume this might.

10-07-2015, 07:16 PM
My favorite is the Gunze Mr Semi Gloss Clear or whatever they call it. Really nice texture, not dead flat but close, and doesn't pick up oils like Testors.

10-10-2015, 08:13 PM
Thanks guys for your input. Can I confirm that semi-gloss is the way to achieve the matt-ish finish? So then, do I use gloss paint and then semi-gloss clear over it OR flat paint and then semi-gloss over it?

Do I polish it as the final step? I suppose this defeats the purpose of the matt-ish finish?

10-11-2015, 03:08 PM
either way will work, since your top layer will still be semi-gloss clear. no need to polish it as you might defeat the purpose of the semi-gloss layer.

10-11-2015, 07:40 PM
Semi Gloss Clear is actually closer to Matte vinyls for wrapping cars than Tamiya Matte clear is, so i reckon Semi Gloss Clear

10-12-2015, 06:06 AM
Use matt colors

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