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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  9:04:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Larry its great to have time back at the bench again and start catching up on several projects.



Karl.A



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George D
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  9:17:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Itís interesting seeing your castings come to life.

George


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onl26
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  9:21:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're blowing me away Karl! You have to tell us about the effects on the truck.
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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  9:33:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much George and Kevin, good to have you watching.

Kevin I'm just starting a similar piece with the same effect, I'll try to remember and take some 'in-progress' pictures for you to see.



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simon1966
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  9:59:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit simon1966's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl, I am approaching my quota of atta-boys for the day, but that rusting hood is a delight to behold. Very realistic indeed.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  10:18:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Simon, I'm really quite pleased with how it turned out.



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BBLmber
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  10:19:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Karl, your detail painting and close-ups always inspire me. Tomorrow I'll work on more of the details for the shed. Keep up the excellent work.

Mark


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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/15/2010 :  10:47:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark, I look forward to seeing your progress.

Unfortunately I'm not always happy with my results..... This ones heading off to be stripped and redone tomorrow, thats all for tonight.



Thanks for all the posts.

Karl.A



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wesleybeks
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Posted - 07/16/2010 :  01:20:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im just going to echo what has already been said Karl. Just amazing work.

Did you follow Bretts instructions for any of the castings?



Edited by - wesleybeks on 07/16/2010 01:21:50 AM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/16/2010 :  09:33:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl I also echo all comments, outstanding casting work on your part. Now if I could get some of my logging truck frames to look that good. Or, any old piece of metal for that matter.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/16/2010 :  10:29:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
So, Kevin, here are the basics, although I did spend more time and a few extra steps on the truck which I can explain after work tonight, also bear in mind the wheelbarrow is not yet finished, this is just a quick outline.

Sprayed the entire casting flat black.
Dry.
Painted a rust colour over the metal areas.
Dry.
Sprayed with dulcoat.
Sprinkled coase sand onto the wet dulcoat.
Dry.



Sprayed top coat colour.
Dry.



Picked off sand with toothpick.



Dusted with brown/orange chalk.



As I said I took a few more steps with the truck hood, also, red really isnt a good colour for this.

I'll explain the differences later if you would like to know.

Time for work, more later.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 07/16/2010 10:31:23 AM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/17/2010 :  09:17:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote




Karl.A



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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/17/2010 :  09:35:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And I thought your "Rust Spots and Paint Chips" tutorial, months back, was an outstanding piece of work for that crane project. But, your detailing comes out looking like separate items in that tub. Maybe putting out a book on detailing items would be one of your forte's.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/17/2010 :  11:12:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks alot Louis, a large part of the 'individual componants' look is Bretts incredible castings, sharp definition between the items, deep undercuts and hollow areas, realistic positioning, just add to this some careful painting and blending/weathering.

The lettering is much more subdued in person, the camera just enhances the white too much. With that said it still may be removed, I'll decide when it's in position on the dio.



Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 07/17/2010 11:27:24 AM

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Bbags
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quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy



The lettering is much more subdued in person, the camera just enhances the white too much. With that said it still may be removed, I'll decide when it's in position on the dio.



Karl.A




Karl,
I like the sign on the tank for nothing says backwoods more than a hand written sign.

Since the tank holds water maybe you can use this thread which explains how Mike C modeled hard water deposits (lime and scale) on water tanks.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4369



John Bagley
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