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      • Tom Ward (Private)
        4 months ago
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        This is really incredible. Beautiful work. The amount of detail and realism, the grease, the dirt, the rust....it looks more like the real thing has been actually reduced in size rather than reproduced in smaller scale. Your work is inspiring and pushes me to give 3D printing a try.
      • Gene Deimlin (Private)
        2 years 6 months ago
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        Chuck
        How did you get that wonderful color on the galvanized pipe?

        Thank you
        Gene Deimling
        • Chuck Doan Premium user United States (Private)
          2 years 6 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)
            2 years 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)
              2 years ago
              Sorry, I'm not the one. Hope you find him!
          • Gene Deimling (Private)
            2 years 6 months ago
            Chuck
            Thank you. I will give your technique a try.
            Gene
      • Jerry (Private)
        8 months ago
        Tractor dismantled and paint stripped.
        Really looking forward to what you do to this one this time!!
        Jerry
      • wes moreland (Private)
        9 months ago
        3D printed parts
        Chuck,
        Most amazing work yet. Who is printing the parts?

        Thanks

        • (Anonymously) (Private)
          9 months ago
          As always amazing work!
          Jerry
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        9 months ago
        
Size reference.
        Absolutely brilliant and stunning work!...nuff said...

        Ken Karns


      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        10 months 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.

        • Jerry (Private)
          1 year 6 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)
            1 year 6 months ago
            Thanks Jerry!
        • 1 year 10 months ago
          Cast steel texturing
          Very clever. I have seen similar texturing with superglue.
        • Jay Shellen (Private)
          2 years 2 months ago
          Glen bell enginehouse
          Some of those patterns ended up in the SPCRR collection at Ardenwood in Fremont.
          • (Anonymously) (Private)
            2 years 2 months ago
            That's good to hear!
        • (Anonymously) (Private)
          2 years 3 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)
            2 years 3 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.