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FSM # 170 Sawmill
« on: June 23, 2019, 07:48:10 PM »
 What's India Ink and Ammonia on the wood look like without a box of those Fine Scale Miniatures # 170 Sawmill metal castings to complete the picture ?
Here's the reference photos ! Note the NWB items have been installed...
 Tommy
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 08:06:15 AM »
Nice work on this Tom. Love the shades of gray.
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 08:10:18 AM »
Looking good Tom.....I'll be looking in.  :)
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 05:27:05 PM »
That looks awesome Tom how did you stain the wood?
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 06:35:23 PM »
Really nice work there Tom,,,, I also would like to know how you stained the wood (what you used)
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 07:20:03 PM »
Great modeling Tom.
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 01:14:42 AM »
Nice work on this Tom. Love the shades of gray.
--Rich
Rich,
Thanks for the positive comments !
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 01:15:54 AM »
Looking good Tom.....I'll be looking in.  :)
Gregory,
 Thanks for following along.
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 01:17:18 AM »
Great modeling Tom.
Curt,
 Thanks ! Glad you like it.
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 01:27:38 AM »
That looks awesome Tom how did you stain the wood?
Dick
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 Note : Wood was stained with india ink... Bombay brand brown 20 percent & Higgins black 80 percent mix with ammonia in a large metal pan. This is dangerous to do ! Even in a open garage with a fan on and wearing long rubber gloves...you can burn your skin and your airways with the fumes...but the result is really something. Read my next post with some additional info.
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 01:46:32 AM »
Really nice work there Tom,,,, I also would like to know how you stained the wood (what you used)
Bob,
 Note : Wood was stained with waterproof india ink... Bombay brand brown 20 percent & Higgins black 80 percent mix with ammonia in a large metal pan.  THIS IS DANGEROUS TO DO !  Even in a open garage with a fan on and wearing long rubber gloves...you can burn your skin and your airways with the fumes...but the result are really something. India Ink is waterproof but it remains sensitive to ammonia and other alkaline materials. Ammonia (NH3) will change the PH and therefore Rheology of ink. Now we are talking chemistry.....Should mention each bundle of wood in the kit was soaked for 10 minutes at a time and when removed from the bath to dry will be jet black in color. The wood stayed damp for several weeks while drying. Then the magic happens ! So that's why most modelers use rubbing alcohol mixed with india ink...
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 11:37:23 PM »
Hi Tom and Others,
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. I'm new to the forum and have been following several builds over the past six months. Great craftsmanship abound!
I've been wanting to gently join in and couldn't resist on this build! The FSM #170 Sawmill was my first craftsman kit many years ago and I've been building ever since! Tom, you'll enjoy this kit. And you're off to a great start.
If there is a "newbie" section... that's where I'll be seated and watching from.

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2019, 02:52:24 AM »
Hi Tom and Others,
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. I'm new to the forum and have been following several builds over the past six months. Great craftsmanship abound!
I've been wanting to gently join in and couldn't resist on this build! The FSM #170 Sawmill was my first craftsman kit many years ago and I've been building ever since! Tom, you'll enjoy this kit. And you're off to a great start.
If there is a "newbie" section... that's where I'll be seated and watching from.
Welcome to the Forum !
Glad that this build you found meant something special to you. As time goes on hope that all of us can learn more from the work of others. Happy modeling.
 Tommy
 
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2019, 09:20:13 PM »
Very nice. This fsm kit was the first real craftsman kit I ever built.
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Re: FSM # 170 Sawmill
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2019, 08:49:36 AM »
Hi Tom and Others,
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. I'm new to the forum and have been following several builds over the past six months. Great craftsmanship abound!
I've been wanting to gently join in and couldn't resist on this build! The FSM #170 Sawmill was my first craftsman kit many years ago and I've been building ever since! Tom, you'll enjoy this kit. And you're off to a great start.
If there is a "newbie" section... that's where I'll be seated and watching from.
Welcome to the Forum !
Glad that this build you found meant something special to you. As time goes on hope that all of us can learn more from the work of others. Happy modeling.
 Tommy


Nice work Tommy!


Welcome to the forum theregon.
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