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« Reply #540 on: August 02, 2020, 02:49:28 AM »

Stunning, absolutely stunning, a "jewel". I could look at it for hours and still find more and more incredible detail.  I think back to Chuck's early days and thought then how amazing and detailed, also the days of Greenberg and Nash with their beautiful dioramas - but now it gets even better   I've probably said it before but will say it again, thanks goodness for the forum.  I've got a lot of catching up to do to get anywhere near this quality but it always provides inspiration.
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« Reply #541 on: August 02, 2020, 03:13:26 AM »

This is really model making at its very best! The dirt encrusted oil and grease marks are absolutely realistic.

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« Reply #542 on: August 02, 2020, 07:09:55 PM »

Masterful work, especially the weathering effects. The coloration and texture of the wheels (and everything else) is spot on. I could put these photos alongside pics of many old machines I've seen and it would be nigh impossible to tell which is real and which is the model.
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« Reply #543 on: August 03, 2020, 09:51:11 AM »

You have said it one Les + this Forum beats them all - if you want quality and not quantity This is the place
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« Reply #544 on: August 03, 2020, 03:48:35 PM »

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« Reply #545 on: August 03, 2020, 07:47:51 PM »

Thanks very much for the nice words! It has been a lot of fun, with many do-overs but none that drained my interest. Helmut, it least it has been well oiled and greased!

I certainly agree with the thoughts on this forum. It's been true for a long time.
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« Reply #546 on: August 04, 2020, 02:08:54 AM »

You might (or might not) be surprised to learn that most guys who want to join the forum change their mind when I ask for a couple of photos of their work and tell them we often offer constructive criticism. -- Russ
This is true many just want to be admired and suggestions for improvement are seen as nasty criticism. I have already learned a lot here and have been able to improve. But it is also true what Russ has written the realization we have just been able to read in the BBF.
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« Reply #547 on: September 01, 2020, 11:14:55 PM »

I'm starting to make some progress on the first the sled runner.  Started with a basswood square and am slowly carving out a log with a flattened top to mount the machinery. The knots are sanded from basswood sticks and tapped into holes. Then I Dremel the surface with a burr to make then seem raised. Damage added with a knife and a coarse wire wheel. I'm cleaning the fuzz with high pressure baking soda blasting using my Badger mini-sandblaster. The big holes are for the truss rod nuts and washers. About 1 and 3/16" square and 18" long. Still a long ways to go.










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« Reply #548 on: September 02, 2020, 12:12:53 AM »

Great texture! Looks good already!
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« Reply #549 on: September 02, 2020, 01:29:51 AM »

Yes, it does look terrific. And thanks for the short "how-to" info. -- Russ
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« Reply #550 on: September 02, 2020, 01:38:17 AM »

Never has a piece of driftwood received so much praise!
(sorry, I am just seriously jealous Grin)
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« Reply #551 on: September 02, 2020, 02:22:12 PM »

amazing! - speechless!

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« Reply #552 on: September 02, 2020, 03:18:07 PM »

Chuck, "Knotty but Nice" Smiley Even without coloring it's convincing.
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« Reply #553 on: September 03, 2020, 12:27:14 AM »

Chuck, "Knotty but Nice" Smiley Even without coloring it's convincing.

I'm completely with Bill. Those protruding knots are phantatstic.

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« Reply #554 on: September 03, 2020, 04:24:31 AM »

For me, it's the first time I've seen someone recreated the branches, just exemplary.
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