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von Schwartz ver 225 Jan 2021 4:47 p.m. PST

There is a TMP member with a blog and he does a lot of armor, and achieves a great camo effect by base coating the vehicles, and then he applies some white foam that looks like shaving cream, and then airbrushes, I assume, the camo paint over it. When dry he brushes or washes the white foam off and gets a GREAT mottled camo look.
For the life of me I cannot remember his name or the blog site. I would like to know, what is that stuff he applies and how does he apply it to such great effect? He used to do a bunch of "DIY" posts and maybe I could pick up some tips?

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2021 5:38 p.m. PST


I have seen people uses silly puddy for this painting trick.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2021 7:28 a.m. PST

Micromark sells special masking film for this:

DyeHard26 Jan 2021 9:59 a.m. PST

Masking is a very big topic.

Sadly I have not seen the exact blog you are looking for.
But there are many liquid masking fluids on the market. A water soluble one is alluding me right now, other than cheap hairspray (more often used to achieve a paint chipping effect). Oh wait, there is this one: Which might work.

Most of the fluids leave a hard edge, but can be splattered on to achieve random patterns. Typically pulled off with a soft rubber. See such as:


Other camo effects are from Silly Putty, Blue Tack, Poster Tack,

And like the Parafilm, there are many Fisket Films to cover larger areas:

von Schwartz ver 226 Jan 2021 4:03 p.m. PST

Pity, I may try some of the fluids, but I will keep searching, like a chubby Diogenes.

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