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I was just trying to finish this tank off for gaming and I pulled down my can of Army Painter flat coat. I now have a lovely speckled Sherman tank. Any ideas on how to fix it? I literally keep looking at it and turning around and going back upstairs.

 

 

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Are the dots just discolored flat coat, or actual little bits of grit like particles?   Did they appear immediately, or only after it dried?  I’m wondering, if it’s just discoloration of some sort, whether another coat ( from a different can!) would help fix it.

 

if it’s grit like particles, the only I suggest I can think of is  turning it into a winter camo tank, and soray it with more white; or one with a lot of heavy mud splatter.  

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Last time this happened to me was on some metal Reaper minis for my Angel City Diorama.

I applied a coat of Reaper Brush On Sealer over it and the specks/grits dissapeared.

May be worth a try.

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11 minutes ago, Chris Palmer said:

Are the dots just discolored flat coat, or actual little bits of grit like particles?   Did they appear immediately, or only after it dried?  I’m wondering, if it’s just discoloration of some sort, whether another coat ( from a different can!) would help fix it.

 

if it’s grit like particles, the only I suggest I can think of is  turning it into a winter camo tank, and soray it with more white; or one with a lot of heavy mud splatter.  

 

That's similar to what I thought too. This isn't ruined - it is a tank getting snowed on. In which case, add more "snow". 

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The other possibility if it's particles with thickness is that you might be able to flake them off one by one. Which might damage the underlying paint layers, of course. I'd still try it, because you should know right away whether it's going to work and in that case, there's not much else you could do.

 

If not, as others have said, it might be clumping of talc particles, which can sometimes be fixed by another coat of dullcote or the like.

 

BTW, your AA MG looks like it's very sad. ::(:

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Look like ich - has the model been recently introduced to new models that also have white spots? Any recent changes of environment or other causes of stress?

 

On a serious note, I've seen many people suggest a fresh coat of sealer, from a different source of possible.

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