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  • wes moreland (Private)
    20 days ago
    3D printed parts
    Chuck,
    Most amazing work yet. Who is printing the parts?

    Thanks

    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      20 days ago
      As always amazing work!
      Jerry
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 month ago
    
Size reference.
    Absolutely brilliant and stunning work!...nuff said...

    Ken Karns


  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 month ago
    Chuck,
    Simply incredible.  Thank you for sharing your handiwork.  Can you post a photo that would help show the scale of your model...maybe with a coin?
    Thank you,
    Matt H.

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 month ago
    Playin' around
    Nice work as always Chuck, a great inspiration to anyone who models. It also shows how we shouldn't be restricted to kits, a great example of what can be done with 3D printing and a lot of skill.
    - Harris
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      3 months ago
      Playin' around
      If that's playing around.  I'd like to see what you could do if you were serious!!
      Jerry
    • Jerry (Private)
      10 months ago
      Grease (is the word).
      Chuck that is just about as close any one is going to get to real grease.Just excellent work.
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        10 months ago
        Thanks Jerry!
    • 1 year 2 months ago
      Cast steel texturing
      Very clever. I have seen similar texturing with superglue.
    • Gene Deimlin (Private)
      1 year 10 months ago
      4
      Chuck
      How did you get that wonderful color on the galvanized pipe?

      Thank you
      Gene Deimling
      • Chuck Doan Premium user United States (Private)
        1 year 10 months ago
        Hi Gene,
        The pipe is K and S aluminum tubing carefully etched in Ferric Chloride. That gives it a good start. The 3D printed upper cap and the elbow were primed in flat black and given a wash of Polly Scale L and N Grey. Then light dabbing of thinned black, grey and white gouache on everything. The gouache is very forgivable and blends nicely and dries somewhat transparent. Then dab some grey and white pigments and spritz with Dullcote from a distance to mottle. Basically a lot of back and forth working until I'm happy.
        • Ralph (Private)
          1 year 4 months ago
          I am looking for Chuck Doan who served on the USS Cook. This is HT 1 Ralph Duff. Would love to hear from you and Daniel.
          • (Anonymously) (Private)
            1 year 4 months ago
            Sorry, I'm not the one. Hope you find him!
        • Gene Deimling (Private)
          1 year 9 months ago
          Chuck
          Thank you. I will give your technique a try.
          Gene
    • Jay Shellen (Private)
      1 year 5 months ago
      Glen bell enginehouse
      Some of those patterns ended up in the SPCRR collection at Ardenwood in Fremont.
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        1 year 5 months ago
        That's good to hear!
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 7 months ago
      Rusting mostly complete.
      Genius...such a nice effect.  How do the pencils work to give the built up rust effect.  Also noticed you changed your base color from green to red?  Didn't think anyone would notice did ya?...Ken
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        1 year 7 months ago
        So far you are the only one!  I apply the colors with a damp tip in a dot fashion. Some blending with a damp toothpick. Tedious.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 7 months ago
      5aaa
      Flat out finest craftsmanship I have ever seen.  Follow everything you do Chuck, and despite you being at a truly unobtainable level I learn something that improves my modeling from your work.  Appreciate your time in posting.
      Ken Karns...
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 8 months ago
      Wood block car
      The car in the fore front is Block Car A (three board) which I dismantled in 1986 and used trucks, couplers and other hardware for the NCNG caboose #1. The car to the rear is Block Car B (two board) which is the car that we are currently rebuilding using mostly original parts, a few will come from the other block car. I also took that car apart at the West Side mill site and moved it back to Nevada City as a flat along with all the metal parts to the upper body. John Christensen