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 Posted: Thu Apr 26th, 2007 03:29 pm
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Dave, I went to your album and OMG you did a great job covering that build. must be what 200 photo's??

It really shows how much detail work you built from the ground up.....Unbelievable to think there is that Much in one Tugboat model (remember,this is coming from a guy who's never built a boat before)

Truly youve got great VISION when it comes to building these.:bow:

So out of curiosity.......WHY 3 of them ??

Have you a specific Diorama you are contemplating or Something else??:Hmm:



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 Posted: Thu Apr 26th, 2007 07:39 pm
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Dave, I took some time and went thru all your pics for your tugboats and would really like to know how you achieved some of your painting techneques and some of the colors you used. Thanks and trains or not you do some excellent work. Pat



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 Posted: Fri Apr 27th, 2007 12:05 am
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Hey Tileguy, thanks for looking at my pictures. Between the 2 tugs there are about 150 pictures. I started taking pictures while I'm building about a year ago. I got a really good response from people both new to modeling and experienced. Everybody does things different, so we can learn stuff from each other. I'm on a couple other forums where there's a lot of 'in progress' threads. So many talented people doing so many different things.

I'm building 3 tugs because I saw a picture of one of the tugboat graveyards near New York that showed 2 tugs that looked almost the same next to each other and a third one that was almost rotted away to nothing. I liked the way it looked. Plus, I had 3 models.

I have my diorama pictured in my mind and I think I have a bit of a story line for it. Nothing really solid yet. Things will fall into place when I start working on the base.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 27th, 2007 12:13 am
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Pat, thanks for looking at my stuff. I start out using Floquil paints. Rust, Refer White, Roof Brown, Grimmy Black, Weathered Black and Engine Black. I also use Folk Art craft paints and washes of black ink. I use artist oil paints a little, mostly after everything else is done to add highlights and cover mistakes like glue and thumb prints.

I posted a rust and dust thing a while ago on my Fotki page.
http://journals.fotki.com/DaveInTheHat/
That should give you a pretty good idea on the paint.

Then tug that I'm working on now has a steal haul. I'm going to try using Sophisticated Finishes. http://www.patina.com/index.html.
I never used it before, so you'll get to see if it works as soon as I do. It cost about $10. I figured if it works cool, if not I'll just sink the tug a little deeper in the water. Water is something else I've never done.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 27th, 2007 11:02 am
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Dave, I looked at your rust and dust article. Very very good and very effective. Thanks for sharing. 



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 Posted: Fri Apr 27th, 2007 03:37 pm
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Dave, your Rust & Dust Clinic is TOP SHELF!!!!:bow:

I reccomend ya'll weathering fanatics read through it..........Some familiar stuff but some new twists also and very thorough!!!

Thanks for Sharing Dave!!:thumb:



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 Posted: Fri Apr 27th, 2007 10:57 pm
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Thanks for looking. I'm glad you liked it.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2007 07:09 pm
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Dave, thanks alot for the link to your Rust and dust how to, very easy to follow and understand, but now in putting it into action might be a slightly different matter all together. I own an airbrush but it is afraid of paint I think because it has never had any in it.
I wonder the lines in the hull are they actual lines or are they the result of your sanding with that real coarse sandpaper?What is the grit on that thing something like 60?  And then a wash maybe? Thanks alot Pat



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 Posted: Tue May 1st, 2007 12:16 am
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I sanded the haul with really course sand paper. I don't know what the grit is. Its from a floor sander. Then I were brushed it with a stiff wire brush thats used for cleaning slag off welds. I just looked all scratched up so I dragged an xActo saw sideways down the haul. That created sort of even lines. Then I cut the end off an xActo key hole saw short enough to fit in a knife handle. This proved to be really useful in creating a grain pattern in a lot of places. Works rather nice on wood too.


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 Posted: Tue May 1st, 2007 12:31 am
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Like the idea for the scrathing tool. Not to large and easy to handle and I would imagine it can get into those tight spots.


Ohh  the tugs are coming up a treat

Don



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