Re: decal finishing help

Brian Carlson

Matt to you decal on this Matte finish or is that what you use to seal the
decals after you are done. Never had great results decaling on a matte

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY


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Subject: [STMFC] Re: decal finishing help

Brian J Carlson wrote:

I've not been happy with my last few decaling projects with Testor's
Glosscote. Any thoughts are appreciated.

I do a lot of custom brass work (mostly "O" scale but also some "S" and
"HO") for clients all over the US and Japan. I also custom paint and letter
the completed models. These a VERY demanding folks.

I went through all the common clear topcoats that the hobby traditiionally
uses, and then a few years ago, discovered Krylon 1311 Matte Finish. It's
the clear, non-yellowing topcoat that is most often used by artists in
setting completed charcoal drawings on paper.

It gives "beyond" fabulous results (sprayed right from the can). I have
since totally given up on Testors and other products, and use the 1311

In the past, I have attempted to place images in a folder in the photo
section, but since all have to be approved, and none ever have (still
waiting), I'd be more than happy to send you a few pics off line of some
completed models.

I recently finished off a mega-redetailing, re-powering and
painting/lettering of an "O" scale brass PRR I1sa. Again, I would be more
than happy to send you or anyone else that would like to see, images of
completed models on which I used the 1311 spray.

mforsyth127@... <>

Matt Forsyth

Modeling the D&H Penn Division/
Erie Jefferson Division
in "O" Scale, Summer 1952

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