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Project by dotScott posted 10-27-2012 12:59 PM 847 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and created this Harley sign for my friend Dave who turned 50 this year. An American classic since 1962 :-). It’s 24” in diameter, carved from MDF and finished with Sculpt Nouveau’s ( Bronxe B, topped with Iron B and Tiffany Green patina. I placed a quarter on the second picture to give an idea of the scale.

In my first attempt, I used Iron B on the center “sprocket” and bronze for the remaining field. When I sprayed the patina on the bronze area it reacted immediately and was in my opinion a little too over the top as you can see in the third picture. Also, the lower half had already set and didn’t react with the same intensity. I simply went over the whole thing in Iron B very quickly to ensure the surface was still wet when I sprayed the patina. When completely cured, some of the remnants of the bronze and green patina showed through which I thought added an additional layer of depth and interest. The tiffany green reacts differently with iron, turning it a brownish red rust while it turns a verde green with the bronze and copper finishes.

I couldn’t be happier with the results. It was my first experience with the product but definitely won’t be my last. It is truly unbelievable how much this chunk of MDF now looks like solid, rusty iron. I highly recommend checking them out. It was fast and easy.

Thoughts? Comments?

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 03:57 PM

That is awesome~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 01:04 PM

Wow, that looks like a cool, heavy, iron manhole cover that’s been weathered for decades. That is a great design and an awesome job with Sculpt Nouveau.

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 01:46 AM

Very nice! I’ll take it!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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