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AK interactive Chipping Effects
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 02:37 PM UTC
Rick Cooper tries out the new Chipping Effects and Pigment Fixer products from AK interactive.

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Thanks!
SSGToms
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 12:33 PM UTC
Thanks for the great review Rick. I look forward to trying these, all of the AK products are easy to use and perform as advertised! I was blown away by AK's dark steel and track rust pigments and track wash - I'll be adding these new products soon!
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 12:47 PM UTC
looks like good stuff
Karl187
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 02:57 AM UTC
I've had mixed results with different brands of hair-spray so I reckon these products are just the ticket, nice review Rick.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 06:13 AM UTC
So, basically, if I understood correctly, the process is still the same as with the hair spray (except without actually using an hair spray)? Looks interesting.

Rob
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 06:44 AM UTC

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So, basically, if I understood correctly, the process is still the same as with the hair spray (except without actually using an hair spray)? Looks interesting.

Rob



I'm going to assume its a similar formula to hairspray, except they're charging premium for what you get in a small bottle?
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 08:52 AM UTC

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I'm going to assume its a similar formula to hairspray, except they're charging premium for what you get in a small bottle?



Two notable features of this product, to me at least, is that it is acrylic based and nonflammable (the hairsprays that I have used contain alcohol and are flammable). Also, as Karl pointed out, different brands of both hairspray and paint combinations performed erratically, so I'm hoping that this product will give more consistent results. I'll have to give it a try myself to find out
Metal_blast
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 05:36 PM UTC

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I'm going to assume its a similar formula to hairspray, except they're charging premium for what you get in a small bottle?



Two notable features of this product, to me at least, is that it is acrylic based and nonflammable (the hairsprays that I have used contain alcohol and are flammable). Also, as Karl pointed out, different brands of both hairspray and paint combinations performed erratically, so I'm hoping that this product will give more consistent results. I'll have to give it a try myself to find out



Keep me posted
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 02:12 AM UTC
Hey all,

I'm having a hard time trying to find a place to buy the Chipping Fluid or Work Effects. Anyone have any good ideas about where to order these in the US? Looking online at the 'usual suspects' for buying modeling supplies hasn't turned up anything for me. I'd like to try this stuff, but I need to find it first!
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 02:24 AM UTC
Curtis, we're lucky enough to have AK interactiveUSA:

http://ak-interactive-usa.com/

and a list of dealers this side of the ocean:

http://www.ak-interactive-usa.com/dealers.html
cabasner
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 02:53 PM UTC
Thank you, sir! I'll check on one or more of those dealers soon!
firefox83
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:30 PM UTC
Another feature I've seen years ago on planes for chipping was water and salt. Basically you wet the area, sprinkle some salt on it and let it dry. Once done, you paint your top coat, then brush the salt away, and same effect. Works good too, but this is a nice looking product. Will have to give it a try myself.