This maybe kind of long winded but what can they do.LOL..Anyway...First off I taped off the blank and airbrushed yellow on the foam.This gave me a background color for the marble panel.Next I glassed it as normal and sanded the hotcoat.I used 320 grit as the last step.At this point I shot a black black resin pinline around the yellow panel and rails.Go ahead and sand the pins lightly after they cure.Now for the marbling.........Tape off the panel to stop overspray and MIST a coat of red and a coat of black Acrylic Car Touch up Paint.(I use Plastikote spray cans from Pep Boys auto parts).It is essentially acrylic lacquer.Right after you spray the paint take some acetone or lacquer thinner and start "melting" the paint using a brush.Its hard to explain but the the thinner will make the paint do all sorts of cool things.I used resin pinlines because if it were acrylic the acetone would destroy the line.Lastly I sprayed some clear acrylic over the whole thing ,scuffed lightly with scotchbrite and glossed it with Reichold Resin.I use Reichold resin exclusively.Silmar is OK but it takes to long to kick and may make the colors bleed.You can experiment by spraying the paint on glass or formica and melting with acetone.This will give you an idea of how it works.Do not use the Old Lady's kitchen cabinet top.NOTE...I think you could do this using waterbased acrylic paint but the thinner would be denatured alchohol.Let me know if this made sense.(or didn't) R.Brucker
I forgot...the small black pinlines on the board were done with a rapidograph pen with india ink. I use those cheap plastic architectural drawing templates from staples to guide the pen.Put some dots of masking tape on the backs of the templates to lift them a bit from the surface..it will keep the ink from bleeding under.Have fun. RB
I don't know how you figured all that out but the effect is incredible. Beautiful work. I wonder how you could do that with epoxy though? Seeing as how acetone is a no no with epoxy. And when you say you used templates and a rapidograph...does that mean you didi the pin lines by hand without taping. Wow. What's your day job? Brain surgeon? You got some steady hands.
One thing you might want to try is basically the same technique using pigment and tint dispersions with acetone. It will give you effects like marbles and cloudscapes to textures that look like cosmic nebulas. I knew this guy back in the 80's that was doing abstract resin paintings with this technique that where absolutely stunning.
Yep..I used to do the resin abstracts boards way back in the late sixties.They look really good and have a lot of depth.A guy named Brummett did some incredible stuff on the old Surfboards Hawaii sticks.As for the pinlines let me clarify..the main pinlines black and red were taped off and done in gloss resin.The little thin pins were done with a pen.The pen was guided by plastic templates.Have Fun. RB
This is just one of the reasons poly will never go out of style. Reason #1) Poly makes a surfboard look like a surfboard.
For those who think making a surfboard is more than a white thing with fins!..........Viva Mr. Clean.
Thanks Mr Cleanlines, again, seems so easy...
I'll try it on a piece of formica as you said, i really like the effect. And i think i'll try it also with pigments.
Yeah, I know Gary. A heck of a good glosser/pinliner that later became an outstanding airbrusher. He was definitely the guy to watch when I was getting started back in the early 80's.
Man! And I bought the Glassing 101 DVD!
There's nothing like this on that disc.
Cleanlines, if you could see my expression when I looked at this board, I would hope you'd get a feeling of satisfaction. That's a beauty. I copied a link to this post to my buddies so they could check it out.
Sounds right to me. And I can see where acetone plays into it.
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