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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  09:55:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A little bit of rust and the model is transformed from resin to steel. Nice!

Mike



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  10:08:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl, Bill, Mike G, Rick and Mike H. I also gave the white a light wash of Payne’s Gray and mineral spirits to get rid of the “white”.

Frank

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  12:26:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, nice choice with the Payne's Gray. It adds a slightly different tone to everything than India ink and alcohol and I think it lends a subtle metallic feel, but not overt metallic look like graphite would do, to the tug.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  12:46:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking better and better, Frank!

Pete
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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  2:29:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I agree Bill. It does have a kind of metal look under the paint. Couldn’t quite put my finger on it but that’s it. If you compare it to the stack, which hasn't been treated, it's white.

Thanks Pete. I have to reorder more life preservers now.


Frank

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  2:33:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

I agree Bill. It does have a kind of metal look under the paint. Couldn’t quite put my finger on it but that’s it. If you compare it to the stack, which hasn't been treated, it's white.

Thanks Pete. I have to reorder more life preservers now.




Good Plan, Frank! It's getting colder Up North, and getting people out of the water is becoming more important....

Pete
in Michigan



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  4:48:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Too bad about it "getting colder". We just had the hottest September on record.

Frank

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/01/2018 :  6:24:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Too bad about it "getting colder". We just had the hottest September on record.



It's a seasonal thing we do.

Pete
in Michigan



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joakleaf
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Posted - 10/02/2018 :  2:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,

Well done.



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David Clark
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Posted - 10/02/2018 :  2:44:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great, Frank! Not over done like a rust bucket but a hard-working tug.
Cheers,
Dave



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/03/2018 :  8:10:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David I tried to go light on the weathering. Most of the tugs I've seen on line are pretty well maintained.

Jim, thanks. Nice to see you here.

Pete, we're seasonal too, but we're having trouble getting past summer. There's a High stuck over Georgia that's bringing us steady hot weather.


Today I installed the carfloat, gantry and pilings. The tug still has to come home for minor finishing touches. I ran out of red and black wire to light up the tug but all the buildings are now wired to the 12VDC lighting buss. I'd like to attribute the photographer to the picture but Jim, Dave an I were all taking pictures.



I’m hoping these little reminders will “fend off” any stray arms. People love to lean on any flat surface on the layouts. I’ll see how the October open house goes and see if I need more! Egads I hope not.

I went on line looking for "Blowing Flags" and found this one. It's a good fit.






Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 10/03/2018 8:14:56 PM

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kebmo
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Posted - 10/03/2018 :  9:44:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow. magnificent modeling.
i've never been to florida.....


i know the voices aren't real, but boy do they come up with great ideas...

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/03/2018 :  10:54:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Absolutely fabulous job Frank, on the tug'. She looks real in the photos'..The entire shot is a work of art'..I've been looking for a waving flag in that scale', where'd you find that Frank'....



ted :<)

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/03/2018 :  11:37:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well you guys just did one outstanding job on that!!

We have seasons here to Frank. But right now were in the 80's season but it won't last much longer!!


Jerry

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

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/04/2018 :  06:15:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding!


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