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Old 07-15-2011, 09:52 PM   #21
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Well I got a call this morning and my sikatop came in, two weeks ended up being two days lol. Got my first coat on and it looks awesome. I will post some pics when I get a chance. I also test fitted the background in the tank and it looks very nice. I had to cut my background into sections ,which I expected to do due to a cross brace.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:58 PM   #22
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Well I got a call this morning and my sikatop came in, two weeks ended up being two days lol. Got my first coat on and it looks awesome. I will post some pics when I get a chance. I also test fitted the background in the tank and it looks very nice. I had to cut my background into sections ,which I expected to do due to a cross brace.
Cant wait to see it!
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Well I got it all coated and siliconed in, a few pics to see how it looks let me know your opinions. I didn't go as fancy as some but I think it looks awesome. Hopefully after work tomorrow I can get the sand cleaned and get it filled.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:36 PM   #24
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Turned out great! going to make some more?
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I think I will, it was fun and rewarding
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #26
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I think I will, it was fun and rewarding
And the next one you can work painting and stuff. Its allot easier than you would think!
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:24 PM   #27
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Great job

Thanks for documenting your project so well. I have zippo artistic skills. What sharp implements did you use to carve out the negative spaces? I might give this a try. Thanks again

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Thanks for documenting your project so well. I have zippo artistic skills. What sharp implements did you use to carve out the negative spaces? I might give this a try. Thanks again

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I just used a steak knife and heat gun.
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Yeah I just used a steak knife also. And to add extra texture I would scrape it along the smooth spots in the foam so it roughed it up. Best part is precise doesn't really apply other than sizing it to fit your tank. Just hack and slash away.
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Yeah I just used a steak knife also. And to add extra texture I would scrape it along the smooth spots in the foam so it roughed it up. Best part is precise doesn't really apply other than sizing it to fit your tank. Just hack and slash away.
Thanks fellas I appreciate that
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