Hello and thank you for all these kinds words, guys.
The chipping process needs a bit of experimenting because it varies with different brands and on which undercoat they might be layed over. For that result i've been setting colors as they lay on a real Hornet's pic i saw, using AK Real Color paints but i also set some AK Real Color satin varnish between each layer to have a retarding barrier. This helped me go slowlyer from a color down to another, as i make sure to keep very thin color layers. Time is also a factor you need to evaluate with your paint combo by experimenting.
normally, the more you wait, the more the chipping will be difficult to start. The start point must be reached slowly because there after, thing may go faster than wanted.
I use hairspray that has been decanted and let sit in a jar for a day or two ( i keeps bubbles for some time ) and spray it through my airbrush.
Brushes are also important, i used thin flat and sortened brushes, the shorter becoming the rougher.
Last parameter: water quantity on the brush: you want to keep it minimal and be patient if you want fine chips, to much humidity would start everything too fast and large.
Seems complicated, but experimenting gives results quite fast. It takes a few fails but then opens nice weathering tracks that I personnaly just start to enjoy !
from top to bottom of text this happened as such:
-gloss black GX-2 Mr Color
-KColor dark metal mix
-overall lightened light ghost grey ( the first grey before overhaul, i guess from the pic i used )/ consoles painted dark grey and protected ( i think, not too sure to remember )
-darker ghost grey and two mid panels done in ghost grey, airbrush variations and shadows ( story of anoverhaul or two ! the hell hole is also a patchwork of greys )
Throttle was eventually re-worked separately
i did the chipping maybe 4-5 hours later
It's more simple when imagining the whole layer cut and seen as a sandwich, like on the real one !
Then washes, brush painting, Anyz's knob decals etc
here are the colors used for the Yellow ( modern ones are rather pale )
an example of floor ( pic from Nate Pendergrass )
this pic is only a few months old and you can notice various hints of grey on sidewalls or just left the lower grid etc. Nowaday's Hornet have had now a long life ! That detail help giving a ntaural look and less monopiece look to the tub, i think