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  • Tom Yorke
    ... J. Glad it worked for you! I knew it would. You just have to remember it will look like crap right off with a thinned coat of paint/stain on it. You gott a
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 2, 2006
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      --- In Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com, "JEM" <trainnut@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Guys,
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      > Tom and Group, I have a grin from ear to ear right now, I reread both Tom's
      > post and SB2's post about building up the thinned washes. The frame has
      > been sitting for a couple of days now so I got out my practice pieces and
      > thinned out some more paint and went at it. IT WORKS, it works, it works,
      > just like they said it would. First off I have to say that I had given the
      > frame a light dry brushing of white in an attempt to bring it more into the
      > way I thought it should look and it didn't really do all that much for me,
      > so back to the posts and more thinking. Well I just finished adding a thin
      > wash of Burnt Umber with a drop of white and lots of water. It flowed on
      > nice and smooth like and it isn't hiding the nice details and it is looking
      > much better. Tomorrow I will add another layer and let it sit. Thanks Sam
      > for your advice about letting it completely dry before adding more layers,
      > that may be what was not working for me earlier among other things.
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      > Tom I read and reread what you told me and I just went for it this afternoon
      > and I feel so much better about the way it is looking. I'm still not
      > completely satisfied, but it's getting there. Now I hope I have enough
      > sense to know when to stop. <BG> I still would very much like to see a
      > video of exactly how you do it. Needless to say, I've got an idea of how it
      > supposed to go now and as the old saying goes, "practice makes perfect" and
      > "try, try again, this has definitely been a good learning experience.
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      > Thanks Tom for your excellent instructions. All I can say at this point is
      > Try it, it works, just like Tom said it would. And don't forget Sam's good
      > advice also, let it dry overnight and it will take the washes differently
      > than if you let it just dry for an hour or so.
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      > I'll post some pics later on down the road.
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      > J. Motts


      J.

      Glad it worked for you! I knew it would. You just have to remember it will look like crap
      right off with a thinned coat of paint/stain on it. You gott'a keep working it. The best time
      to stop is BEFORE you think it is.


      Tom
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