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123Phil

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Smoke Effect Paintwork
« on: March 24, 2019, 02:40:07 pm »
OK this was just a experiment to if I could do this smoke effect paintwork as it is a brilliant effect.

The engine is a Steampak UK engine and the chimney is just a short piece of pipe I had to try the effect on and hopefully come the better weather I will take the engine apart and polish the boiler and redo the paintwork PLUS of course make a better chimney.

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 03:12:28 pm »
That steam effect looks amazing Phil !

Which technique did you use?

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 03:22:44 pm »
Thanks Jan glad you like it and when we are grandchild free I will have more time to explain how I did it

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 08:26:14 pm »
Very nice "smoke effect" Phil, and looking forward to hearing how you did it.

I also have one of these Steampak engines that I bought off Edward on ebay a year or so ago. Of course, missing the chimney like the rest...
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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 03:10:36 pm »
OK here we go hope this explains what I did first I cleaned the piece of metal tube then warmed it up with the wife's old hairdryer then sprayed a undercoat I then dried the undercoat off again with the hairdryer I then got the candle ect ready and sprayed the top white coat then while the paint was wet I lite the candle and held the flame close to the still wet paintwork and then dried it off with the hairdryer left it about a hour THEN let the grandkids have fun trying to rub the smoke effect off with a earser/rubber and NO they made no difference so job's a good un

Go on I KNOW you want to try it yourself.

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 03:19:00 pm »
Thanks Phil !

Assumed something along those lines, and will definitely try this at some point.

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 03:23:57 pm »
Thanks Jan hope you do give it a go

Here's a close up

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 03:28:52 pm »
Nicely done Phil.

I'm thinking flat bases of considerable surface area may be a bit tougher to get an even smoke job done on them, but obviously they did it okay in the old days, so it must still be possible today!?!?
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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2019, 04:29:05 pm »
Thanks Daniel i'm sure I got a old base somewhere so best I have a go on a bigger area

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2019, 05:42:36 pm »
More practise needed
I did this base last year sometime.
My first attempt at it .

 

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Re: Smoke Effect Paintwork
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2019, 07:18:22 pm »
I think that looks pretty darn good Dennis!

Better than I would do I'm sure.
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