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MikeC
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Posted - 01/29/2003 :  6:32:19 PM  Show Profile
OK, guys, this is the best I can do for the time being. I forgot that tomorrow is Thursday and I'm leaving town for the weekend. So I won't be taking any "progress" photos tomorrow afterall.

Anyhoo.... this is a quickie I snapped late this afternoon of one of the clapboard scraps I experimented with last night. The colors in the photo aren't totally accurate, but they're close. I circled the area that I finally settled on for a paint "scheme." (It's the one I described earlier today.)

In case anyone is wondering, I propped the pieces up on my airbrush easel to photograph them. That's why there are holes behind the scraps.




Edited by - MikeC on 01/29/2003 6:36:04 PM

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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/30/2003 :  08:43:37 AM  Show Profile
Hi Guys,

Well I spent last evening weathering siding and painting the castings. I still have yet to decide what paint/stain technique I'm going to use, but I figure I may do some experimenting this weekend. I purchased a new digital camera yesterday, a Kodak DX4330, so I will try to experiment with that this weekend also.

Harry



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Rusty Stumps
Fireman



Posted - 01/30/2003 :  09:18:07 AM  Show Profile
Mike, are those nail holes made with the pounce wheel? Is there a particular number of teeth on the wheel or do you just buy a standard?


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MikeC
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Posted - 01/30/2003 :  10:31:30 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Rusty Stumps

Mike, are those nail holes made with the pounce wheel? Is there a particular number of teeth on the wheel or do you just buy a standard?



Walt, I got my pounce wheels from MicroMark. They come three per set, 1 "large" wheel, 1 "medium" wheel, and 1 "small" wheel. I used the small wheel for this siding. If I ever knew the tooth count for each wheel, I've forgotten it.

Everyone,I went ahead and finished coloring all of my siding last night. Now it's got all weekend to dry as I'll be out of town until Monday. So that's the last of my Foss' 'reports' for a few days.

Harry, glad to hear you got your new camera. The Kodak DX4330 got some really good reviews from the digital camera magazines not too long ago. I'm looking forward to seeing some photos.



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MikeC
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Posted - 01/30/2003 :  10:31:30 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Rusty Stumps

Mike, are those nail holes made with the pounce wheel? Is there a particular number of teeth on the wheel or do you just buy a standard?



Walt, I got my pounce wheels from MicroMark. They come three per set, 1 "large" wheel, 1 "medium" wheel, and 1 "small" wheel. I used the small wheel for this siding. If I ever knew the tooth count for each wheel, I've forgotten it.

Everyone,I went ahead and finished coloring all of my siding last night. Now it's got all weekend to dry as I'll be out of town until Monday. So that's the last of my Foss' 'reports' for a few days.

Harry, glad to hear you got your new camera. The Kodak DX4330 got some really good reviews from the digital camera magazines not too long ago. I'm looking forward to seeing some photos.



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Rusty Stumps
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Posted - 01/30/2003 :  11:09:23 AM  Show Profile
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Originally posted by MikeC



Walt, I got my pounce wheels from MicroMark. They come three per set, 1 "large" wheel, 1 "medium" wheel, and 1 "small" wheel. I used the small wheel for this siding. If I ever knew the tooth count for each wheel, I've forgotten it.




Mike, as I'm kind of a JoAnn's Etc customer I thought I could convince my wife we should go by there this weekend and I'd see what they had. Of course once I mention it she'll beat me there. In the meantime I'll check the MicroMark catalog, I must have 15 copies around, and see if I can figure the tooth count.



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ANo10
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Posted - 02/02/2003 :  2:51:35 PM  Show Profile
Greetings all,

I finished the distressing, weathering, warping and wall braces. Yesterday put a light coat of Floquil grime on the seven walls. I deviated and applied an india ink/alcohol wash on after the paint dried. The grime paint is in it's 48 hour cure period and the next coat/wash of Boxcar red goes on tomorrow noon. Today, I'm working on the windows.

