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Will thinners in the paint mix cause the 'glass' to fog? I'm planning to do an OO gauge Class 25 and would appreciate expert advice before I start.

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Can't answer your immediate question, but you could always try acrylic paint thinned with water.  

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Will you be using cellulose, acrylic or enamel paint? What make is the class 25?

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Hello Mick,

I normally use Precision enamels thinned with white spirit fpr my weathering.

The Class 25 is a Bachmann model.

John.

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In that case, John, you will not have any problems with fogging. If you feel you want to be ultra safe then mask the glass before starting, but you could quite safely airbrush your mix over the glass and then clean up afterwards with white spirit on a cotton bud.

 

There's an example here, albeit not a class 25:

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/21575-a-land-rover-series-1-of-indeterminate-length-step-7-windows/

 

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If you mask off the area covered by the wipers, any fogging to the rest of the screens should add to rather than detract from realism.  

 

John

 

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I think white spirit does tend to fog clear plastics. I use Flory Models washes for clear parts, they're basically a clay suspended in water which is slathered on, left to dry, then wiped off leaving behind bits that you want dirty. you could also get a similar effect from pigments or pastels.

 

I used Flory Dark Dirt on my Sentinel which turned out fairly nice.

 

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On 14/08/2019 at 19:39, Dunsignalling said:

If you mask off the area covered by the wipers, any fogging to the rest of the screens should add to rather than detract from realism.  

 

John

 

Important mention of the wiper-swept area. Few drivers want to drive while peering through a dirty screen. After all, if they misread a signal, they will be the first ones to suffer any consequences! Try to ensure that part of the screen is squeaky-clean. 

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