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onl26
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Posted - 06/08/2012 :  4:29:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well YM, when you say you are going to do something you get right to it. This will be a good clinic for all those watching on how to paint, weather and detail these little gems. I tend to not polish the parts as extensively as you show here. What are your thoughts when doing so and do you go back and re-blacken areas that might represent darker or rusty parts?

OM



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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/08/2012 :  4:50:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Wes, I will also look forward to your updates.

Thanks Kevin, my thoughts...hmmmm...
primarily it is corners, raised edges and details, and also areas of natural wear that have the majority of the 'polishing'.
Once the parts are painted and then chipped the raised areas and areas of wear will remain slightly shiny, due to the natural wearing and polishing of abrasion.
The areas which are chipped due to damage or neglect will be re-blackened to a dull finish and then further effects added... oil, rust, grime..etc.
I'm considering trying to 'Doan it up' a little also, but time will tell if that ever happens....

Karl.A



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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  12:16:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
As I was unhappy with the innitial paint job and chip effects I did yesterday this morning was time for a quick Xylene 'bath' and to start over.

Luckily the xylene does not effect the epoxy, just the paint, therefore the assemblies will remain intact.



Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 06/09/2012 12:18:40 PM

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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  2:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote






Karl.A



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onl26
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  2:56:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmmmm.........seems like I've seen the old xylene bath trick before from you YM! Well I really like the effects you've achieved on the wheels. Did you use craft paint or one of the more pricey products and is your resist just the blacken-it or maybe some hair spray?

OM



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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  3:15:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks OM,
I had wanted to do the tractor grey but couldnt get good coverage in any paints that I tried without it being 'clumpy'. So I ended up going back to yellow craft paint, it's still too thick but hopefully I can fix that as I progress.



There was no resist used, just painted directly onto the metal and chipped with a toothpick.

Karl.A



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  3:49:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl

Those wheels look perfect to me. Nice job. Looking forward on how you progress on the engine block part.

Jerry


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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  6:43:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Jerry, I'll certainly try to kep you up to date....







Karl.A




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sierrawest
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  6:50:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit sierrawest's Homepage  Reply with Quote
looks awesome, rust and chipping very effective...

Brett



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  8:12:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl thanks for the update. And a very nice job with the chipping and rust.

Jerry


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UKGuy
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Posted - 06/09/2012 :  10:52:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words Brett and Jerry, great to hear from you both.

A little more progress after dinner...





Karl.A



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BillMichaels
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Posted - 06/10/2012 :  12:10:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Brilliant work, Karl. The rust and streaking effects on the hood and radiator are about as close to perfection as you can get. Not to mention the wheels and greasy engine.

Simply awesome!



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wesleybeks
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Posted - 06/10/2012 :  01:22:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl.

Now I'll have to go and redo my tractor. Its difficult to compete with awesome work like yours. Very nicely done.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 06/10/2012 :  05:30:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the rust on this parts. The sides of the wheel feature some splendid texture.


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 06/10/2012 :  10:56:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of the castings are looking great. On the wheels, how long did you allow the yellow craft paint to dry prior to chipping with a toothpick? Thanks in advance.

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

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