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onl26
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Posted - 03/25/2011 :  9:49:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
YM
Are you calling out for help?
OM



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UKGuy
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Posted - 03/25/2011 :  10:27:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
OM
I am..
YM



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George D
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Posted - 03/26/2011 :  07:53:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UKGuy

Side note: this is in fact a portrait of an old (previously lost to the world) shingle which I hastily found under my desk.



Karl, I have the same backup storage area. I wonder if we all went under our workbench and dug up little odds and ends that we found, if collectively, we would have enough to make a little structure.

George


Fly Army

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Geezer
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Posted - 03/26/2011 :  08:28:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok...I have stained the framing and will asemble it today.
Next will be the siding "weathering"....I am becoming to
see where "less is more" with these rembrant chalks....
"YM"..."OM"....?? I would believe I am the "OM" on this
build...that is if "OM" translates into "Ol Man"...lol
After all, I am "The Geezer".....



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Geezer
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Posted - 03/26/2011 :  3:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well....No one around, so I will sneak in my progress and sneak oyut of here without getting in trouble.....
Here's the deal:

This is just the stain, no chalk yet....kinda dark....I did do the frame darker, just in case....

Applied some light gray as a base, and darker "splotches" (?) for variation....Much better.....Before blending.....

And this is where I am at right now, after a rubdown with paper towel...didnt have any steel
wool....worked pretty good I think.
I am not sure I like my attempt at the nails...they were done with a mechanical pencil.
I know they dont rub off....So, fire away gents, always glad for comments/guidance.



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Geezer
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Posted - 03/28/2011 :  5:13:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got some work done on the shed this morning....
need to finish the back by adding ther remaining 5 boards on the bottom.

You really need patience with the frame....kinda rickity,
til you have the roof on.

Coupla shots of the roof sheathing instaled...


The roofing is just at random, I didnt measure or use a straight edge. I will probably cover it with black strathmore paper. The shed roof will be shingles.
So, back to work to stain the "cutoff" marks and darken the shed frame a bit more....Started the oil tank support today as well.....
I'll be back!



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Geezer
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Posted - 03/29/2011 :  09:38:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Couple little shots this morning....

Got some "rolled roofing" on this morning & brushed on some grimy black acrylic for effect.
I think with some chalk, it will look alright.
The "bumps" went away when it dried completely.

Just to see what might be.....


How 'bout sime NBW's?



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ETinBH
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Posted - 03/29/2011 :  10:16:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am enjoying your build - nice progress

Elliott

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 03/29/2011 :  2:03:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Geezer. I like the paper towel rub idea and will give it a shot soon. Funny, some things are on the bench in front of you all of the time and one never even considers using it. See.... the OM can teach new tricks!

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

Edited by - hon3_rr on 03/29/2011 2:04:51 PM

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Geezer
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Posted - 03/30/2011 :  4:03:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little push forward....I decided to try my hand at "rusting" with chalks....Comments most welcome:

Large Oil drum.....


I will run some piping (wire) from the pump to the drum, and one down a larger pipe into the ground.
Also think I will try some A/I with a small brush around the fill spout on the drum

I tried to get a lighter color rust on the smaller tank
that sits in the shed....figgered it wouldnt be as rusty
as the one out in the weather.....
Whaddaya think?



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George D
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Posted - 03/30/2011 :  6:50:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, I like the rust. How’d you apply the chalk?

George



Fly Army

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Geezer
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Posted - 03/30/2011 :  7:20:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks George -
Well....First, I primed the drum with
wally world flat black primer....couple thin coats.
Then, I made a wash of Polly Scale rust that was thinned
down with regular alcohol. I put some on the top and let it run
down the sides naturally. When that was dry, I put on some
plain alcohol, and scraped on different colors of chalk, sort of
"dabbing" the mix with a 1/4" stiff brush. When I wasw happy with it,
I wet it again with plain alcohol and just let the the fresh scraped
chalk stay there until dry. Thanks for stopping by.....
letting it dry between coats.



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Geezer
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Posted - 04/01/2011 :  03:37:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If anyone is watching....on the cedar shingles
for the roof - max width is about 1/4"...should be various sizes inbetween....Yeah?
Texturing cedar shingles....cut into strips first...wire brush....then cut to length and re do the edges....comments please.



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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 04/01/2011 :  04:33:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job Bill, rust looks good!!


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/02/2011 :  2:07:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These are lovely details, Bill. Very nicely rusted.



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