Weathering using hairspray technique

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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I remember some time ago there was discussion with reference to using hairspray to weather / add rust to plastic models. Can anyone shine some light on the process again.

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    Toto
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks for that Yorkie. I think before trying it on a model, I'd try it on some sheet styrene going through the various layers of paint , primer etc.

    I think I get it. I tidied the shed today and set up a bit clear space for painting etc. Looked out the spray booth, compressor, and air brush. Time yo have a little play around.

    Thank you Sir.

    Toto
     
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    Sounds like a plan Toto, reckon its always best to practice on a bit of an offcut or similar to get to grips with a new or unfamiliar technique... talking about air brushes I put the final coat of Loco Green on 70010 today and I'm really pleased with the result. Mastered the technique of spraying now with thanks to Dundee for showing me and advice given.:tophat:
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks Gormo, I'll check the links out after I've done posting.

    I knew either or both you and Gary had done something on this before. The results were impressive. I've plenty of plastikard to practice on first before letting RIP on anything of value. :avatar:.

    I've been reading up on utube with reference to getting paint mixes right and also on stripping down the airbrush for cleaning.

    I am looking at a reasonably straight forward tamiya military scout car to build and have a go at. Also, as I type this, I have just remembered that I have a couple of plastic van kits from Parkside Dundas that I built ages ago which could become fresh victims. :avatar:


    It's just that brave first step as usual.

    I'll post up regardless of what kind of kit I do first.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Good tactics Toto.......just practice on card or an old wagon.......I seem to remember you bought one or two of those el cheapo OO Gauge coaches that came with a magazine years ago.
    They would be worth sacrificing in the name of honing your skills.....turn them into derelict rust buckets.....it`s quite fun when you get into it.
    And a tip I learned from Gary.......Thinners........don`t buy it from your hobby shop........too expensive......buy it from a car accessories place.........you will not believe the difference in price and as such, you can use it generously to clean your airbrush.
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Just revisited that excellent tutorial. It's all coming flooding back.

    Thanks Chris.

    Toto
     

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