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Alternative chipped paint method




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Erin Lantz


Paint the part to be chipped the color of the metal it supposedly made of. Let it dry. Use a crappy old brush to blot area with latex rubber in small random pattern. Let it dry. Paint the part in final color and let it dry. Pick off the latex with an exacto. Cool effect taught to me by a portrait painter in college.

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