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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2007, 12:45:56 PM »
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Truly masterful work. And to top it off, he had the patience to document it at such an enlightening level of granularity. I appreciate most how he freely mixes brass and styrene (and some other materials), taking best advantage of each.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2007, 01:26:30 PM »
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Here are the blog pages I've found:
http://www.proto87.org/d/?q=blog
Maybe someone else can find the 4-4-0 pages in there.

Just sent Rene an E-mail...
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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2007, 02:02:02 AM »
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Quote from the man himself:
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I first painted the jacket silver.  Actually, Poly Scale Stainless Steel,
but I don't imagine the exact species of silver matters too much.  If I
recall, I gave this a little buffing before the next coats.  The next coat
was a 1:3 glaze of D&H Avon Blue, which is a nice bright blue (again, I
don't imagine the species matters too much), in gloss.  Glazes are tricky,
especially if your airbrush wants to clog like mine did, and you have to
know when to stop.  I stopped when the colour was sort of a sky blue, so I
could still see silver through the blue.  Finally, I over-sprayed that with
a 1:3 glaze of engine black, and I stopped that when I felt it looked good.

By glaze I think he means just a light misting.

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2007, 02:37:22 AM »
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Holy crap.

Somebody needs to call an exorcist for that man!
-Robert

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Re: 4-4-0 in HO step-by-step
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2007, 08:00:07 PM »
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Quote from the man himself:
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I first painted the jacket silver.  Actually, Poly Scale Stainless Steel,
but I don't imagine the exact species of silver matters too much.  If I
recall, I gave this a little buffing before the next coats.  The next coat
was a 1:3 glaze of D&H Avon Blue, which is a nice bright blue (again, I
don't imagine the species matters too much), in gloss.  Glazes are tricky,
especially if your airbrush wants to clog like mine did, and you have to
know when to stop.  I stopped when the colour was sort of a sky blue, so I
could still see silver through the blue.  Finally, I over-sprayed that with
a 1:3 glaze of engine black, and I stopped that when I felt it looked good.

By glaze I think he means just a light misting.

Glaze usually means diluted with a clear medium. The glaze might be glossy, to add a sheen, or non-glossy, to reduce the intensity of the paint. He provides the ratios of paint to glaze medium.