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« on: May 19, 2015, 07:35:15 PM »

What is a good way to get a wet look of oil or grease?  

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 09:47:13 PM »

Depends on what you're putting it on, but I generally like to use gloss acrylic medium with appropriate colors mixed in, just enough to tint it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 10:53:24 PM »

I have used Floquil High Gloss. Light coats, bring up the gloss slowly so it doesn't look thick. Test on something first.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 06:01:30 AM »

In my big scale stuff I use real oil!  Grin
Actually gun oil because it has such a low viscosity.
I do paint the appropriate colors first or use the same technique Chuck uses.

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 02:55:40 PM »

I always use the ABT-502 "Grease/Oil" oil paint....it can be thinned and diluted  with turpentine , and applied in thin layers to get the sheen, opacity and multiple ring/spot appearance on surfaces, as needed. I also it with  or apply it onto pigments to get that old dirt coagulation oil and grease look. I find the color to be pretty spot on for the real thing.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 04:02:48 PM »

Thank you all for your suggestions.  Marc, what is ABT-502 "Grease-Oil" paint. I am really back in the woods as far as modern paints are concerned, my days of paint ended with Floquil. I rarely have opportunity t graze the local hobby shop and magazine section. Is there a source, magazine or such with information on the modern paints?  I try to browse here on the forum but I guess I don't ask the right questions in my searches.

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 05:26:21 PM »

BIll, Google Abteilung Oil paints. That's the brand. I have also mixed black and brown oil paints and mixed in a bit of very fine screened dirt. I hope to show some results soon!
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 10:21:44 PM »

If in the states, ABT-502 products are available on-line through Dave Younquist at "Last Cavalry Hobbies"  in Detroit. He's a great guy with outstanding service.

Here are two pics of wet oil using that product (as well pigments and finely sifted dirt and hemp for the dryer/caked areas.


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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 10:51:26 PM »

Nice Marc.  Thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 04:00:32 PM »

This is a 1908 Faoirbanks- Morse & Co. kerosene can with wooden plug just finished today. I presently do not have the financial ability to buy new paints (living on Social Security) but I played around with what I have on hand.  I used Scalecote #2 grime dry dabbed on down the front.  A very fine touch of rottenstone on my finger in wet paint for texture and topped off with clear fingernail enamel (stolen from my wife). I had a heck of a tie photographing the can because it is so dark.

Got better shots. Kerosene has been spilled on the top from filling and down the front from use.


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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 04:42:21 PM »

Lovely little can.
Yes, unfortunately it is difficult to see the effect because of the size and lighting.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2015, 05:22:08 PM »

Maybe this a bit better; I am very limited to camera, light and set up.  I elevated the can on a box and maybe that helps some.  The moist oil is subtle any way as it is kerosene.


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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2015, 07:01:58 PM »

Well I like it!
And I love all the tin work!
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2015, 09:21:30 PM »

Very nice! Looks good sitting on that box.
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2015, 05:07:44 AM »

Looks good. Can smell the kerosene from here.
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