Vaseline chipping

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Vaseline chipping

Post by Aigore » March 31st, 2013, 1:51 pm

A wee titorial on vaseline chipping




I started by shooting the entire model in a dark grey mix I made from humbrol colors. For some reason I thought that it was better to do a primer/preshade with a enamel rather than the acrylic Lifecolor I use for painting.
It could just be an unfounded worry in that acryllics doesn´t stick to plastic but needs a medium inbetween. I usually use aclad primers to prime my kits but I thoguth it would be too much paint layers on this delicate model
if I first primed with alclad and then preshaded with darkgrey and then shot the colors.


Well it´s primed anyways :D/>

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Then I thought of chipping, I´ve previously used the salt chipping method on the SnowSpeeder last year but I really thoguth the chips were too large. So for the X-wing I´m trying out vaseline chipping!

I cut out a piece of a dish spunge and dipped the sctos brite end in vaseline....

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...Then dotted it about the surface of the X-wing....like so.

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I then begun painting, I´ve mixed light grey with white to get a really light grey :P/> I shot it in the center of the panels and such.

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Then I dusted thin layers all over the surface so I got just enough shine through from the preshade...

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When the paint was dry to the touch I used a piece of cloth to rub off the vaseline from the surface.

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I think this worked spectaculary well! The cipping was really tiny in places and looks nice and not over done!

The guns...

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And the air...um spaceframe

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There ya go! :D/>


Cheers!

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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by nicholassagan » March 31st, 2013, 4:10 pm

VASELINE!!! Oh good idea!!! You could do this with a silver undercoat, too...I think I'll be trying this soon...thanks!!!

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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by merseajohn » March 31st, 2013, 5:09 pm

Great, I use Maskol but Vaseline is cheaper! :)

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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by Rogueknight » April 1st, 2013, 4:13 am

I have seen this done with rubber cement which just "rubs" off... would't vasaline leave a oily resadue? Whenever I have used vasaline in the past its always been a bitch to clean up.

AND NO I wasn't using it for that....

I ran and trained in dry conditions and was prone to nose bleeds if you must know...
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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by Aigore » April 1st, 2013, 9:25 pm

Rogueknight wrote:I have seen this done with rubber cement which just "rubs" off... would't vasaline leave a oily resadue? Whenever I have used vasaline in the past its always been a bitch to clean up.

AND NO I wasn't using it for that....

I ran and trained in dry conditions and was prone to nose bleeds if you must know...
LOL

Well after I wiped the vaseline away with a cloth it could be a bit oily iin patches but the "oiliness" disapeared over night. It didn´t impact on the paint job in any way.

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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by blakeh1 » April 10th, 2013, 11:24 pm

Thanks for posting this. I will have to give this a try
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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by Stu Pidasso » June 10th, 2013, 6:31 am

Rogueknight wrote:
I ran and trained in dry conditions and was prone to nose bleeds if you must know...

Uh HUH... Chasing that white rabbit... :mrgreen:
Rogueknight wrote:Figured I had to post to keep Stu moist....

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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by DJSLY » June 11th, 2014, 11:31 pm

I tried another method of aging on my X-wing 1/48 FM, here are the steps:

- Primer undercoat
- A layer of dark gray acrylic
- 3 layers of hair spray (wait 20 minutes between layers ) yes yes hair spray, for my test I stole the hair spray of my wife's ;)
- The final layer of gray kit
- With a brush and cure tooth hardened in water, realized aging your paint you wish

Here are some pictures

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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by dupes » June 11th, 2014, 11:56 pm

Hairspray method looks good...and as far as I know, more controllable than the vaseline. Nice!
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Re: Vaseline chipping

Post by DJSLY » June 13th, 2014, 2:09 am

Here is a explanatory video with which I learned this method, sorry it's in French :oops: , but it allows you to see the different stages.

http://kws.figurines-tv.com/index.php?m ... res&id=213

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