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born2lift08
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:22:48 PM

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Here is the rest of the pics.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask, I am more than happy to help teach these techniques.





















































cranedude07
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:26:45 PM

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i still need to get this model....i love the oil drops on the tracks and the exhaust stains...looks perfect Applause

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PileDriving
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:27:59 PM

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I am going to have to buy a rig and just try this. Hard to spend $300 on one and mess it up!
Justin
IronMike
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:38:17 PM
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IT must be hereditary. IronMike
Gaz
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:41:09 PM

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Again, stunning.....love your weathered models.

You have a talent, and a hell of a lot of patiance.

Gaz
Bobm2004
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:54:12 PM

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You really out to fix that oil leak-looks pretty bad!

ANd another insane paint job-you are over the top! Applause

Bob
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opray
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:22:27 PM
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Thats a work of art,it looks so much better then a shiney new model perhaps the model manufacturers will take note and start doing it to some of there models.I'd really like to see someone on this fourm do a mining excavator in the weathered look,that would be something.

Graeme
JustinE
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:30:41 PM

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Simply put, WOW! That's a work of art!! Outstanding job! Applause

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kat09
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:11:11 PM
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GOOD JOB!! masterpiece!!
JohnGalt
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:15:03 PM

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The dual-headache-balls is the icing on the cake. Great work on the model and the pictures.
Manitowoc
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:18:48 PM

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Boy! When I see work this good, I like to kick the cat.

Come hither Fluffy!!!
CBRN
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:54:32 PM
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Not only an outstanding model, but also outstanding photography...........

-Mark
ulf
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:43:49 PM

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The rust colored tracks really defy belief - well, the whole crane does. Stunning... Applause Applause
cat594
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:21:27 AM
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Truly a work of art that is beautiful......Now I have two of these models want to build my two......

William......
JC797
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:34:17 AM

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How long does this take?

-James
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Colin
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:56:52 AM
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Simply amazing. You have a knack for weathering that most if not the rest of us could only hope to reach.

Regards, Colin
Paul R
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:15:29 AM

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ulf wrote:
The rust colored tracks really defy belief - well, the whole crane does. Stunning... Applause Applause


^^ What he says!! Applause Applause

Paul R
born2lift08
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:53:35 AM

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JC797, 25 days start to finish. I worked on it for about 8 hours a day on Saturday's and Sunday's and a couple hours a day during the week. I also got rained out of work a few times and was able to work on it more on those days.
JohnGalt
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:07:50 PM

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Manitowoc wrote:
Boy! When I see work this good, I like to kick the cat.


That was my first reaction, too!

Nice attention to detail to fine-tune the TWH model: only the appropriate counterweights, the one-piece pendants, removal of the "hold-back" thing at the bottom of the mast. The pictures posted by Kerst a few weeks ago indicate that Lomma/NYCrane doesn't use them either. Kerst - A Day in Manhattan
Of course, the weathered paint in place of the shiny red really makes all the difference in the world. I can't say enough about how well this turned out.
born2lift08
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:34:46 PM

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Thanks John,

This is the fourth 4100 repaint and weather I have done. They get better every time as I refine my techniques.
One thing I did different this time was to do the fading by using 70% alcohol sprayed thru an airbrush as opposed to brushing on Rustall. It made the fading process quicker and more consistent. You want some randomness, which you still get with spraying it on. Brushing it on can become a mess as the more you brush the greater chance that the dull cote will start to lift.

Even though I think that my ringer looks more realistic, I enjoied doing the tower more. Probably because I did two ringers in a row and the tower was something different. Not to mention that the crazy rusting technique I did on the one ringer took forever. I thought I would never be done with it.

I am going to update the sticky thread on weathering with this new info as well as the steps I did for the carbody and track frames for the tower.

I am interested to know if anyone has tried their hand at any of the techniques covered in the weathering tutorial?
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