When I airbrush Future, I try to apply my first two coats in a nice mist covering. In effect, I am sneaking up on it and providing a good base for the final wet coats. You need to be careful as the stuff will run quickly! I use a dual action Air Brush so that is minimized some. I do not dry Future coats with the hair dryer as that causes a grainy finish. I usually wait a day or two between coats. The third and fourth coats I lay on wet. After another couple days of drying, I will rub out the Future finish with Meguiers #7 or fine polishing compounds, if needed.
In my previous post, the #31 Lumina and the #28 Texaco both had Future finishes to seal the decals. The #28 was brush coated and polished. The Lumina was the better effort (airbrushed). Not certain if you ever saw the write up about applying Future to models? Check out the site at the link, it is full of great information. Hope this is helpful!
Definitely, I use Future to mix most of the acrylics I spray through my airbrush. I typically cut it 50 to 75% with the Future and finish out the brew with Rubbing Alcohol or Acrylic Airbrush reducer (Createx). I have had great results but it takes a lot of coats to build up a good color finish. I typically spray a good even coat then dry it with the hair dryer, then repeat until I am happy with the finish. You will definitely want to seal the finished paint after drying it a day or so with several coats of Future or you could build up a couple "light" coats of Testors Lacquers. Good fun stuff, that car should really pop when you are finished!
Hi Drew, they turned out very nice. I wouldn't fret the placement thing. You built some nice models and that is what counts most!
I will share a little tip for those crowd-judged shows in the future. Do not enter more than one of your models in the same class. You probably split some votes between your late models whereas if you had only entered one, that one most likely would have received a greater amount of votes and maybe had placed Either way, nice job on these!