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Old 04-20-2008, 10:02 PM   #61
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I hope you never need a drink, but I do believe you just earned one. That bus is looking GOOD!
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:22 PM   #62
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That's some good looking work, my friend!
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:43 AM   #63
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its a piccasso! i knew it! if that bus doesnt say summertime i dont know what does.RIGHT ON! Oh Oh,theres gonna be a name a coming.......and a first time out excellent work rep and julie
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #64
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excellent job! Very very impressive.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:41 PM   #65
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Looking good! Are you spraying all of it? What type of paint you using? Rustoleum?
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:33 AM   #66
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Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm amazed at how much work it's been and I'm definitely tired of masking. We've sprayed the whole thing. I picked up an HVLP sprayer for $10 on sale at Harbor Freight and have been pleasantly surprised. We were going to use Rust-oleum but it turned out to be too much trouble to get the color we wanted in gallon sizes so we went with Kelly Moore (comparable to Sherwin-Williams, etc.) industrial metal paint. I've definitely made a lot of mistakes. There are a number of runs that I didn't sand out and some areas where the paint has peeled off with the tape, and litany of other small details. Overall, I'm pleased. Once again, thanks all for the very nice comments and more pics will come very soon.
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:30 PM   #67
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In my humble opinion, nobody but you will ever see the runs. I have a little bit of experience with large visual things, and what people notice when they suddenly see something very different is the overall effect, never details. (When someone sticks around long enough to get into the details, then you have made a new friend and all is well, runs and all.)

But I'm worried about paint peeling off with the masking tape. That suggests the paint didn't bite properly. Too late to change it now, but a possible lesson for the future. If it becomes noticable, you could perhaps hide it with a stripe separating the colors. A stripe in a slightly -- not dramatically -- different shade would probably add "class" to the design. Like a shadow.

Now: The important thing I wanted to say: You have created a fabulous image with "broad strokes" of just two colors. Very impressive. This may be the solution for Millicent. I want murals of Kinetic Kontraptions, and the prospect of all that detail is frightening. But I may be able to do it with your style of "broad strokes". Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:46 PM   #68
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Wow, looks great from here!
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:22 PM   #69
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Oh Elliot, you're such a sweet peach. Yeah I too am hoping the peeling paint issue doesn't grow. And yes, it's definitely a lesson I already knew to take care of. But you know zeal. It'll get you every time. As far as Millicent is concerned, with your obvious Intelligence and Imagination oh mighty sage, I hope I may speak for the entire forum in saying we have no worries that she will turn out a beauty! And thanks to you and Xtevan as well as the others for the kind words.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #70
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That better be Julie who called me a sweet peach, or there is some serious confusion going on around here!
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