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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/17/2010 :  11:43:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the idea John, I had infact thought of adding Mikes detail to the tank but in order to do it I would need to put down another layer of dulcoat for the alcohol to react with. This would eliminate alot of the chalk weathering/texture.
I did come up with the idea of just masking off the area where I want the dulcoat to go and am still considering it..... I'm just scared right now, I'll most likely get over that though and try it, after all, whats the worst that could happen......

Karl.A



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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/17/2010 :  2:18:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well, after almost three very frustrating hours I think I can honestly say....

"I wont be trying that again... on a finished casting" .........



'SIGH !'

Karl.A



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dallas_m
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Posted - 07/17/2010 :  4:37:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bummer! Understand and share your frustration at least occasionally ... but (a) pretty certain that you'll end up with something even better, cuz you usually do ... and (b) try it again on a junk or spare casting. Enjoying all the updates ... even the ones that back step ... all part of the learning progress (for you and the rest of us). Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/17/2010 :  11:14:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the support Dallas much appreciated.

As usual it worked quite well on the spare/test castings, however when it came to the 'real deal' it failed, I spent most of the time trying to make it work properly, then correct the issues, then just make something 'passable' with other alternatives, all in vain, oh well no big deal.

Usually when I try things out on the unseen side of something they turn out great, then when I try to replicate it on the 'seen' side it always falls short.....

Anyways, after that unsuccessful start to the day I got some 1:1 work done, then back home to the bench and a few hours with the other details......















Karl.A



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ETinBH
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Posted - 07/18/2010 :  10:05:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
good work!

Elliott

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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/18/2010 :  11:39:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Elliot.

Karl.A



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onl26
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Posted - 07/18/2010 :  2:57:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the castings Karl. You are getting some real nice chipped paint effects and very nice subtle coloring on the benches and cabinets and their contents.
Kevin



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lab-dad
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Posted - 07/18/2010 :  4:22:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good stuff!
Love the copper pipe, great idea!
-Marty



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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/18/2010 :  10:59:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kevin and Marty , much appreciated, it's rewarding to see different small 'touches' being noticed.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 07/18/2010 11:00:43 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/19/2010 :  07:49:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice indeed.

Jerry


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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 07/19/2010 :  11:16:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl, you've done a great job on the castings. They look so real...just the right amount of tarnish and weathering!

Mike Hamer
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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 07/19/2010 :  11:51:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The details are very nicely weathered!

Arthur


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Bbags
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Posted - 07/19/2010 :  1:04:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,
Nice castings.

In this picture,


Are the green things bottles.
Some have open tops and others look like a cork has been inserted into the top.
Just wondering whats in the unopened ones.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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lab-dad
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Posted - 07/19/2010 :  1:14:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
"Just wondering whats in the unopened ones."

-Air



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UKGuy
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Posted - 07/19/2010 :  4:04:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the positive comments guys, much appreciated.

Yes John the 'green things' are supposed to be bottles.
I gave them a coat of high gloss clear finish to try and make them look more like glass but it doesnt show, they will most likely get chalk-dusted and dulled down like everything else.

I havent decided / found out what will be in them yet, hence no labels. The one that I did label back on p13 was for oil.



However after painting and labeling it I relised that good 'new' oil isn't black, old oil is, so now the content dilema.

I drilled holes in the top of the bottles without corks to make them appear open, I did this on the Tool and Rigging shed details so felt compelled to do it here for consistency.

Karl.A



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