Buffalo/Indian Head Nickel Coin Bank

Buffalo/Indian Head Nickel Coin Bank

Postby Redhorse » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:29 pm

Hi All, Finally found time to carve and assemble the Buffalo Coin Bank. A great project. Thank you very much for the files. Michael, thank you for taking the time to model the Indian head and Buffalo. I can think of numerous graphic sides to the "coin".
Since I planned to paint the finished bank I carved same from 3/4" mdf. I first sealed the mdf with a sanding sealer (not water based). Spray painted the assembled "coin" with metallic silver paint. The base was painted gloss black.
Thanks for looking.

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Re: Buffalo/Indian Head Nickel Coin Bank

Postby esteeme1 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:23 pm

Nice job Dave and excellent finish.
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Re: Buffalo/Indian Head Nickel Coin Bank

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:08 pm

Hi Dave...I don't know how I missed your post, but I found it today! You did a fantastic job on the Bank!!
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Re: Buffalo/Indian Head Nickel Coin Bank

Postby hockeyhead » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:16 am

Question on your Indian head bank. Did you use any kind of wax like the vectric article suggests to bring out the relief at all? The finishes listed in the how to article are on the pricey side from the suggested vendor. Shipping is outrageous.

What paint did you use?

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Re: Buffalo/Indian Head Nickel Coin Bank

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:57 pm

Hi,

I used the paint and wax listed in the PDF instructions, but you can substitute those and get the same effect.

For instance, any good silver paint can be applied. Then you can use black acrylic paint as a glaze with a clear coat afterwards. Or, you can just apply black shoe polish over the silver to accent details and serve as the final coat.
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