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

    Thanks

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

    Ken Karns


  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    5 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
        Thanks Jerry!
    • 1 year 6 months ago
      Cast steel texturing
      Very clever. I have seen similar texturing with superglue.
    • Jay Shellen (Private)
      1 year 9 months ago
      Glen bell enginehouse
      Some of those patterns ended up in the SPCRR collection at Ardenwood in Fremont.
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        1 year 9 months ago
        That's good to hear!
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 11 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 11 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 11 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)
      2 years 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