Post hard pastel Clear coating with a wash?

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  1. Vengeance

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    Hi guys,
    I'm back, so it must be winter.
    I've just finished hard pasteling the panel lines and applied smoke marks and gun residue to my 1:48 Tamiya Corsair (the one that has taken 2 years thus far) and now I'm about to apply a semi-gloss clear coat to lock it in.
    However I also want to apply a bit of a dirt wash to my wheel wells to give a sense of weathering and wear. Being a water based wash, I'm thinking if I apply the wash before the clear coat it may react with the pastel and end up a terrible mess. Should I apply the clear coat first and then go in with the wash once the clear coat has dried?

    Any thoughts??
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    Depends on what you clear coat is. Might be OK if it's an enamel acrylic could wash out with an acrylic. Suggest you experiment on some scrap.
     
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    Sorry, the semi gloss spray I intend on using is Mr Hobby semi-gloss in a can. The wash is Vallejo dirt wash and the pastels were cheap, chalky, pastels I got from a $2 art shop. I followed Mr Littles excellent pdfs regarding pastel and pencil weathering!
     
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