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Old Apr 03, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Very neat! How about sharing a little tutorial on how you applied them?
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Really easy now that there is a gel formula. Just scuff the hull (primer or not) to about 220, apply lines with a pencil and trace them with the gel. Immediately after, I spray accelerator on the welds so I dont bump them with my hand. So far, I used 3 bottles for the entire hull and may do the deck as well. Got this bottle from Home Depot.


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Old Apr 06, 2012, 01:34 PM
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I was laying in bed last night, after working on my graupner neptun until 3 am, thinking " i wonder how i could add some detail to the hull... Maybe some weld lines? how would i do that?"

so, thanks! haha
Old Apr 07, 2012, 02:30 PM
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man I WISH I had a better camera .... beauty shot out my front window this morning of the exact type of tug your building ...

with an entire log barge load of sticks lasso'd up behind it yanking it to the mill ... and 3 lil dozers doing everything they can to keep the whole thing going straight as they go through the bay

Old Apr 15, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the photo. Hull is painted and most of the details are coming together. Weld lines came out great and really add to the feel of welded metal. Next week, I will start on the weathering and final details. Winch will come much later as I have not started anything on it.

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Put everything together to see how the colors worked together. Really happy with the result. Next is weathering...

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Darrin, Great job, as usual! Are you going to Riverside? If so, bring the tug!!! Troy and I will be there. Also, must be rough, to have that view, out your front window. Charlie
Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:39 PM
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The colorscheme works great, reminds me of old school Crowley....
Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Not going out this year. Still needs a ton of stuff to make it seaworthy..
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Weathering is finishing up. First thing I do is an acrylic black wash to dirty everything up. Next, I come back with a mixture of silver / black / rust and dry sponge the material over the high spots and wear areas. (this is just a tear off from some soft packaging foam) This leaves a slightly shiny scraped surface. After that, I come back with pure rust to highlight the silver. Looks a bit overdone but the clear flat overcoat takes a bit of it away.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Darrin,

Wonderful . The weld lines came out great. Love the idea of using the sponge/dry brushing technique. I hate people with talent . Keep it coming.

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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Darrin,

Wonderful Love the idea of using the sponge/dry brushing technique. I hate people with talent . Keep it coming.

Mark
Mark you are killing me !
Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Thanks Mark. Should be bringing this one out to Cerritos pretty soon. Still need to ballast this thing out and that can take a bit of time...Radio and motors installed. Took less than 5 min. Love them props. Decided to bead blast them to get the used look faster.
Old Apr 19, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Looking great Darrin, now get some rubber on that thing so you can hook up to a barge.... :-)


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