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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 01/06/2011 :  6:03:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What the .... is that, never seen a tool like that before..


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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/06/2011 :  6:24:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It is for installing screen material into screendoors or window screens, its used to push the beading into the groove that holds the screen material in place.

It also works good for putting tire marks into diorama base, which is obviously a much more important use for it

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 01/06/2011 6:25:29 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/06/2011 :  6:33:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Obviously.



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stockjunkie
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Posted - 01/06/2011 :  11:48:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit stockjunkie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent work! I have a question for you. On page 4, you have a photo of some siding. It is in between the photo of the framing and the new tool. How did you distress that wood, and what did you use to color it? The weathering and coloration are supberb. Thanks, JD.


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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  02:26:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'll answer in the morning JD,I've been busy playing, no actual progress but I'm too tired to type much.



Karl.A



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dallas_m
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  08:46:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roof panels look good ... please describe process when you get a chance ...

Sorry about the sidewalk ... though it doesn't look like a terrible problem from this end ...

Still haven't seen a single taxi ...


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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wesleybeks
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  09:33:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More terrific work Karl.

Nice work on the corrugated siding.



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  12:58:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really hate to be dense here and I'm not trying to inflict any more pain in a 'sore spot', but what the **heck** (insert other 4 letter word starting with your choice of letter) is wrong with the sidewalk? What am I missing? The coloring is OK, groves are maybe a bit deep, but that's a non-issue. Is it the texture? Sorry Karl, but I'm just not getting it, and others appear to be. Can you beat me over the head with a empty beer bottle and point my nose in it? Thanks in advance... I think....

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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dallas_m
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  1:06:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not Karl, but maybe with some time-lapse photography I could play him on TV! (24-hours builds, are you kidding?)

But, here's my guess ... if you look at the first sidewalk picture on the previous page, it looks fresh-cast ... then in the next photo there are some discolorations. I *think* that these just mysteriously appeared and stuck in Karl's craw (whatever that is) ...

And, yet, to you and me they pretty much look like the discolorations that just naturally occur in concrete ... so, I'll be curious too if the real Karl enlightens us!


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  1:11:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
JD the siding is made of birch coffee stirrers, most of that graining is naturally how they come. Some extra graining was added with an exacto.
They were initially coloured in A&I,
once applied to the framing they were dry brushed with dark grey then light grey,
then two more washes of A&I.
Finally black chalk on a detail brush was used along the bottom and in areas where the boards were split.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 01/07/2011 1:26:18 PM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  1:16:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Dallas for colouring the corrugated roof...
pannels were sprayed with grey auto primer.
when dry sprayed with flat black
when dry light grey craft paint was brushed on thinly allowing the black to show through slightly
Testors "rust" enamel was then stippled on with a stiff brush
Cheap craft "burnt umber" was then stippled over the rust
Panels were then applied to the roof
Black chalk on a detail brush to enhance the edges and shadows.
finally a wide brush over with very little orange/brown chalk to blend and enchance.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 01/07/2011 1:28:29 PM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  1:19:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Kris, here are the problems with the sidewalk



possibly due to adding the chalk before the paint was fully cured. I repainted it yesterday and it will probably be atleast a week before I get back to it as my BlueSky delivery arrived yesterday, it should be good and dry by then

Thanks to all for the comments.

Karl.A



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UKGuy
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  1:24:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yes Dallas in the pictures they look like natural wear but in person they look terrible.

Karl.A



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dallas_m
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  1:54:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the write-up of the roofing panels ... all of the techniques combined in the process sound comfortable and familiar ... the outcome looks great ... think you've just scripted the process for weathering my roofing panels. (Roof? What year will that be?)

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
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hon3_rr
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Posted - 01/07/2011 :  1:59:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK... I understand and thanks. I too have had a failure like this, back in the Quincy thread. I know what you mean about the picture, which in this case does not really show the issue. Looking forward to seeing you return to this build once you are done with the Blue Sky... which will probably be about Monday, 3 days from now.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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