Will try to reach an agreement with my digital and post pic's early in the week. I am also backing up pictures with 35mm.

Later,

Jim



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ANo10
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Posted - 02/02/2003 :  2:51:35 PM  Show Profile
Greetings all,

I finished the distressing, weathering, warping and wall braces. Yesterday put a light coat of Floquil grime on the seven walls. I deviated and applied an india ink/alcohol wash on after the paint dried. The grime paint is in it's 48 hour cure period and the next coat/wash of Boxcar red goes on tomorrow noon. Today, I'm working on the windows.

Will try to reach an agreement with my digital and post pic's early in the week. I am also backing up pictures with 35mm.

Later,

Jim



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Bbags
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Posted - 02/02/2003 :  3:33:36 PM  Show Profile
Hi
All
Well I have completed 4 of the 7 walls and have 3 to go. I have been completing 2 walls at a time. Ageing then painting. While the paint is drying on 2 walls I am aging 2 more etc. I would like to be able to start on the windows tomorrow, they are all painted so I will be assembling them. For the walls, I went with the shoe dye first, then a wash of Ceramcoat Wedgwood Green, then a drybrush with CN Gray #17 and Antique white.
I am going to take some 35 mm pictures and then try to post them here.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Bbags
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Posted - 02/02/2003 :  3:33:36 PM  Show Profile
Hi
All
Well I have completed 4 of the 7 walls and have 3 to go. I have been completing 2 walls at a time. Ageing then painting. While the paint is drying on 2 walls I am aging 2 more etc. I would like to be able to start on the windows tomorrow, they are all painted so I will be assembling them. For the walls, I went with the shoe dye first, then a wash of Ceramcoat Wedgwood Green, then a drybrush with CN Gray #17 and Antique white.
I am going to take some 35 mm pictures and then try to post them here.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

Posted - 02/03/2003 :  08:43:31 AM  Show Profile
Hi,

I spend most of the weekend finishing the weathering and the started painting. I decided to go with a light blue for the main color after the india ink wash. I'll post a few photo's after I get them completed to my liking.

Harry



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Hangem Harry
Crew Chief

Posted - 02/03/2003 :  08:43:31 AM  Show Profile
Hi,

I spend most of the weekend finishing the weathering and the started painting. I decided to go with a light blue for the main color after the india ink wash. I'll post a few photo's after I get them completed to my liking.

Harry



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Rusty Stumps
Fireman



Posted - 02/03/2003 :  10:57:28 AM  Show Profile
Interesting reading the various approaches to painting and weathering this kit.

Has anyone tried the "correcto type" method? This is where you use the sheets of correcto type white material and apply them over the aged wood, let the material flake off somewhat to look like peeled paint.

There was an article a short time back in Model Railroader and I was just wondering if anyone has done this yet?

Walt



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Rusty Stumps
Fireman



Posted - 02/03/2003 :  10:57:28 AM  Show Profile
Interesting reading the various approaches to painting and weathering this kit.

Has anyone tried the "correcto type" method? This is where you use the sheets of correcto type white material and apply them over the aged wood, let the material flake off somewhat to look like peeled paint.

There was an article a short time back in Model Railroader and I was just wondering if anyone has done this yet?

Walt



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ANo10
Fireman



Posted - 02/03/2003 :  1:13:13 PM  Show Profile
Still having difficulties uploading picture. It will not go into the photo album, so one last try here. (Figure this, went back to photo album and guess what was there). (Mike if you want to do your thing with the pic, feel free).

Finished the final paint/stains. The structure turned out darker than Brett's original pictures on his website, but that is possibly due to my lighting and the ink/alcohol stain. Other that the ink/alcohol stain, I stayed with the manuals instructions. (PS. The building is not glued together, the walls were placed together for photo).

Well, that didn't work either...

Rusty, correcto tape sounds interesting. May try it later on the next building on the window trim.

While at SW website, saw that Brett has announced two new Foss' Landing kits, delivery date to be announced.

Jim



Edited by - ANo10 on 02/03/2003 1:24:36 PM

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