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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Alclad Steel
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, June 19, 2020 12:35 PM

I have long wanted a darker steel shade than the Testors enamel or Vejello steel.  Ordered some Alclad Steel, and tried it last two days.  Love it!  It is a darker shade, and looks a lot like a heated oil steel finish.  Here is a shot of a post I just made in my Allison turboprop build (in Aircraft forum).

 

 

The steel is on the burners in upper left, and the turbine section casings in upper right.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:00 AM

Impressive painting, the Steel on the upper right looks like it was heated. Beautiful!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:25 AM

rob44

Impressive painting, the Steel on the upper right looks like it was heated. Beautiful!

 

For those pieces I had previously put down Vellejo steel, a considerably lighter color.  I purposely left some shading by varying the amount of Alclad in some areas.  To make it look even more like burned steel I subsequently (after photo) put down a very transparent layer of Tamiya metallic blue.  Photos of that will be posted soon on the Allison 1500 build in the Aircraft forum.  That kit calls out for a number of burned metal areas!  It is a real exercise in metal finish work- using far more metal finishes than painted areas.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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