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 Post subject: Armour Chipping
PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun 2016 19:41 pm 
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Hi all,
A couple of people have asked me how I do the chipping on my AFV's, so here is a wee demo. There are clearly many ways to do this, just do a search on YouTube there are lots, but this is how I do it.

1. Firstly I give the entire vehicle a coat of MIG AMMO A.MIG-044 Chipping (or what ever base colour you require).

2. Once this has dried, I apply a barrier layer of Klear. Any gloss varnish would be acceptable.

3. Then I apply AK Interactive AK088 Worn Effects Fluid, this can be applied by either an airbrush or hairy stick. I have tried both methods and they both work.
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4. Once you have done steps 1 - 3 you should end up with something like this. *NOTE - I am only doing the cupola for this demo*
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5. Apply your camouflage colour, in this case MIG AMMO A.MIG-011 Dunkelgelb aus '44 DG I. Again this can be applied with airbrush or hairy stick.
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6. Try not to let the paint dry to long, the longer it has to dry the harder it is to chip.

7. Apply clean water to the area that requires chipping, do not flood the area, just dampen it allowing the water to penetrate the paint activating the Chipping Fluid. Then start chipping, but remember to take your time and you should end up with something like this.
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8. The tools I use are very basic, a cut down brush and a toothpick.
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I hope this is of some use to someone :wink: if not, as I have previously said, have a look at YouTube :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun 2016 20:02 pm 
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Thanks Chris :thumb: I didn't realise it was multiple layers, I thought you painted the chips on afterwards (too late to try it on the panzer ii) :idea: What is the worn effects fluid made from? It sounds like it does a similar job to hairspray? :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun 2016 20:15 pm 
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lof03 wrote:
Thanks Chris :thumb: I didn't realise it was multiple layers, I thought you painted the chips on afterwards (too late to try it on the panzer ii)

I have painted the chips on before, but it was just so time consuming.

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What is the worn effects fluid made from? It sounds like it does a similar job to hairspray? :scratch:

I have no idea what it is made from TBH, and yeah it does the same job as hairspray but I tried that method 3 or 4 times and could not get on with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
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That's why I was surprised when you said it too about 10 minutes! Thanks very much for the demo, it really does look good :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
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I have used the hair spray method but found reated with my top coat. Chiping fluid is on my shopping list

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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
PostPosted: Fri 08 Jul 2016 21:14 pm 
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A stupid question, I know, but do you just chip the base coat yellow, or apply the camouflage then chip both? I'm going to try this on my Stug :nailbite:

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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
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lof03 wrote:
A stupid question, I know, but do you just chip the base coat yellow, or apply the camouflage then chip both?

Hi mate,
There really is no such thing as a daft question, its how we learn from others :wink:

1. Chipping colour
2. Chipping medium
3. Main base camouflage colour, then some chipping
4. Chipping medium
5. Second camouflage colour, them some more chipping

Hope that is of some help to you.
I look forward to following your Stug build :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
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Another stupid question, how do you know what base colour to paint?


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 Post subject: Re: Armour Chipping
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Hi Daz,
I all depends on the subject really, for WW II German armour I would go for Grey for early war and dunkelgelb mid to late war, the UK and the US were more or less OD unless in the desert.

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