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#41 Danno

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:24 AM

Very interesting. Good result!

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:35 AM

Putting me in the same company with Ken Hamilton is an honor, buddy. Thanks, but Ken (like Chuck Doan) is in a galaxy all his own.

David, seeing your REAVER makes me want to build another WW3 vehicle. Too little time too man models!

Thanks for the comments everyone.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:07 AM

Putting me in the same company with Ken Hamilton is an honor, buddy. Thanks, but Ken (like Chuck Doan) is in a galaxy all his own.

David, seeing your REAVER makes me want to build another WW3 vehicle. Too little time too man models!

Thanks for the comments everyone.


News to me- I had no idea Ken and Chuck Doan were from another galaxy! Maybe that explains why they glow in the dark...

David- I'm lovin' the REAVER too! :D

#44 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:36 PM

Let there be more WW3/Post-Apocalyptic vehicles . . . more, more, more . . . starting with you, Chuck. Do one this weekend. There you go, you've been challenged!

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:58 PM

GREAT weathering!!

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:56 AM

Crany that model is off the wall and the bed holy #$@% YOU DA MAN!!!How bout on the dented hub cap can you just heat it up and put a indent in it like you would do a fender?

#47 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:38 AM

Tom, that's a great idea, but it should not be difficult to make one out of tinfoil using the original cap and then dent it up.

Or even better, make a buck and form out of thin metal . . . thanks for the kind words.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:50 AM

Awesome work, as usual, Virgil!!

Thanks for the tips!! Now that winter is coming, I may get back to building a few weathered projects...but then in sunny CA, you can spray Testors lacquer almost any day and get a great shine!!

Later,

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:27 PM

just one question. how do you do the chrome? nice work, looks very realistic, think i'm going to have to give it a try.

#50 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 02:24 AM

Chrome is easy to weather. Sprits it with dullcoat, black primer, and a little gray too . . . then after it all dries, you run a little wash over it . . . or you can dust it with the airbrush and sand-colored paint.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:35 AM

Cranky that's awesome. All the more reason I need to get a paint booth and get savvy with my air brush. What tools did you use distrssing the paint? I understand the water part. Was it just a stream of water on a localized spot and then a stiff toothbrush or something more agressive?

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 07:56 PM

Chrome is easy to weather. Sprits it with dullcoat, black primer, and a little gray too . . . then after it all dries, you run a little wash over it . . . or you can dust it with the airbrush and sand-colored paint.



Thanks man, you do some amazing work. All of us talentless hacks appreciate having someone share thier ideas and skills with us. Keep up the good work.

#53 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:26 AM

I beg to differ, buddy. There are lots of great builders out there . . . on this forum. Everyone builds their tastes and up to their skills. After all, the idea is to have fun and share the work.

Thanks for the kind words though.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:03 AM

Saw this and thought of you...... :blink: :P B)




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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:45 AM

I love it!!!

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 05:24 PM

SWEET!!!

This is exactly what I needed for my "abandoned-car-in-a-field" diorama. Great work!

Cheers, Ian

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

Question for Cranky..

Any tips on weathering fiberglass parts on cars? i.e. Endura front ends on late '60's Pontiacs..

I wonder how that Distressed paint would work on something like that......? B)

Cheers, Ian

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the great weathering tips. I look forward to using them on my beater projects.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:27 AM

Quick question, this may sound dumb, but after shooting hairspray, do you clean your airbrush with water, or something else :huh:

I would assume water, but I want to double check :P

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

Cranky, you always make things look so easy, but I am going to try this on a little side project,
Thanks for the "how to"