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    • February 12, 2018 6:20 PM EST
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         The color combinations are really good; I'll steal this color scheme soon. Yeah, though, kill off the shine if you can. Maybe go get some cheap kid's pastel at the Hobby Lobby, crush it, and brush it on. The dust from the pastel will do the trick.

       

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    • February 12, 2018 7:16 PM EST
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      Thanks guys.  Ya'll are too kind.  I was expecting something like this:

       

       

      I did the above with an airbrush and the cookhouse with a paintbrush.  Not sure how it got so out of hand.  I will apply a dullcoat to tone down the shine and see how that looks.  Won't be able to do it before the deadline but that is OK.  Thanks for all your help.

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    • February 12, 2018 10:25 PM EST
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      You went with Paint when you were thinking Washes.

      One tones down paint and builds up washes....

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 12, 2018 10:33 PM EST
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      You would be correct, John.  Washes on wood is one thing, metal is is a whole different story ... for me at least.  I was having a hard time with the wash beading up and just running off the metal, which I guess is what was supposed to be happening hence the term "wash".  I guess I'm gonna have to build something else with a metal roof so I can practice some more .

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    • February 12, 2018 10:45 PM EST
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      Yeah build more!

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    • February 13, 2018 9:02 AM EST
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      You would be correct, John.  Washes on wood is one thing, metal is is a whole different story ... for me at least.  I was having a hard time with the wash beading up and just running off the metal, which I guess is what was supposed to be happening hence the term "wash".  I guess I'm gonna have to build something else with a metal roof so I can practice some more .

      nope! you just have to degrease your metal.

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    • February 13, 2018 10:08 AM EST
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      Or wet your water ... in the olden daze we were told to use Ivory detergent, just a drop or 2 in say a half gallon of water. The soap breaks the surface tension allowing it to lay flat.... no beading.

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    • February 13, 2018 10:40 AM EST
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        Hmmm...  I like the look of the new grey roof and the rusty one too.   I think if you stick with the rust you might have to scuff up your other paint here and there to further suggest age. 

       

      All in all that is a great looking building.

    • February 13, 2018 11:58 AM EST
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      Todd, the more I look at the photos, the more I agree with you that the gray looks much better. Can’t do anything to it between now and tomorrow morning, but I am going to spray the “rusty” roof with dullcoat at some point and see how that comes out. If that doesn’t look right, I may start over with the gray or even some galvanizing paint from a rattle can. But for now I’m calling it done. Will take final photos later this week. 

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    • February 13, 2018 12:01 PM EST
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      Try misting the gray on, not a solid coat, but suggestions of color, Mr. Heavy Hand, Let's go for a faded look!

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    • February 13, 2018 12:23 PM EST
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      Thanks, John. Your advice is well received. I have had better luck spraying than using a brush. I had planned to spray the roof,  but due to the weather in our area over the weekend, I couldn’t get outside and momma gets upset when I do it in the house so it was heavy hand and a paintbrush , not a good combination. 

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    • February 13, 2018 2:49 PM EST
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Thanks, John. Your advice is well received. I have had better luck spraying than using a brush. I had planned to spray the roof,  but due to the weather in our area over the weekend, I couldn’t get outside and momma gets upset when I do it in the house so it was heavy hand and a paintbrush , not a good combination. 

      I spoke from experience, I have a water car that was weathered several times as 'just one more' always turned out to be a dozen too many!

       

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    • February 13, 2018 7:47 PM EST
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      Boomer K. MOGWAI said:

       

       

       

      Dan ,

      As already stated leave the roof as is and move along. The math shows this and mother nature will correct what the indoor modelers seek for perfection.

       

       

      This post has been edited by ROOSTER:  as the math also shows Boomer has a Hugh Brannum fetish

    • February 19, 2018 3:13 PM EST
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      I was reviewing my list of winners and it occurred to me that Max's hammer should be silver .... so whatcha gonna do?

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    • February 19, 2018 6:50 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      I was reviewing my list of winners and it occurred to me that Max's hammer should be silver .... so whatcha gonna do?

      uh ... Paint it silver?

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