ALCLAD II is a new product to me. It is part of a product line familiar to many scale modelers building aircraft. Many railroad modelers like Trevor Marshall and Jimmy Booth have used it for a long time. I tried it out this afternoon. It is different from my normal Testors or Model Masters flat lacquer. It is slow to dry and slow to go flat. That is a surprise to me. The stuff is thin enough to shoot directly without thinning. I did clean up with lacquer thinner.
The boxcar roof shown above was sprayed with the ALCLAD flat. I had previously done several washes of Vallejo acrylics. I like the end result of the flat finish.
Oh yes, the barber pole was shot with the flat as well. I had painted the sign with Tamiya flat white, wash of black Vallejo wash and gloss sealer before decals were applied. The decals are vintage Rick Leach silk screen printed decals. The stripes were printed on an ALPS. The pole and crossbuck are styrene. I built this for an article in Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association Mainstreeter magazine.