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April 27 2017 at 10:45 AM
Gordon Parker  (Login GordonParker)
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I have been hearing about hairspray use by modellers.
Is it to keep out hair extra poofy after a long day hunched over a kit? Or is there a practical use?
I do realise poofy hair is practical for some, so no offense meant.


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Jon Arnold
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Hairspray? Pssst!

May 3 2017, 5:36 AM 

The gist of it is to reproduce worn, chipped paint effects, and/or faded/worn winter camo whitewash with the base colours showing through...

Briefly: paint base colour primer, apply barrier varnish, allow to completely dry.

Then apply the hairspray (or several mfrs have chipping mediums) and then your topcoat, & distress to taste.

these youtube videos give a better explaination

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Gordon Parker
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Thanks Jon!

May 3 2017, 11:58 AM 

Psst indeed!
Sounds very intriguing and I will watch the videos today. I have been very impressed with the look of a couple of CMP's models with the paint heavily chipped and worn.
The chipping looks great when well done but I do wonder at the level of the effect on active AFV's or in fact any military vehicle other than wrecks and derelicts.
A lot of the maintenance that would involve bolt tightening and such would have been done out of service and then any exposed metal would have been re-painted.
When I was in the reserves we were taught that rust was death and any exposed metal was usually painted that day.
I guess that's what you mean by "to taste".


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