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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #795 on: October 17, 2020, 03:26:18 AM »
Chris,

That is very nice striping on your tanks.  Looks great.

You mentioned the green is a Duplicolor engine paint.  Which one of their greens did you use?

Thanks.

Chuck

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #796 on: October 17, 2020, 03:31:22 AM »
Chris,

That is very nice striping on your tanks.  Looks great.

You mentioned the green is a Duplicolor engine paint.  Which one of their greens did you use?

Thanks.

Chuck
The green is model DE1644 Racing Green - its in their line of engine enamels with ceramic, can take high temperatures but does not require baking to cure. It dries in 10 minutes or so to the touch and can be recoated then. I've been using that line (various colors) on my engines and also RC boats for a while now, like that it goes on with a very thin film and covers well. It likes a couple of light coats. This green is a nice dark shade. :cheers:

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #797 on: October 17, 2020, 03:49:55 AM »
Thanks, Chris.



Chuck

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #798 on: October 17, 2020, 10:04:44 PM »
Well, no time (yet) back in the shop today to start all the riveting work, but I did get a treat in the mail today - the vinyl letters arrived! Just had to go see what they looked like, here they are:

They are a two-layer transfer, with the golden yellow on top of the dark red background. Each set came on some peel-off background paper, with a translucent sticky top layer to hold the letters in place. The letters were already spaced out in three and two lines. Once the locations were set and the paper carriers trimmed to fit the openings on the panels, the heavy backing paper is carefully rolled/peeled off to leave the letters on the translucent carrier - that took a little fiddling on the dots over the i's, which wanted to stay on the backer at first. Then the carrier is pressed into place, and burnished down with fingers to stick the letters to the panels. Roll/peel off the carrier, and the letters are left in place. Very nice - similar style to the old signage.

The other side:

And no, there is no real EAgle Mountain Brewing, it is a sister company to the Eagle Mountain Logging logo that I put on the tender of the Shay I built - the brand is expanding!  :Lol:

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #799 on: October 17, 2020, 10:48:59 PM »
Wonderful - it is a superb model, and inspirational too!

Love the business expansion!  :DrinkPint:
Stuart

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #800 on: October 18, 2020, 12:01:23 AM »
Chris---That is just beautiful!!---Brian

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #801 on: October 18, 2020, 12:10:51 AM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

  Looking great Chris!

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #802 on: October 18, 2020, 12:48:59 AM »
Dog that is awesome love the shadows in the lettering and the color choice....... :Love:



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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #803 on: October 18, 2020, 01:49:23 AM »
Thanks guys, I'm amazed at how much different it is looking these past couple weeks.


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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #804 on: October 18, 2020, 06:23:11 AM »
Wow!  That lettering sure makes it pop!  The red shadowing was a great touch.  Just beautiful, Chris!   :popcorn:
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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #805 on: October 18, 2020, 07:51:47 AM »
Hi Chris,
 Boy you do like taking chances! As soon as I saw the picture I instantly thought “oh oh the elves are at it again”!

Looking really good!

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #806 on: October 18, 2020, 12:12:10 PM »
Nothing that hasn't already been said but just truly beautiful Chris! You're going to have quite a collection of large scale machines.
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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #807 on: October 18, 2020, 02:37:27 PM »
but now it will require scale beer barrels made to an ultra fine level to match!!! maybe there are some plant seeds that can pass for scale hops.. :cheers: :DrinkPint: :DrinkPint:
what the @#&% over

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #808 on: October 18, 2020, 03:33:35 PM »
but now it will require scale beer barrels made to an ultra fine level to match!!! maybe there are some plant seeds that can pass for scale hops.. :cheers: :DrinkPint: :DrinkPint:
Teaching the elves to hop close enough?   :Lol:

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Re: Chris's Mann Wagon Build
« Reply #809 on: October 18, 2020, 05:33:50 PM »
Got the edge strip riveted to the first cab panel - the shop elves have been watching old Mythbusters episodes and think I am making them blast shields....   :hellno: