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Painting and Varnishing

Some practical advice from The Fat Controller

Bob Abell29/06/2009 18:37:57
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Hello Paul
 
I intend to record the kit sizes with a view of scaling up for a winter project...........Probably won`t get around to actually building a second model, but at least the info will be there.
 
In my lost post, I noted that you had applied 40 coats of varnish.............well mine will have 41!..........lol
 
You`re a bit quiet lately, is the hot weather getting you down?..........I hate it!.......Far too hot for the campervan
 
Bob
 
 
Paul T29/06/2009 18:58:28
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Hello Bob
 
I have to be very careful in the hot weather and stay indoors when it gets to warm, the shed is like an oven so I cant get any shade in there.
 
If you want a set of plans for the slo mo shun I can email them to you.
 
Paul 
Bob Abell30/06/2009 06:06:50
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Thanks for the plans offer Paul, I didn`t mention that I`ve actually sent for the kit!
 
Not made a kit for years..............and I`m looking forward to the novelty........and for a change, something easy to transport.
 
Bob
Bob Abell30/06/2009 12:47:06
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Hello Paul
 
The kit is 1: 12 scale already and is a bit small........so I`m thinking of doubling up to 1/6th scale.............and then access to the radio gear and motor drive will be much easier..............and not making the kit at all?
 
I would then feel as though I`m building something special!
 
Bob
ashley needham01/07/2009 21:52:28
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Paul. It might have been just tripe if you hadnt  since amply demonstrated your credentials with the pictures of your barrel back varnishing job and so it becomes a treatise on the craft of applying paint.  
I kneel at the alter of your sanding block and patience.
Ashley  (finger painting is more my style)
Paul T01/07/2009 22:02:22
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Cheers Ashley
Richard Simpson04/07/2009 18:40:56
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Great piece Paul, useful for beginners and more experienced modellers alike and using your own example gives it so much credibility.
 
This would actually have made a nice piece for the magazine, have a chat with Paul before you post something like that again, or have you already?
Paul T04/07/2009 20:17:05
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Thank you Richard.
 
I had a chat with Colin as I wanted to use the piece to help the website.
 
Paul
Rod smart17/03/2014 09:13:04
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Paul,

Book marked this article brilliant.

We always used International paint as my uncle worked for them in Felling.

 Hope to get to you high standard and thanks for publishing it.

Rod

Edited By Rod smart on 17/03/2014 09:14:10

Paul T19/03/2014 18:53:29
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Hi Rod
Glad that you enjoyed the piece and I hope that it is of some use.

All the best

Paul

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