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Philip
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Posted - 02/13/2018 :  12:42:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not hip on blue, but I like it!

Philip



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/13/2018 :  3:03:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave this really is looking nice.

I think the roof should be shingled if you had more brown on the one you have I think it would look a like better!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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David Clark
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Posted - 02/13/2018 :  3:32:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, my wife thought it too pink, as well.
Cheers,
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 02/13/2018 :  4:13:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking pretty good Dave'..Don't be so hard on yourself'...


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Hopeless
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Posted - 02/13/2018 :  9:16:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Always trust your wife. Mine is the best critic I have and is right most of the time. I think it looks fine.

Roland



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David Clark
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Posted - 03/05/2018 :  6:37:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We had Chinese food last night and I thought I would try my hand at making some corrugated steel roofing panels. I cut out the bottom and rubbed out any ridges to flatten it out. Then I used a bamboo skewer to press the ridges in using a piece of plastic sheet that was labelled as "O scale corrugated sheet".
I cut the aluminum into scale 6-foot sections, pressed in the ridges and then cut those strips into 3-foot wide pieces.
I think I will paint them with grey primer to look like galvanizing and then perhaps spray a bit of Rustoleum camo brown for old rust and add some chalks for brighter rust. Maybe instead of spraying the dark rust brown, I will use a sponge to daub brown and rust patches. We'll see. Any tips, hints, suggestions, and comments are, as always, welcome.
Cheers,
Dave








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Philip
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Posted - 03/08/2018 :  10:25:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great, Second helping

Philip



Edited by - Philip on 03/08/2018 10:26:31 AM

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David Clark
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Posted - 03/08/2018 :  12:12:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Philip, that was my wife's response...."now we need to order in more Chinese food!"
Cheers,
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/08/2018 :  2:39:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good use of aluminium Dave'. and perfect corrugated sheets'.. I'd pray them with a clear coat, gloss or flat, first, to give the spray paints more bite. I found the paint adheres better for some reason than just the paint alone..


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David Clark
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Posted - 03/08/2018 :  2:57:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that input Ted. I would have thought a grey primer would adhere the best, but I can see that if I use the clear coat instead, then I can just weather the natural colour instead of trying to adjust the grey.
Thanks,
Dave



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brucet
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Posted - 03/08/2018 :  5:50:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave I did the same thing. Works fine. My 'only' er but is making the paint stick. Next time I would suggest washing the foil first in soapy water to get all the surface clean. I use acrylic paint and find that on many areas of the foil the paint wont bite.

Mind the sharp edges as well. I found that the red paint was actually coming from the cuts in my fingers!!!

bruce



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Philip
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  12:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use this product, the medium gauge
https://www.amaco.com/products/ae-foil-aluminum-12-pegcap
I think most better craft stores stock it.

Philip



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David Clark
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  12:18:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Philip, does it come with Chinese food? there may be a down side. LOL
Thanks for the tip, I will check it out.
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  2:22:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You got it Dave', Glad to lend a hand'..


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David Clark
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  01:06:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found some time to put a loading dock on Chant's and to give it a new roof. I weathered it a bit but haven't fastened it down yet.
I think it looks better.
Cheers,
Dave




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