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General Category => Painting & Weathering Techniques => Topic started by: chester on June 25, 2008, 07:28:02 PM

Title: cracked paint
Post by: chester on June 25, 2008, 07:28:02 PM
I actually had this happen quite by accident (as happens frequently). This is a scratch built structure in 1/87 out of styrene. I sprayed the structure with a Krylon red oxide primer that I decanted into an airbrush cup. Impatient as I am, I painted the structure by brush with an acrylic craft paint (Ceramicoat) in the linen white color apparently before the primer had a chance to completely dry. I'm not sure but I believe the different drying times made the top coat of acrylic paint crack as you see. I then coated it with a dullcoat to stabilize it since it looked like the cracked paint might peel off. It may be a bit much for the scale but might prove to be an interesting technique on something larger.

Title: Re: cracked paint
Post by: marc_reusser on June 25, 2008, 09:51:16 PM
Very cool chester. I think it definitely has some possibilities...especially in a larger scale, and if one goes back in and carefully/randomly flakes of smal chips an areas.

FWIW...I recently bought a "crackling" mixture from Vallejo made especally for models, but have not had the time to test it.