Preserving card models

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by Biased turkey, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    I just finished my 1st card model structure for an N scale ( 1/160 ) model railroad.
    I have a spraycan of Testors spray lacquer used for styrene structures.
    Could I use it on a paper structure ?

    Tia for any suggestion.

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  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    What I have read is to use a spray matte medium sealer.

    Loren
  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Beautiful building! Great job!

    I don't think I would use that spray on this model because it would make it shiny and then it would look unrealistic as bricks aren't shiny.
    I would save the lacquer for a car model or something else that is supposed to be glossy looking!

    Russell
  4. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    Matte spray lacquer is fine

    Rick
  5. badgerys

    badgerys Member

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    Either satin clear or matt clear in pressurepacks works very well for my railwaybuildings.Just apply a few coats since the paper will absorb the paint and plasticise it.It also makes the buildings a lot more robust.

    Kind regards from Down Under

    Dieter