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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  6:25:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David I just got done doing the same thing. Making tin panels from aluminum and painting them gray, hammered silver and rust.


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brucet
Engine Wiper

Posted - 10/11/2018 :  6:50:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FWIW there is another way to make iron sheets. I use corrugated cardboard. If you go into a craft store and look at the corrugated board there you will find various sizes. I simply cut it into the right size, 6'x3' for me. Then simply peel away the top and bottom layers. I find the card board way easier to work with. You can easily crumple it. Tear away sections to represent rust holes. And it takes paint much better.

Just an idea!

bruce



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David Clark
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  10:25:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, maybe it was your pictures I saw...
Bruce, thanks for that. My issue is not with the material but with the effects.I thought I might be able to just use powders but I'm not proficient enough. Paint is more my thing.
Thanks for looking in!
Cheers,
Dave



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brucet
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  11:02:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave I have a sheet of gray foam. The type that brass models etc etc are packed in. I cut off a small 1/2"x1/2"x1/2" cube. Put some Raw Sienna acrylic on a plate. Gently dip the cube into the paint. Then dab the paint onto the iron with the cube. Especially along the edges. It will give you that spotty/rusty look. Don't overload the foam with paint. It's a case of less is more.

I'll see if I can post an image or two of cardboard iron!





Edited by - brucet on 10/11/2018 11:26:58 PM

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David Clark
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Posted - 10/12/2018 :  12:02:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, that's a mighty fine roof!
Cheers,
Dave



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Rick
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Posted - 10/12/2018 :  12:19:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wait a minute.
The roof in that last picture is cardboard?
That's outstanding!
Thanks for sharing that.


As you think, so will you be.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/12/2018 :  7:04:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I believe there is a commercial source for cardboard “corrugated iron.”

Mike


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David Clark
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Posted - 10/15/2018 :  8:39:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I added some Burnt Umber oils to the sheets and dragged my barely-moist brush through it to feather out the colour. The pictures are oriented differently (one parallel to the sun and the other perpendicular to it). I think they look better. I might add some lighter rust spots.
Again..comments or hints appreciated.
Cheers,
Dave







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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/15/2018 :  9:04:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very much improved. You are getting a very realistic rust effect.

Mike




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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/16/2018 :  09:03:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, your sheet metal came out wat better than mine. Suggestions: quit while you're ahead.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 10/16/2018 09:04:49 AM

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David Clark
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Posted - 10/16/2018 :  12:56:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, thanks.
Frank, now that I have the Palmer "stamp of approval" I will take it and run!
Cheers,
Dave



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David Clark
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  8:14:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ONE STEP BACK, 2 STEPS FORWARD?
So I finally got up enough gumption to redo my backdrop. It was just getting in the way of my finishing off anything. every time I went down to work on it I just ended up staring at it in indecision. Today, I took the backdrop down and repainted it. It is now darker but also larger and, I think, more to scale.
For comparison, see the pictures on page 7.
Cheers,
Dave










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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  9:36:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

You’re a brave man painting individual trees. Yes, they look better. A veritable jungle. Nicely done.

Mike



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Rick
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  09:17:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job on the backdrop.

As you think, so will you be.

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Philip
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  09:32:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


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