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25 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

BTW what do you thin Aqua Gloss Varnish with, and what ratio?

If you mean Alclad Aqua Gloss, I spray it right away without any thinning. HTH.

 

Ciao

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Glad The lady Rose has been discharged. I had a real worry when I saw your post.

 The silver coats are looking splendid. Good luck with  that top coat.

 

 Johnny.

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18 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Glad The lady Rose has been discharged. I had a real worry when I saw your post.

 The silver ours looking splendid. Good luck with  that top coat.

 

 Johnny.

It was for me too Johnny, we are awaiting for some more tests before she goes under the knife.

Not bad that Alcad 2 stuff.

 

Thanks @Dr. Quack, @Hamden, @AliGauld, @giemme, And @Sturmovik.

 

Well after doing my chores I got around to spraying the varnish.

 

Upper wings and tail feathers.

 

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The prop.

 

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Main wheels hubs.

 

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The undersides.

 

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And I even cleaned my spray booth out, still needs a new filter when I start the next build.

I will be turning into a wobble head LOL.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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So aqua gloss works over silver? Does it work with high gloss chrome? I’m looking for a gloss that I can use for super shiny metals.   Great progress by the way. 👌

 

 Johnny

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21 hours ago, giemme said:

Neat job, Simon! :clap:

 

Ciao 

 

21 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Very nicely done.

Looking good.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thanks lads, see below.

 

15 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

So aqua gloss works over silver? Does it work with high gloss chrome? I’m looking for a gloss that I can use for super shiny metals.   Great progress by the way. 👌

 

 Johnny

We will see Johnny, the varnish is still slightly tacky so I am leaving alone for now. The next colour on will be Alcad2 Polished Aluminium.

 

Thanks @elger, @cobraleader, @Hamden and @Dr. Quack.

 

Well , as I said to @The Spadgent the varnish is still tacky so I am leaving the masking until late on, maybe tomorrow.

So I did a few little bits.

 

The rudder, still got a blob, damn.

 

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But not this side though.

 

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Landing flaps also got a second coat after being given a quick rub down.

 

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And the U/C legs got a dab of silver.

 

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Not happy about that but will wait to see when dry.

 

That`s about for now.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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16 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

So aqua gloss works over silver? Does it work with high gloss chrome? I’m looking for a gloss that I can use for super shiny metals.   Great progress by the way. 👌

 

 Johnny

I only tried it on the nose ring of my EE Lightning build, and it did kick the shine back a bit - alas, it was OK for the effect I was after. 

 

Ciao

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Nice progress Simon,

 

16 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

I’m looking for a gloss that I can use for super shiny metals.

 

1 minute ago, giemme said:

I only tried it on the nose ring of my EE Lightning build, and it did kick the shine back a bit - alas, it was OK for the effect I was after. 

 

Ciao

That is my experience as well. Although it is designed for metallics it does knock back the lustre.

Good luck getting some at a decent price now though as Alclad in the UK became HR Hobbies who have now licenced AK to sell it exclusively.

A £3.00 bottle now costs £7.00 for 30 mls. :angrysoapbox.sml:

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Thanks @AliGauld, @giemme, @cobraleader and @Dr. Quack.

 

Well, masking time is here again.

 

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Now time to spray some Polished Aluminium ALC 105.

 

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Flaps.

 

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Canopy.

 

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I have still to put down a second coat but I am happy with what I have done.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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Cheers @AliGauld.

 

OK got carried away on the last post forgetting that I had to do the undersides, numb nuts.

 

So here there are.

 

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Canopy.

 

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A bit blurred, sorry.

 

And finally the pylon(s).

 

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As they say, patience is a virtue, so will leave alone for the night to gas off.

 

You all have a peaceful time .

 

Simon.

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On 23/03/2023 at 17:50, AliGauld said:

I would refer the Honourable Gentleman to my previous remark. :D

That looks really nice Simon. :yes:

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

On 23/03/2023 at 18:46, giemme said:

Oh, shiny shiny! :clap:  :clap:

 

Ciao 

 

On 23/03/2023 at 23:33, The Spadgent said:

A very nice “Silver Machine” 🪙🐎

Thanks lads, "Silver Machine" it is then.

 

Thanks @elger, @Memphis, @Dr. Quack, @cobraleader and @Hamden.

 

After allowing her to dry for 36 hours (other things cropped up) I had a food look and found some roughness around the wing roots.

 

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But when handling her I saw some finger prints on the underside.

 

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Not visible here but they are there.

 

So a quick rub down of the affected areas and spray over.

 

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I am now leaving alone again to cure.

 

Which means finding something else to do...

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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20 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Looking rather nice.

Great save on the rough bit and the fingerprints.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

17 hours ago, giemme said:

The re-spray looks very effective, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

Thank you lads, a bit annoyed with my self about the finger prints.

 

Thanks @elger, @Hamden, @Dr. Quack, @cobraleader, and @The Spadgent.

 

Well, masking was the first task of the day after doing my chores (What chores?) thanks a cold beer...

 

There is a different colour to the surrounds of the exhausts, masked ready.

 

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Sorry a bit blurred.

 

And then I did the area for the I.D. stripes (No decals for that) (more on the decals later.

 

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Time for some spraying now.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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18 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

That's a serious amount of masking.

Good luck with the spraying.

 

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

You can never trust over spray Alistair LOL.

 

On with White XF 2.

 

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Then some Stainless Alcad 2 ALC 115.

 

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Second coat of white.

 

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A bit blurred again, damn.

 

Let`s wait for that lot to dry before the fun of masking for the black.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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Thanks @AliGauld, @giemme, @elger and @Hamden.

 

OK, I removed some of the masking around the exhausts and found some paint creep.

 

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I am not worried as there is bound to be more somewhere.

 

As I said earlier, those decals.

 

Printed by Fundekals, they seem to have quite an amount of carrier film plus quite fragile too.

This could be fun when I come to apply the rest of them

 

Anyhow a pic of the prop.

 

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They did not turn out to bad...

 

Well, the wind and rain turned up so I have put a halt to the spraying until tomorrow.

Also I want to let the white dry thoroughly be fore masking.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

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Painting the stripes- way to go! :clap:

 

Decals on the prop look good to me too, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao 

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