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#1 Rusty Sierra

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

Hi guys, I have a new project where I'm looking to show off a rough looking paint job and would like to know if there's a way to make a decal look as if it's cracked paint that was applied to the car a long time ago. Any tips would be extremely helpfull.

 

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#2 TheRX7Project

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

Just an idea but what about taking some tape after the decal has dried and "ripping" parts of the decal up.

 

Also CA glue will do a number on a decal, but I don't know if you want it that far gone.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

something like this on the entire decal

 cracked-old-decal-sticker.jpg



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Are you making the Decal yourself, or are you trying to get the cracked appearance on an existing Decal?

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

it's an existing decal from an newer kit... I haven't applied it and it's still on the sheet



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

Vallejo paint line has a crackle medium, works great for stuff like this



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:39 PM

great resource. sounds as if you are familiar with the product line. assume there are additional special effects coatings. i think figure painters & military modelers rely heavily on Vallejo, but do you think car modeling warrants investment in the line? is it compatible with Tamiya spray? i think i'm looking for justification to buy! are the sets a value? or better to buy individual jars? does it require a clear coat (again cross brand compatibility)? thanks