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Perpendicular Streaking Effects

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Perpendicular Streaking Effects
Posted by HO-Velo on Monday, June 5, 2023 5:10 PM

While practicing tank car weathering my waning steadiness of hand was evident, nothing ruins the looks of streaking effects like crooked streaks.  How annoying is laying down a nice perpendicular streak or spilled product stain, only to have it appear to defy gravity by veering away unrealistically towards the end.  Employing an old homemade surface gauge clamped to the bench showed big improvement.  Can be used to help steady the hand or as a guide for brush or pencil.

Happy Streaking.  Regards, Peter

       

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Posted by PC101 on Monday, June 5, 2023 8:30 PM

Yep, good job, who said you can't teach a old tool a new trick.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, June 5, 2023 10:04 PM

HO-Velo
Can be used to help steady the hand or as a guide for brush or pencil.

Great idea, and thank you for sharing.

I am adding this trick to my ideas folder.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 5:13 AM
The Bear, renowned of eagle eye and steady hand when it comes to trial fits and the like that require precision, uncountably goes to pieces when the adhesive is applied, when the paint is on the brush, or the part is to be actually fitted!!
 
Thanks for the good idea, Peter. (The Bear streaking is not only not a pretty sight but a bad idea!! Ick! )
 
Cheers, the not invincible Bear.Smile

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Posted by rrebell on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 7:47 AM

You know, even if I don't realy have those types of issues, there have been times, even when younger, that my lines have not been very straight, great idea.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, June 8, 2023 11:44 AM
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Posted by kasskaboose on Thursday, June 8, 2023 8:32 PM

That's cool how to make the streaking. What about using painter's tape to provide help to ensure the streaks don't go awry? 

Was worried the topic would go south fast about the streaking. Stick out tongue

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, June 9, 2023 5:20 AM

kasskaboose
Was worried the topic would go south fast about the streaking. Stick out tongue

It did go south!!! The song went to #1 on the local singles chart for 6 six weeks in 1974!!Surprise

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, June 17, 2023 7:37 PM

kasskaboose
painter's tape

Thought about painters tape, but in search of something easily moveable I happened upon some thin rubber shims once used for mounting computers and other accessories to bicycle handlebars.  The shims kinda fit the contour of the tank car having been pre-formed of sorts by long being clamped to handlebars.

Working out pretty good so far, the MDC tank car allows using a wedge shaped make-up sponge to help hold the shim in place.  Have to remember to wipe the edge of the shim after each streak.  Thinking this method might come in handy when weathering cylindrical shaped covered hoppers.

Thanks and regards, Peter

     

 

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