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  1. I don't build many Revell kits, but I thought this looked interesting. It was ok, but some parts defied easy fitting and required a bit of persuasion. The colour is slightly too dark, I mixed it myself, as I couldn't get the correct shade of Very Dark Sea Grey in acrylic. I also must say that the decals were not very good, quite brittle and the carrier film was opaque, so no matter what I did you could see it. This is the first kit I've built where I've had a go at 'paint chipping'. I think it came out quite well and will definitely give it another go. Jon.
  2. Hello fellow modelers. I have decided to build the Dragon's 1/35 Tiger 1 for my best friend. All was going well until I had to do the paint chipping. I have tried it first with a brush, but was in general dissapointed. Therefore I removed the paint and started again with AK worn effects. After disastrous results with the AK worn effects, where the paint just cracked and fell off in large pieces (TWICE!), my frustration really grew. I've spent countless hours looking for videos on how to paint chip, but none were helpful. I came across this site: http://www.scalemodellingnow.com/tbfinishing-armourpaintchipping If we look at the chipping its very tiny. My question is, how do you make that kind of chipping, as all I can do with my 0/2 brush is significantly larger and less realistic: http://shrani.najdi.si/?1v/xq/2ElpQ4uk/tiger-1-6.jpg I didn't even come close. If you have any advice on how to do that kind of chipping I would be very grateful. I've watched that guys video but the chipping that he does at the rear is easier and totally different to the one on the hatch. Best regards, Jaka
  3. Worn Effects Acrylic Fluid AK Interactive If you've ever wondered how AFV modellers create those wonderful distressed and chipped paint effects, it started off with people using hairspray to add a water soluble layer between coats of paint. Time moves on however, and frustrated by the lack of control that your typical hairspray nozzle gives, and the smell of most of them, AK came up with this new fluid. It is odourless, and water soluble, but is applied by airbrush, giving much better control over application and resulting in thinner layers that allow more flexibility in the removal of the top layer of paint. Use is simple: Paint your model with the base colour, and let that cure for a few days Spray 1-3 thin coats of Worn Effects fluid over the painted surface As soon as the surface is dry, airbrush the next coat of acrylic paint Once the top coat is on, use a damp brush to wet the surface and remove small quantities of paint Continue to scratch and scuff the damp paint until you achieve the effect you want Conclusion This is a much more pleasing way to achieve the familiar chipped and abraded look of a well-used AFV, mainly because it is real chipping and wear, rather than paint laid over the top to simulate it. Some of the effects that you can achieve are truly stunning, but as always check your references to ensure your finished result is reminiscent of the real thing. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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