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by Kevin S
Fri May 01, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 18390

Re: Couple of Shorties

Mold release agent would not have caused the paint to wrinkle. Mold release agent would have caused what is called fish eyes, that is a crater where there would be no paint. possible causes of the wrinkling, the prior layer not fully cured the gassing off of solvents causing the wrinkling of the top...
by Kevin S
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 122
Views: 18390

Re: Couple of Shorties

Carl, looking good. Yes finding the right ratio of body filler to hardener does take a lot of experimenting to find the ratio that works best for you at a giving temperature. Suggestion for next time get the glazing filler that needs a hardener, the spot putty will usually end up shrinking over time...
by Kevin S
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 6105

Re: Paint help

Adam, what exactly don't you like about the finishes of the samples you have tried? There is different ways to achieve a satin finish with paint. One way is to add flattening agents into the paint to achieve the level of gloss you are trying to achieve, or shoot it in a base coat clear coat and use ...
by Kevin S
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder head material?
Replies: 12
Views: 3594

Re: Cylinder head material?

Richk, lsgod is Ed Youngling. He is still alive just give him some time to respond.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 16508

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

The Milner 2-8-0 is avalible from A.J. Reeves currently.
by Kevin S
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lettering on tongue/groove
Replies: 3
Views: 2802

Re: Lettering on tongue/groove

John, both the methods mentioned by Tim and Brian will work out fine. One suggestion would be to paint the lettering color first then apply a positive image paint mask followed by the main color. This will lessen the chance for overspray on other parts plus there is less masking to do. And yes you c...
by Kevin S
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 4215

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

One thing you will also need to remember is today's pigments in the color are a lot different then the ones they used. The different pigments will give a similar color but will have different characteristics, like you said brighter deeper red. The suggestions given so far is good advice, another ave...
by Kevin S
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Painting graphics on plywood - advice
Replies: 16
Views: 8538

Re: Painting graphics on plywood - advice

I would wait roughly 15 between coats and remember to keep the coats light. You can remove the stencil about an hour after apply the last coat. You want the paint to be dry but still soft.
_Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint Didn't Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 4172

Re: Paint Didn't Stick

First a couple of questions, what type of paint did you use? How long did you let the base color dry before applying the paint mask and lettering color?
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 9200

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

Sorry to hear about your Dad Brian. He was always helpful to me when I came to the shop in Paradise.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 9200

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

I remember your Dad Al. He helped me with making new slide valves for my American as well as show me some basic machining. How is he doing?

-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 56588

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

I have found with painting letters it is easier to spray the lettering color on first. After it is dry, apply the paint mask lettering (use positive image lettering like that of vinyl lettering), spray the rest of the car, remove paint mask once paint has set. this way has a lot less masking to do a...