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Toy costruction #73: Hummer Knocking at the door #9

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-03-2016 09:57 PM 1457 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 72: Hummer It's a slow go on the details. Part 73 of Toy costruction series Part 74: Hummer Almost there »

Well I finally figured what I’d do with the doors.

Took it for another ride.

I want to put the grill on so bad.

I ebonized an extra tire just to see what it would look like, had a bit of a smoky brown look to it but will add a little finish to it tomorrow and see if that livens it up.

Getting closer to a fine finish.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-03-2016 10:16 PM

I like the ebonizing BRUCE finish should make it pop very nicely

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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diggerdelaney

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#2 posted 07-03-2016 10:30 PM

I think it just adds that little colour to the wheel and makes them stand out. Great job

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 07-04-2016 01:27 AM

Coming along very nicely, how many hours invested already?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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htl

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#4 posted 07-04-2016 02:38 AM

I’ve lost count but I pretty well post every day I work at least 5 hours so that would be pretty close.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 07-04-2016 03:25 AM


... I ebonized an extra tire just to see what it would look like…
- htl


Usually photos do not fully do justice, however, you seem to have snagged it.

They do look good even in ”smoky brown”. Sorry #4, I kinda say that in sympathy as I have also always browned my test ebonizing and haven’t been happy enough with the results to put into practice. As Jonesy said in one of his posts maybe a cuppa tea (tannin) may help if you want darker. I am waiting for a shipment of “tannin powder” I thought I’d try through the Internet to see what results.

However, I would not be disappointed if my wheels turned our as good as yours… Unless you used Photoshop to tuch them up…

PS Just to throw a spanner into the works… The T&J wheels (whatever timber they’re made out of) turn out an interesting bronze colour if you black stain it over tung oil (Organoil in my case). Maybe something worth filing away in the brain, above ”the line” (mainframe computer speak) that alcohol doesn’t affect.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#6 posted 07-04-2016 04:09 AM

Thanks Ducky!
It’s funny how our minds work was looking for black to look like rubber tire but a nice dark brown would fit in better with all the brown wood.
Testing tomorrow. LOL
To tell the truth I really don’t like working with water based anything on my models don’t like the grain raising.
Really will need to sand the wheels but don’t sand the ebonized it will rub off HAAAAA!!!!
Beginning to think it’s not worth the trouble.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 07-04-2016 06:53 AM

Bruce normally after a lacquer spray finish the tires/tyres will be black. Sand with steel wool to prevent rub off or even better sometimes I use a hard brush. From brushing the tires/tyres mostly also get darker.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 07-04-2016 06:55 AM


... water based anything on my models don t like the grain raising.
Really will need to sand the wheels but don t sand the ebonized it will rub off HAAAAA!!!!

- htl

Agreed (and that’s not because I’m selfish), water is stuff fish do things in that I would get censored for if I elucidated.

#4, I think I’m becoming a spruiker without the pay… I may have mentioned b4 that I will try anything for the sake of progress… I came across a site a while back and have religiously (mea culpa) stuck with. These sandpapers I found amongst other uses, great for those touch-ups where rigid paper was a tad too much. Though costly on first sight… I got some and spread the cost with friends which would have made it cheap if I could have found someone to share with… (just gagging… they all jumped on board). They are ideal for sandovers to remove the grain without effort and jeopardise the timber (and finish) below.

BTW Worse comes to worse… what’s wrong with furry wheels. I’d break the fingers of anyone that dared to touch them.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 07-04-2016 07:01 AM


Bruce normally after a lacquer spray finish the tires/tyres will be black. Sand with steel wool to prevent rub off.

- Dutchy


Just remember to use black laquer... Sorry D’y..

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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crowie

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#10 posted 07-04-2016 11:08 AM

This one is really coming together well Bruce…enjoying watching you showoff your craftsmanship sir, thank you.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 07-04-2016 12:05 PM


Bruce normally after a lacquer spray finish the tires/tyres will be black. Sand with steel wool to prevent rub off.

- Dutchy

Just remember to use black laquer... Sorry D y..

- LittleBlackDuck

You are right LittleBlackDuck. I should have wrote a clear lacquer. Sorry Ducky.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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htl

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#12 posted 07-04-2016 08:22 PM

Dutchy you were right the minute, well second I put the danish oil to it it darkened up just right.
For some reason there was a white spot on the side wall so sanded it out just to see what a dark tread and dark danish oil would look like.
And here’s the other tires all blacked out tomorrow I’ll put the danish oil to them once they’re good and dry.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 07-04-2016 09:05 PM

Good to see you had the foresight not to glue the rims in.


... there was a white spot on the side wall …

- htl


Distant cousin, the slow moving White Duck,,,

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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htl

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#14 posted 07-04-2016 09:15 PM

I was thinking the same thing Ducky, the minute we all got talking about blacking them.
I still don’t like the water base but it is what it is.
Seems like I mentioned I was going to leave the wheels and let the Hummer tell me what it wanted and here we are.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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