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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2013, 09:06:49 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 07:35:54 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2013, 03:29:05 AM »

Nice base Marc, are those AK colours put on over salt or some other method?
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2013, 03:34:39 AM »

 Thanks Andrew. Correct; the surface was dampened, and then ground salt applied over. When the surface was dry, the colors were airbrushed over. Salt was removed usin avery soft brush, under some warm running water..
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2013, 07:09:34 PM »

Still hemming-and-hawing about the topside masking, so I figered in the meantime, I would see how many products I could use to give the underside, it's first go around.

Semi opaque overspray of Nato-Black, over the rust base color that the entire thing was painted. Followed by random rough spray with a mix of "Flat Earth" and Med. Grey" in the wheel wells, gas tank, springs, and running boards. Over this was a applied an overal and heavy-spot wash of AK "Engine Grime". While still damp it was given a a heavy dusting of grey, brown and rust tone pigments, which were dampened with white spirits to bond them to the Engine Grime. Lastly a home-made mix of "engine dirt/coagulated grease build-up" was dabbed on in areas, and affixed with a thinned mix of AK "Engine Grime", and Abt-502 "Engine Grease"

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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013, 01:14:50 AM »

Looks good Marc, just the right mix of colours and grime.

Will just copy for the Land Rover  Grin , although think I might add a few more products to the mix  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 06:27:27 AM »

It's going to be really difficult to crawl underneath and see all that when you're done!  Grin  -- Dallas
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2013, 10:38:50 AM »

Marc, pardon my ignorance but what are white spirits? Looks great btw.
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2013, 11:14:15 AM »

Marc, pardon my ignorance but what are white spirits? Looks great btw.

  I don't know , you Yanks and your alternative spellings . . White spirit is turpentine substitute , or mineral spirit .
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2013, 04:00:15 PM »

Well, after the war and all, we wanted to break ties. Fries, not chips, and cold beer. Drive on the right, other stuff too.  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2013, 04:41:44 PM »

Chester,

As Nick said...basically just turpentine. (the AK bottle I used happens to say "White Spirits" on the label)

...and before anyone asks why am I using that brand rather than the store brand.....simple answer is...because I just happen to have a bunch of it......though I can say that I prefer their Odorless Turp. and the Abt-502 "Odorless Turp", even more so; over any odorless turpentines I have found in the Art stores......might just be mental....but then I never said I wasn't. Grin
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2013, 04:57:18 PM »

Well, after the war and all, we wanted to break ties. Fries, not chips, and cold beer. Drive on the right, other stuff too.  Grin

  Which war are we talking about , Chuck ? The one to do with us giving you your independence  ?
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2013, 05:48:05 PM »

Yes, of course Nick. You were well rid of us. Well, until the Forties anyway.

thanks for the info Marc N Nick, I still get confused with the White spirits  name as well.
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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2013, 11:13:48 PM »

Turpentine, eh? I guess that makes more sense than Caucasian ghosts.   Wink

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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2013, 02:07:55 PM »

Thanks Marc.

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