How to Model Peeling Paint on Wood

How to Model Peeling Paint on Wood

If there is one thing modellers love, it’s old decrepit buildings, well worn and with peeling paint.  There are a number of ways to reproduce that look in miniature but my favourite, if you are using wood as the modelling material, is the Chuck Doan Method.  Chuck is an amazing modeller and it’s always worth looking at his models for inspiration.

This is a really simple method using a solvent to act as a barrier to stop the paint adhering fully and so being easy to peel off with sticky tape.

It really is simple so do have a go!

The Real World

Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint
Peeling Paint

Materials

  • Wood stained with:
    • Isopropyl Alcohol (I buy 100% but you can use rubbing alcohol instead)
    • Black india ink
  • Turps or Methylated (Mineral) Spirits
  • Tamiya paint
  • X-acto saw blade or knife
  • Scotch Magic or other sticky tape

 


Index

  • 00:14 The Real World
  • 00:32 Method
  • 05:53 Final Result
  • 06:22 Mini Kathys

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6 thoughts on “How to Model Peeling Paint on Wood”

  1. This should be on the NMRA British Region website. At the very least there should be a link to your blog.
    Excellent work as always Kathy. So good to see you sharing know-how!

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