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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #390 on: November 03, 2013, 09:56:14 PM »
Maybe it's just me but that shade of blue just cries out to me for some pinstriping and detailing in a buttery cream color.
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #391 on: November 03, 2013, 10:36:22 PM »
I hate to agree with Marv, but, I agree. Detailed pinstriping in a dark hue of cream, almost to a faint gold hue.

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #392 on: November 03, 2013, 11:43:05 PM »
I hate to agree with Marv, but, ...

Ah gee, now I feel all lonely and unwanted. 
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #393 on: November 10, 2013, 02:04:03 PM »
I thought I'd get a roasting from you Jo  >:D .  Have no fear; I'll leave the screws out.

Vince, thanks - I did consider that... And it may well turn out to be the better option - have a look at today's update and see what you think.  Taking paint off is not too difficult.

Thanks Bob.  The rope grooves is a good idea  :ThumbsUp: .  Unfortunately, the primer and top-coat combination will not work; it will leave white stripes from the primer showing.  :embarassed: More detail below.

Marv, I agree with you and Eric as well.  I can see it in my mind's eye.  Unfortunately, I'm having enough trouble just painting for now; pinstriping will have to wait for a future project.

Yesterday I removed all the masking from the bits:


The top of the cylinder block is a stuff-up; while removing the tape, it tore little chunks of colour paint from the primer  :facepalm2: :


I put things together for a look-see to get a better idea of how it would look:


The cylinder block definitely needs repainting.  And I'll take the paint off the flywheel rim - it will actually look nicer when it's shiny.  Once all the stainless nuts and studs are added, that will also offset the blue and things should look OK then.

Gave my neighbour a helping hand this weekend - more paint work, but the pay is good; it comes in liquid form all the way from Scotland, and besides, the guy recently supplied me with a bunch of gratis pressure gauges:

The dog wasn't very impressed...

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #394 on: November 10, 2013, 02:39:42 PM »
Oooooh! I like the way that looks Arnold, but I have to agree with the others. It does need some pin stripping and the flywheel rim would look good shiny.

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #395 on: November 10, 2013, 05:04:26 PM »
Yep on this occasion the flywheel rim will look better shiny I think. Looks great though.

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #396 on: November 10, 2013, 05:24:33 PM »
Could practice pin striping on that trailer  :LittleDevil:
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #397 on: November 10, 2013, 06:01:06 PM »
Looking great Arnold. I agree also on the pinstriping, but practice on something else first. Looking forward to seeing it in its final form!!

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #398 on: November 10, 2013, 06:44:24 PM »
They make pinstriping tools but they're expensive and, I expect, difficult to find in Namibia.

Pinstriping tape is another option.  It's a cheat but easier to apply and control than paint.
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #399 on: November 10, 2013, 07:21:08 PM »
Here's a link for one Arnold, but as Marv says, may be hard to get there. Even with these it takes some practice to get good at it, but definitely easier that doing it freehand.

http://www.beugler.com/

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #400 on: November 10, 2013, 10:56:56 PM »
Hee hee hee. See what happens Arnold?
Some guy comes up with a nifty idea to improve one's model that you hadn't considered.
Then you start thinking about it.
You know it's a good idea...but it wasn't in your plans.
You'd like to...but you're not sure.

You're thinking about it. I know you are.
I'd be surprised if it hasn't invaded your dreams yet.

 :Lol:

It sure looks good Arnold. Quite beautiful.
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #401 on: November 10, 2013, 11:11:55 PM »
Arnold the easiest way to learn pin stripping is with this http://www.amazon.com/Pinstriping-Made-Simple-Model-Engineering/dp/B003JUHHU4
Before you go looking at the price it is as easy as Ruby makes it look. Doing the flywheel even is a breeze. I have the DVD and love it, he tells you what you need to get it done. Of coarse I haven't made a project with it yet, but will be prepared when it comes up.

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #402 on: November 11, 2013, 07:23:37 AM »
Of course what they have not explained is the importance of getting the paint viscosity just right  :LittleDevil:

I would say you soon learn, but with the regularity that those pinstripers turn up at our club sales I am not convinced. But I am going to have to learn as I have a certain ploughing engine to paint in my future  :(

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #403 on: November 11, 2013, 06:46:02 PM »
With a bit of practice you'll be pinstriping like these guys   :Lol:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsTIMxeO_ng" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsTIMxeO_ng</a>

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #404 on: November 11, 2013, 06:53:39 PM »
Its not hard to do by hand, here is one of a pair I did last week ;)