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    First sail for a while.
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    RNinMunich
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    Good show Nerys πŸ‘
    I heartily approve.😊
    Don't forget though to flat off (take the shine off) the gloss (ca 360/400 grit wet n dry) to give the matt/satin paint some grip.
    Sorry if instructing how to evacuate eggs! 😌
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Scratchbuilder
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    Hi Nerys.
    Spot on.You are quite right.
    It’s as original as you want it to be.
    Originality always wins.
    Regards Bill.
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    Never give up.It will come right in the end.
    Nerys
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    Doug, You are as usual quite right but the gloss is not the final finish, we are only using that as a seal for the undercoat and the fact that we had it, but when that is done I want to battle weather her to make it look as if she has landed on umpteen beaches and been under heavy gunfire. 368 was pretty tatty when I saw her in dry dock in Barry in 1943 and I want my model to look as I remember her.

    cheers, Nerys.
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Nerys,
    Re "The LST has had one coat of gloss but needs another."
    I'm pretty certain that no warship, especially in wartime, would be gloss painted.
    Too many reflections and 'glinting' in the sunlight to betray them.
    Matt or semi matt/satin would have been the norm in WW2, and still is.
    Of course the aesthetics of your model are your affair but for historical accuracy ... πŸ˜‰
    If you use matt paint give it a final spray of satin lacquer to seal it.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    Sou'westers would be more appropriate.

    cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    That's why there are so many boaters.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Nerys
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    Hi Bill,
    The LST has had one coat of gloss but needs another. The main problem here is the weather, we have our own mini climate and it's a wet one. Bad weather comes up the Bristol Channel, hits the Gower peninsula and splits in two, one part goes on up to Cardiff but the larger portion, comes up the Gwendraeth and Amman Valleys until it gets to us, where there is a large mountain stopping it going any further, and that precipitates onto our village seemingly endlessly.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Scratchbuilder
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    Hi Nerys.
    All you say is encouraging,especially on the sausage van and your sailings,but what news on the paint job on the LST.
    Regards Bill.
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    RNinMunich
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    Nice one NerysπŸ‘
    The COMMS & Provisions van looks very neat as well.
    So glad you could get out and about a bit πŸ˜€
    Bet that lifted the spirits.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    Nerys It was good to see the picture of your Command /Sausage Roll van even with work to come it will get you out and about. Look foreword to more adventures and boat pictures.
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