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Tam Kinnear-Swift
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'How To' TutorialChipping 101

Join me and Jack(ie) T. Ripper as we show you how to get nice, shiny, natural metal on your model using .

Might contain several bad jokes and internet culture tropes.

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  1. Hello Tam. If your article contains just a single link to Youtube, you don't need to manually upload the heading image - iModeler will pull the Youtube still image automatically for you (provided that no other pics have been uploaded manually to the article). This way you can avoid showing two identical visuals.

    Feel free to give it a try - Hope this helps.

  2. This is a really nice video, Tam!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank Spiros, I'm glad you liked it. I dont think i realise dhow much work goes into making one video when i had the cough bright idea to start a youtube channel. Its nice to hear the hard work is being appreciated

  3. Thanks for sharing your entertaining and informative video, Tam. I haven't used chipping fluid yet but I have been recently keen to try it. I would prefer an all-acrylic approach as I don't like working with lacquers and enamels for reasons you mentioned. I think it's worth mentioning that paint chipping goes along with fading and a dusty abrasion from physical wear. I have tried salt chipping on Japanese WW2 subjects but went for discoloration and variation in the look of the exposed metal. It is not for everyone to do it this way but I think it is worth mentioning. Here is an example that I've been working on quite gradually.

    Some of the subtler chipping also follows rivet lines while other areas look like random scuffing. Discoloration of the paint finish is from pre-shading and post-shading plus oil wash, pastels and weathering pigments for both the camo and exposed metal.

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