Coloring Steel Bands for Water Tanks and Barrels

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by hminky, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. hminky

    hminky Member

  2. kirkendale

    kirkendale Member

    Great idea. I'll have to try it. thanks for sharing.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    It looks awesome! What a great idea.
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    that was amazing!i printed your article for future reference,i hope you dont mind.but ill definatley use that idea :thumb: --josh
  6. hminky

    hminky Member

  7. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    Great idea!!
    I have not had my printer hooked up since I moved in Jan. guess its about time to do it.
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hi...Great idea..!!! Where were you 3 weeks ago when I needed you..??
    Now I know better.
    To eliminate the ridge that develops when cutting, cut over a VERY hard surface and use a VERY sharp blade. I cut over a piece of 1/4" tempered glass and a low angle on the blade.
  9. hminky

    hminky Member

    Thanks, Gus for reminding me of the way to cut paper cleanly. Not being much of a paper guy I forgot that cutting on a hard surface works with paper.

  10. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    That's a great idea. There are probably many similar things that can be done the same way...

  11. I agree, great idea. Printers and Photoshop are very powerful, and I think underused, for our hobby.
  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    That looks great! You always have simple, yet really ingenious ways of getting excellent detail.

    One comment though - that water tank should have a lot (a lot!) more bands, and they should be spaced closer together at the bottom to prevent the tank from leaking or completely breaking open, epecially since it is so full! ;) :D

  13. hminky

    hminky Member

    The bands were placed on the tank temporarily for the article to demostrate how they would look on a tank. The tank is underconstruction.

  14. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

  15. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Umm... I knew that...! hamr :oops: I should have known with your attention to detail that you would not leave it unfinished. :thumb:

  16. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    Good Idea! I will have to try that one of these days.

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