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3 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Looking great.

Probably a good idea to seal them in the way things have been going.:D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Exactly Alistair, my thoughts indeed.

 

Thanks @Johnson, @giemme, @elger, @Hamden, and @Thom216.

 

Well, varnished top and bottom fnar.

 

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Tha will do until tomorrow then some panel washes me thinks.

 

Stay calm.

 

Simon.

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19 hours ago, giemme said:

Looking excellent, Simon! Turning out to be one of your best! :clap:

 

Ciao 

Cheers Giorgio, I take that as a great compliment from the maestro.

 

18 hours ago, Thom216 said:

Looking good with her 'badges' going on.

 

13 hours ago, Dunny said:

Simon,

 

Looking lovely - not far to go now!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Yep, not far now lads.

 

Thanks @dogsbody, @Hamden, @Johnny Tip, @elger, @stevehnz, and @KevinK.

 

It was time to put on that dreaded Scotch paint, the "Black Wash"

 

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Not only but also grubbied it up .

 

Let that dry and may give a sealing coat of varnish tomorrow if I have chance.

 

Stay calm.

 

Happy Xmas folks.

 

Simon.

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On 24/12/2023 at 13:29, Johnson said:

Shaping up really well Simon!

 

Happy Christmas,

 

Charlie

And to you Charlie. but Houston we have another problem, see below.

 

On 24/12/2023 at 15:09, Thom216 said:

Looking nice and suitably grungy.

More than that now Thom.

 

Thanks @Hamden, @KevinK, @stevehnz, @elger, @GREG DESTECand @giemme.

 

Well to start with I hope that you all had a pleasant Xmas Day, I did, well stuffed and watered.

 

Well Boxing arrives and to the cave again and disaster.

 

Tamiya Matt Varnish, thinned 50/50  with ipa at 15 psi and this happened.

 

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It wasn`t to cold 10.C and moisture trap emptied.

 

I am going to put it on the shelf of doom for the time being, and rescue it later.

 

Coffee and a fag to calm down.

 

Simon, 

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23 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

Ye Gods, you're having a real fight there.

Not sure whether another matt coat would clear the problem or make it worse.

Have a good think and hopefully a solution will come to you.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Well that`s modelling for you Alistair.

I am taking on the chin and have a ponder about it.

 

Simon.

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Hi Simon sorry to see the white bloom from the varnish. I've had the same problem albeit I'm a brush painter. I've found that it does appear to be a temperature related issue. My cave has no heating and the matt varnish I've used has resulted in a cloudy finish when I haven't heated up the space with a plug in radiator prior to applying the varnish. Hope you can find a solution to the problem as your Beaufighter was looking great. 

 

All the best Greg 👍

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I can only echo the suggestions above, but you may also want to try slightly buffing with a cotton or microfiber rag that flat coat first. Try on a small area first, and see what happens. It worked for me on occasions, albeit with different clear varnishes.

 

Ciao 

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1 hour ago, airbus320 said:

Hi Simon,

 

try gloss coating it, might be the easiest solution. Be a shame to waste the excellent work you’ve done so far! 
 

cheers,

 

Chris

 

1 hour ago, Dunny said:

Simon,

 

That's a tough one so late in the game. Maybe try a gloss coat over it?

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

 

1 hour ago, GREG DESTEC said:

Hi Simon sorry to see the white bloom from the varnish. I've had the same problem albeit I'm a brush painter. I've found that it does appear to be a temperature related issue. My cave has no heating and the matt varnish I've used has resulted in a cloudy finish when I haven't heated up the space with a plug in radiator prior to applying the varnish. Hope you can find a solution to the problem as your Beaufighter was looking great. 

 

All the best Greg 👍

 

55 minutes ago, elger said:

yeah perhaps a mist of gloss mixed with an aggressive thinner like mr Surface Leveler, or sometimes a coat of Future does wonders

 

17 minutes ago, giemme said:

I can only echo the suggestions above, but you may also want to try slightly buffing with a cotton or microfiber rag that flat coat first. Try on a small area first, and see what happens. It worked for me on occasions, albeit with different clear varnishes.

 

Ciao 

Cheers for the suggestions lads, I am waiting for @AliGauld package, he has kindly cut some stencils to replace the decals that went whoopsee.

 

Simon.

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I can't quite see, because I'm using on phone, but it looks like the varnish has gone cloudy.

If it has, a coat of gloss might sort it out.

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to correct spelling: 'see', not 'seem'.
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Did Lucy have anything to do with it..?

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Sorry for your continued troubles. Question, might the IPA have anything to do with it, or has that worked fine before?

Maybe another shot of Alcad2 Aqua Gloss will perform another miracle.

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Good grief that is really fighting you all the way.  Hope you are able to sort out and get it back on track.  It was looking great ip to the clouding incident.

Great work Simon, fingers crossed for the clear coat.

Chris

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Thanks @Hamden, @Beard, @Thom216, and @bigbadbadge.

 

This morning I bit the bullet and gave the Beau a coat of Aqua Gloss as suggested.

 

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It has seemed to do the job so far.

There are one or two bits that it hasn`t but I can leave that as the worn weathered look .

Next up will be using the stencils that @AliGauld posted to me.

 

Simon, a little happier now.

 

 

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