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Weathering Pencils with AK-INTERACTIVE : Yellow base

Weathering #pencils with AK-INTERACTIVE : Yellow base

AK Interactive Watercolor Pencil Set Yellow Chipping can be used to create realistic chipping effects on your scale models. Here’s how to apply it:


  • AK Interactive Watercolor Pencil Set (Yellow)
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Water cup
  • Small brush (soft bristles)
  • Masking tape (optional)


  1. Clean and dry your model. Ensure there’s no dust or grease that might interfere with the paint adhesion.
  2. Plan your chipping pattern: Decide where you want chipped paint to appear on your model. You can focus on areas prone to wear and tear, like edges, corners, or around hatches and rivets.
  3. Mask delicate areas (optional): If there are sections you want to completely protect from chipping effects, use masking tape to cover them.

Applying the chipping effect:

  1. Sharpen the yellow watercolor pencil to a fine point.
  2. Gently scratch the pencil along the desired chipping areas. The pressure you apply will determine the chip size; lighter strokes for smaller chips, and heavier strokes for larger ones.
  3. Dip your brush in clean water and lightly dampen it. Avoid soaking the brush, as too much water will cause the paint to dissolve excessively.
  4. Dab the damp brush onto the areas marked with the pencil. The water will reactivate the watercolor pigment, creating a chipping effect as it spreads.
  5. Build up the effect gradually. Start with light dabs and observe how the chipping pattern develops. You can always add more for a more prominent effect, but removing excess is trickier.
  6. Control the water flow: If the chipping effect becomes too exaggerated, use a dry brush to absorb some of the excess moisture.


  • Work in sections and allow each area to dry completely before moving on. This gives you more control over the placement of the chipping effect.
  • Practice on a scrap piece of plastic or model sprue to get comfortable with the technique. Watercolor pencils react differently compared to regular pencils, so it’s helpful to experiment beforehand.
  • Vary the pressure and direction of your strokes to create a more natural chipping pattern. Real chipping rarely occurs uniformly.
  • Clean your brush regularly to prevent color contamination.

By following these steps and practicing your technique, you can effectively use AK Interactive Watercolor Pencil Set Yellow Chipping to add a touch of realism to your scale models.

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