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Chipping techniques
Posted by JMorgan on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:14 AM

Why go to all the trouble of using salt or hairspray for chipping when a simple sponge dipped in paint will work and give a similar effect?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:18 AM
It's no trouble,I like trying different techniques and seeing the results. I also chip with a brush or sponge.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:20 AM

I guess it depends how much chipping you want. The sponge seems fine if just doing some light chipping around sharp edges. But if you want to show a heavy weathered white wash with the original scheme showing though i don't think the sponge will cut it.

I can't say i have seen anyone use the hairspray or salt for light chipping.

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Posted by Les.61 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:19 PM

I am new to the process of chipping so did the following experiment.

Top is Salt and Bottom is Chipping Compound

 

Close up of Salt

 

 Close up of Chipping Compound

 

I found Chipping Compound allows for more freedom in result and also easier on the edges where salt would not stick but salt has some advantages so just depends on what you want the effect to look like.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:11 PM
Looks like your a victim of Photobucket,no pics

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Posted by Les.61 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:23 PM
I can see them when I connect. Can you try again. Had an issue and had to edit and the 2nd time they showed up.
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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:45 AM

Les.61
I can see them when I connect. Can you try again. Had an issue and had to edit and the 2nd time they showed up.
 

No sir,all I see is that meter telling us you need to upgrade for 3rd party hosting.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:15 AM

Les.61
I can see them when I connect. Can you try again. Had an issue and had to edit and the 2nd time they showed up.
 

Unless your paying PB 400bucks a year, it won't work.

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Posted by Les.61 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:27 PM
Have tried another image site. How does it look now?
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Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:52 PM

For the most part I agree with you. I can't seem to get small enough chips with the hairspray technique. I know Mig Jimenez and Michael Rinaldi swear by it and they are experts at it, and I do use it but I find I need to use 000 brush and sponge also get the right balance.

 

Good topic though!

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:06 AM

Another option for a chipping Medium is rubber cement. Paint your base color and after it dries apply your rubber cement. You can get pretty good control over how much or how little depending upon your applicator- brush, toothpick, sponge, etc. Apply your top color then remove the rubber cement after it dries. It's an old school method originally used by model train types.

 

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