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JasonB27/02/2021 07:41:20
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Posted by Ron Laden on 26/02/2021 20:24:38:

Can I ask how you did the chipped paint work and also the discoloured bare steel its so realistic.

1. Prime the parts - Etch for the aluminium, High5 for flywheels and regular grey for the steel, couple of hours to dry.

2. Satin black spray can over the lot applied in a couple of coats, allow to dry overnight.

3. Apply mustard "resist" to areas where you want the black to show through with a sponge using a dabbing motion.

4. Gloss red spray can applied straight after the resist, 2-3 coats, allow to dry for an of hour.

5 With grey Scotchbrite pad and water rub the surface so red flakes off the resist also removing the resist at the same time. allow to dry over night.

6. with 400g wet & dry used wet rub down the paintwork to get the work areas thin enough so the black starts to show through.

7. using acylics and water apply rusty colours like Raw Unber, and Burnt Sienna blending and lifting off paint with a wet brush. add some Yellow Ochre to selected areas like the water connection threads and off corner.

8. Airbrush diluted Sepia acrylic to soften and blend the previous weathering, this also gives the rust stain to the bare metal like flywheel rims, pully and the screw/bolt heads.

9. Airbrush clear matt acrylic over the lot to seal it all in and tone down any of the gloss remaining on the red and allow to dry overnight

10. Assemble engine

11. Touch up and add sepia to shafts that had to be pushed through bearings during assembly.

That's it for the engine.

The stand was just red oxide coloured stove paint, resist, satin black stove paint, rubdown.

Ron Laden27/02/2021 08:08:02
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Wow, I can see why it looks so good with that amount of effort and the techniques and methods used, impressive stuff.

As Craig mentioned you could show someone the engine and tell them it is years old and no one would doubt it.

I forgot to say its also a very sweet runner responds really well to a change in heat level, very good.

Mustard resist.??


JasonB27/02/2021 10:05:20
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I saw it on Youtube so it must work, really anything water soluble of the right consistency would do.

Ron Laden27/02/2021 10:22:12
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Well I would never have imagined that you learn something every day, obviously works very well as you have shown.

Thanks Jason

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