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Canute

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    Engine Stoker 3rd Class
  • Birthday 10/18/1948

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    Western NC
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    Napoleonic Age of Sail, ACW

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  1. Gee whiz Denis, that would be a good menu. Get some army surplus C rats for a real gourmet treat - NOT!. Might try warming up your paint bombs in a warm water bath. I've read of guys doing that.
  2. Stainless photoetch? If so, gotta be real careful with those bends. Engine looks great.
  3. Canute

    Song Title Game

    All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan
  4. Canute

    Ship paintings

    I was in a flight of Phantoms, years ago. doing something pretty similar during hunting season in central Pennsylvania. We were in a low fly area and crested a ridge at very low altitude, spooking some whitetails away from some poor guy who'd probably spent all morning maneuvering to get a shot. As we rounded into a turn I glanced back and saw he wasn't exactly waving goodbye. I could see a bright orange jump suit in the tree line.
  5. Here's another website with a short article about making homemade acrylic thinner: https://www.cybermodeler.com/tips/thinner.shtml He has a longer blurb here about painting aircraft, but since we seem to have merged builds of plastic ships many techniques will work for us, too. He also addresses airbrushes in the article. The link: https://www.cybermodeler.com/tips/painting.shtml
  6. Mark, thanks for the pinning. Lou and LH, thanks for reading and adding techniques. I hope we continue to build on this. I want to dig up additional info on using some of the other acrylics, such as Tamiya and Lifecolor.
  7. A lot of us are using acrylic paints in our modeling. I felt we needed a central location where our various tips and techniques could go, instead of being buried in one of our build logs. One area I see time and again is the proper thinning for airbrushing. Coming from a model railroad and aircraft background, I've seen a few different ways to deal with this. I can't reproduce this pamphlet on our site, but you can get it here. It doesn't cost you anything to log onto the site, but you do need to log in. Sorry about that. https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/subscribers-only/painting/acrylics The whole pamphlet is excellent, but chapters 3 Mixing and Storage & 4 Formulas for Thinners apply here. They address Modelmaster, Badger and Vallejo paints. Like a lot of hobbyists, model railroaders were put out by Testor's when they dropped the Floquil/PollyScale lines. This pamphlet was done to help folks move into acrylics. And many have adopted the Badger and Vallejo paints. Hence the extensive charts for converting the old paints into these newer acrylics. I'd like to see more on the Tamiya paint, since the big box craft stores seem to stock them around here. I've been on another site that also addresses home made thinners, but parts of that site are undergoing renovation and I can't find the appropriate page to link to. More to come. And please add to these tips and techniques.
  8. Use this link. It doesn't cost you anything to log onto the site, but you do need to log in. Sorry about that. https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/subscribers-only/painting/acrylics The whole pamphlet is excellent, but chapters 3 Mixing and Storage & 4 Formulas for thinners apply here. They address Modelmaster, Badger and Vallejo paints. Like a lot of hobbyists, model railroaders were put out by Testor's when they dropped the Floquil/PollyScale lines. This was done to help folks move into acrylics. And many have adopted the Badger and Vallejo paints. Hence the extensive charts for converting the old paints into these newer acrylics. I'd like to see more on the Tamiya paint, since the big box craft stores seem to stock them around here. Maybe we should put the link in a pinned area in the Paint section. I've been on another site that also addresses home made thinners, but parts of that site are undergoing renovation and I can't find the appropriate page to link to.
  9. Most acrylics seem to prefer their proprietary thinners. I'd be hesitant to use tap water to thin the acrylics; no telling what chemicals are in there. Buy some distilled water if you want to use water. Don't waste the proprietary thinners on cleaning brushes or airbrushes. I've put out some formulas for home made brews for cleaners, since you will use more cleaner than thinner.
  10. I wish I still had my 1:1 scale '68 Dodge Charger in dark metallic blue.
  11. Canute

    Song Title Game

    Mama don't let your baby grow up to be cowboys - Waylon Jennings
  12. Refresh my addled brain Carl. Thats a Malinois?
  13. Don't forget the funnel was painted while at sea, so the red looks good. The lino decks, maybe a skosh lighter. Is that the Tamiya paint, Greg?
  14. Denis, I can't remember the engine color. I'm guessing orange, but I could be all wet on that. And you're brave to even suggest that getting older. Maybe if you say she's aging like a fine wine? Hope she's feeling better; tooth extractions are never less than painful.

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