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Carlo
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« on: March 21, 2012, 03:03:33 PM »

Hi,
At risk of hearing laughter and derision, I present my first attempt at weathering with the hairspray technique.
This is 1" scale, and I used 3 coats of paint (orange-over-gray-over-rust), separated by hairspray. I think, for
one thing, I waited too long before scratching (6-8 hrs.). Second, I was too ambitious with layers. Finally, I
scratched so much that it all blended together. I welcome constructive comments and critique.
Carlo



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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 04:00:29 PM »

I'm no pro but the scratches on the base look to large for the size of the piece. Use something smaller for the scratches. Also, wouldn't the scratches be the other direction since things will slide onto and off of the dolly?

The corners of the tubes look nice! I tried the hairspray technique last weekend and only waited anout 10 minutes before I started to scratch off paint.

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 06:05:23 PM »

Sounds like you know the problems already.
I think you waited too long also.
And, you should have sealed each layer so as not to disturb it with subsequent ones.
In addition I find the wear/scratches too large as well.

I dont use hairspray but just use acrylic paint (model masters) over a solvent base (i.e. rust)
You could have done the grey primer and/or/over a rust in solvent and in the correct places.
Then use the acrylic as a top / color coat.
i wait no more than 15 minutes and use a brush and some isopropyl alcohol to "remove" the paint.
My fingers also work good to "wear" the paint away.

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 01:38:09 AM »

Not bad, just not great. Is it possible to remove the paint and start again? You seem to have the general idea, just not enough experience to get the results you want. -- Russ
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