Weathering

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Weathering

Joined: April 6th, 2011, 8:48 pm

August 21st, 2012, 2:34 am #1

Could someone please explain to me how to use hairspray to weather a model airplane. I prime my a/c and I understand the silver/aluminum undercoat of the primary colors but don't understand how or when to apply the hairspray and what to do afterwards.

Thanks in advance, EGG

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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

August 21st, 2012, 3:55 am #2

Paint the model with the base colour coat(s), some say only use enamel or lacquer but it doesn't have to be. Then do a gloss clearcoat unless it's gloss already, if you used acrylics for the colours then I'd do a clearcoat regardless of the finish of the paint just for protection. Most will say to use a non water soluble paint for the clearcoat but I've done it with Future with no problem, I just let it cure for 24hrs. Then spray or brush the hairspray on, let it dry to the touch, should only take minutes. Spray on the top colour coat you want to scrub off, use water soluble paint for this. How long you let it dry can determine how easy it is to get off, I usually wait about an hour. I then use a cheap brush with the bristles cut short to scrub water into the paint, as it works it's way through the top paint coat it will break up the hairspray underneath and the paint will start coming off. I find it best to do small areas at a time.
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 10:46 pm

August 21st, 2012, 4:01 am #3

Could someone please explain to me how to use hairspray to weather a model airplane. I prime my a/c and I understand the silver/aluminum undercoat of the primary colors but don't understand how or when to apply the hairspray and what to do afterwards.

Thanks in advance, EGG

Semper Fi
about page 3 (aug 5th) and look for my OTAKI Ki-84 posts. I explain how I did it in those posts. It is really simple. Read my post. It was my first time and I have pictures included that really details things. Good luck, have fun. I found for better control I just use the tip of an x-acto or piece of wood, end of paintbrush -worked well as opposed to scrubbing it with toothbrushes -pictures show this well in the post .

Have fun!
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Joined: March 4th, 2005, 9:59 pm

August 21st, 2012, 8:22 am #4

Could someone please explain to me how to use hairspray to weather a model airplane. I prime my a/c and I understand the silver/aluminum undercoat of the primary colors but don't understand how or when to apply the hairspray and what to do afterwards.

Thanks in advance, EGG

Semper Fi
If so, I advise you to apply a matt varnish over your natural metal. Otherwise it's too smooth and the camouflage will "wipe" off.

Once that is dry, spray a coat of hairspray, you'll only need one pass for small chipping. I always dry it with a hairdryer to speed things up.

Then, spray your camouflage. The thinner the top coat, the bigger the chips will be (the hairspray is more effective).

When dry, (a few minutes for acrylics), wet the area with tap water and then with a cut down brush start a light scrubbing motion. Keep the area damp and eventually the hairspray will dissolve and the top coat will chip off.
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Joined: June 16th, 2005, 6:19 pm

August 21st, 2012, 1:39 pm #5

Could someone please explain to me how to use hairspray to weather a model airplane. I prime my a/c and I understand the silver/aluminum undercoat of the primary colors but don't understand how or when to apply the hairspray and what to do afterwards.

Thanks in advance, EGG

Semper Fi
Your bible when it comes to the hairspray technique.

http://www.migproductionsforums.com/php ... f=5&t=3293

Steven Brown
http://www.scalemodelsoup.com
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:27 am

August 21st, 2012, 1:55 pm #6

Could someone please explain to me how to use hairspray to weather a model airplane. I prime my a/c and I understand the silver/aluminum undercoat of the primary colors but don't understand how or when to apply the hairspray and what to do afterwards.

Thanks in advance, EGG

Semper Fi
http://paulbudzik.com/tools-techniques/ ... guide.html

Paul

Current Project:

http://paulbudzik.com/current-projects/ ... ratch.html

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... 59&t=98433
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