Hydraulic Crane Now Oiled

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Project by Pjonesy posted 07-16-2016 03:03 AM 1458 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Hydraulic Crane now has a cote of Tung Oil that really makes the darker timber like the walnut stand out.
For the first time I have applied the Tung Oil to the ebonized tires, they came out really nice.
I did not oil the white timber (Holly) that I used for the lights and wheels as it turns it a yellow color.
I am pleased with the result over all.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#1 posted 07-16-2016 03:12 AM

You should be pleased that’s one outstanding project.
Very interesting about the holly may need to test my woods from now on for such problems, would hate to do all that work then have it messed up so easily.
PS you need to put a pop can by one of the pictures to show how big your model really is.

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#2 posted 07-16-2016 03:24 AM


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#3 posted 07-16-2016 06:31 AM

The oil does make it pop… Sorry Jonesey, by that I don’t mean that it didn’t look great b4 the oil… The tyres do seem to look darker which is an added bonus, however, the photo may not do it the justice it deserves.

Any chance of a close up or two of the hook assembly…

PS you need to put a pop can by one of the pictures to show how big your model really is.

- htl

Good point but a slight correction #4… Maybe an oil barrel, because of the length of the booooooooom.

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#4 posted 07-16-2016 09:22 AM

Great colors.


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#5 posted 07-16-2016 11:07 AM

That’s beautiful! I have the plans for that one and want to start on it soon. If it comes out half as good as yours I’ll be pleased


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#6 posted 07-16-2016 03:49 PM

REALLY nice looking crane Peter …...... does look much better after oil ….... just seems to bring it to life …...for me anyways GREAT JOB


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#7 posted 07-16-2016 07:24 PM

This crane is such a nice miniature and the quality of the details and craftsmanship shows that a lot of thought and patience went into the project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 07-16-2016 10:41 PM

Looked great before—looks even better now!

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#9 posted 07-17-2016 12:56 AM

very nice completed project. Colors are great.

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#10 posted 07-31-2016 03:03 PM

You did a great job on this model, it’s flawless!

-- Ryan

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