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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/07/2020 :  02:45:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good start!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/07/2020 :  08:11:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful window. Great start.

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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jbvb
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Posted - 03/07/2020 :  08:24:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your patience and skill will get you there, but it will be a long journey.


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Terrell
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Posted - 03/08/2020 :  4:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rich, Mark, Bill, Ray and Jerry !!

Yes, it's going to be a long journey and the road keeps getting longer.

I finally got a good crackled paint look. Except I wasn't going for that.




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Pennman
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Posted - 03/08/2020 :  6:05:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks really great Fred. Some things happen for the best when we least expect it.

Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/08/2020 :  6:37:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thatís a great effect. Do you know why that happened and are you going to be able to do it again?

Mike



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Terrell
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Posted - 03/08/2020 :  7:50:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys.

It is a great effect but not what I wanted on this build. I'm pretty baffled as to why it happened. There's 3 coats of paint on the walls. I painted them once with something I had on hand that I thought was close to prototypical. Then decided I didn't like it. Went to see if I could find something close (in a rattle can), couldn't. So I decided to go with what I had but it needed a second coat, I did. Decided this morning I still didn't like it and found something a little "better". Sprayed it with that. And that's what I got. I've had that happen using different brands, particularly enamel and Floquil together but this was all Rustoleum. So that surprised me. Can I duplicate it for the other 2/3 of the build, I don't know. It could be the 3 layers of paint, could be I have to paint all three layers in the morning, leaving identical cure time between, at just the right temperature with just the right amount of humididtyÖ I don't know!



Edited by - Terrell on 03/08/2020 7:51:55 PM

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Pennman
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Posted - 03/08/2020 :  8:23:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, Fred, that's what I was thinking either it was affected by humidity or perhaps the paint was old, separated in the can or wasn't shook up enough. If it was me, I might try using a brushable acrylic paint with a little flow improver mixed in. The brush marks would be unseen. Whatever you decide, I'm sure you have the experience to correct it.

Rich



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Terrell
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Posted - 03/08/2020 :  8:54:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I should have mentioned that the wind has to be blowing out of the northwest, gusting to 40mph, one day and out of the northeast, gusting to 30, the next.

I do know 2 things, I'm not going to rebuild those 7 walls and I'll never paint again on March 8 if it falls on a Sunday. You can mark my words.




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Carl B
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Posted - 03/09/2020 :  07:23:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
never paint again on March 8 if it falls on a Sunday.

That's just good science.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/09/2020 :  10:07:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

never paint again on March 8 if it falls on a Sunday.

That's just good science.


Better not paint next Sunday either. Beware the Ides of March.

Mike



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deemery
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Posted - 03/09/2020 :  10:25:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Somewhere I've seen crackle medium, that you'd mix with the paint. Michaels in the craft paint dept?

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/09/2020 :  11:05:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I'm not going to rebuild those 7 walls.

I hear ya' there.


Frank

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/09/2020 :  11:38:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the old "Snap,Crackle and Pop" gremlins at work!!

I'm sure with your talent it will be just fine!


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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Terrell
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Posted - 03/09/2020 :  2:13:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, I went over the walls with another light coat this morning. It has toned down the crackling enough that I can live with it. So construction is resuming.... until the next calamity.




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