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Replicating Peeling Paint




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Frank Iacovella


If you are trying to replicate peeling paint on a fighter or other large scale model (1/72 to 1/1) airbrush or spray paint your model. Wait an hour or so, and then cover the model with a gloss spray paint(use paint by a non-modeler manufacturer i.e. Dupont)and wait another hour. Repeat a few times(it takes practice!) This causes the dreaded orange-peel effect, but it looks very much like peeling paint with a little bit of sanding. Make sure you paint a metallic shade under the top color.

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