Not sure if this is the right place for it. It’s more about technique than paint perhaps?
I’m looking for additional options for gloss varnish. For flat I’ve used testor’s dullcote through the airbrush kind of forever and it works well.
I never got the hang of future. I tried Alclad (not the Aqua) but I think some stuff I varnished three years ago is still drying… I keep coming back to Tamiya X-22 but I seem to go through it so fast I’d like an alternate (or a way to buy it cheaper in a big bottle). I have just tried Alclad Aqua. I might be able to get cozy with it. It went on great, was quite smooth, but then I had a bit of an accident with it. It sputtered out of my airbrush when I was spraying post decals and left a couple of blobs. I brushed it out but it didn’t finish smooth. So I chalk this up to poor technique on my part. But it leaves me with a question: can I know sand this somehow to get it smoothed back out? Will another coat of it level the whole thing (sounds like wishful thinking).
With X-22 I would probably spray it with a couple of thin coats of Mr Leveling Thinner.