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  • Builiding Jordan Vehicles by Karl Osolinski

    Several of us are building or will build some Jordan vehicles. Ken has given us an excellent tutorial with photos. I thought it might be helpful to get tips from another modeler of Jordan vehicles.

    When I visited Karl Osolinskit last Christmas, I was admiring his Jordan vehicles & noticed how well they look. He has built many of them & even sells them on E-Bay. I asked him to share with us how he builds them. I also mentioned that some have had problems with Ceramcoat peeling off. I am posting this for Karl with his permission.

    Paul




    “I've never had the Ceramcoat peel off of a Jordan vehicle - I really like using it on them. Building the Jordans is a pain but there is nothing else out there like them. I recently counted up the ones I have on my models and it was over 80 of them - boy, that took some time. Anyway, this is what I do:


    1) Build per the instructions using Faller Super Expert Plastic Glue applied with a small brush. I also use Ambroid Pro Weld at some joints.

    2) After the model is complete, I spray on a basecoat of black over the entire model. Maybe this is what gives the Ceramcoat a "tooth" to grab onto. I use anything I have - I get large spray cans from a local hardware. Krylon makes an Ultra Flat Black Primer that works very well. Be careful - some of the cheaper ones craze the plastic.

    3) I just choose colors to paint the fenders and roof - not too scientific but whatever looks "right" to me. I use Ceramcoat with their thinner. I put a little puddle of paint on an index card, dip into the thinner and then into the paint - I suspect I dilute it close to 50/50. Then brush the mix on - don't keep moving the paint around just let it sit on the model and it will level out without leaving brushmarks. Let it dry (takes about 15 minutes) and put on another coat the same way. Depending on how you dilute the paint will determine how many coats you will need to cover - it usually takes me about 3 coats. I did just finish one that took 5 coats but I painted the entire body of the truck and there is not a brushmark on it!

    4) After everything is dry on the body I usually paint the spokes or wheels a contrasting color - it gives a nice "pickup" color on the model. Also, paint the radiator frame with a metallic silver. Testor's makes a nice one but I've also been using Ceramcoat Metallic Silver, lately.

    5) Weather the vehicle with powdered chalks - grays and umbers are a good choice.

    6) Give it a real quick spray of Dullcote - don't flood it - just barely hit it with the spray.

    That's about it, Paul. Once you start getting a feel for the paint and diluting it you will move right along. Remember, the paint WILL NOT cover in one coat and, most important, do not move the paint around once you have it on the model - that is what makes brushstrokes. It won't look real good after the first coat but by the third coat you will be amazed - it will look like you sprayed it on!

    Hope this helps,

    Take care,

    Karl”

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    For those of you who might want more info on how Karl uses Ceramcoat Paint, Thinner & Color Float, you might want to look at the topic on Acrylic paint. The link is: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...?TOPIC_ID=5207

    Paul

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      For those of you who might want more info on how Karl uses Ceramcoat Paint, Thinner & Color Float, you might want to look at the topic on Acrylic paint. The link is: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...?TOPIC_ID=5207

      Paul

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      • #4
        Here are some examples of Karl's vehicles.






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          Here are some examples of Karl's vehicles.






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            Here are some more.






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              Here are some more.






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              • #8
                I like camp runamok! Carl does a great job on his models, I'll have to give it a try.

                Thanks Paul

                Harry

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                • #9
                  I like camp runamok! Carl does a great job on his models, I'll have to give it a try.

                  Thanks Paul

                  Harry

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                  • #10
                    Paul,

                    Thanks for posting that. There's some good info there as well as some great pictures of magnificent models.

                    George
                    The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                    • #11
                      Paul,

                      Thanks for posting that. There's some good info there as well as some great pictures of magnificent models.

                      George
                      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                        Here are some with his vehicle place in service on dioramas.






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                          Here are some with his vehicle place in service on dioramas.






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                          • #14
                            I won a few model car contests in my time so believe me when I say ....Bravo Karl !

                            It's tough to pick a favourite as they are all magnificent but for me it's a dead heat between the woodie wagon and the stake truck .But then there's that Mack ....hmmm

                            Thanks for showing us .

                            TERRY

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                              I won a few model car contests in my time so believe me when I say ....Bravo Karl !

                              It's tough to pick a favourite as they are all magnificent but for me it's a dead heat between the woodie wagon and the stake truck .But then there's that Mack ....hmmm

                              Thanks for showing us .

                              TERRY

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