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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Hairspray technique Reply with quote

i have never done this before and i was wondering how it works, i would be spraying the stuff direct from the can:

1 do i put a thick coat of it on or just mist it on?

2. how long should i leave it to dry?

3 how soon can i apply the top coat and when should i start to remove that?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need a ton of it. Think of it like a layer of paint, but one that will melt once you get to the final step. Everything should be dry before you begin, otherwise you'll just smudge it when you wet the top layer of paint.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hair spray technique? Do tell?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raser13 wrote:
Hair spray technique? Do tell?


Srsly? Razz

Basically, you apply a layer that you want to show as chipping, such as silver. Then you apply the hairspray on top of that and finally your top paint color. Then once the paint is dry you wet an area with water and this softens the hairspray, allowing you to make chips and scrapes with the implement of your choice, showing the silver underneath.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and if you've never done it before I would highly recommend doing a practice piece first. Won't take but a minute and you'll totally get it once you give it a try.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always just flicked silver paint on with a tooth brush to gt that effect. I'll have to give it a shot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can also be done with salt and some water (esp. on large scale models).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dizzyfugu wrote:
Can also be done with salt and some water (esp. on large scale models).

Salt method....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done it with rubber cement as well
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be clear, hairspray isn't used as a mask like the salt and rubber cement. It's more of a way to separate the base layer and the paint layer so you can scrape/sand/rub away the paint however you want. Two completely different techniques. Masking is planning beforehand, hairspray is following your gut and artistic eye afterward.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hairspray?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the hairspray/salt technique for the very first time last month and well, I think I more or less got some kind of results. Instead of using just salt and water, I sprayed the hairspray quite thick by accident. And in the later stage where I scraped off the salt, I got very nice pock-marks which sort of adds texture to the rust. My Base coat is silver.

Here is the result and I rusted with Abteilung Oils #060 and #070.




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