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Re: What filler?
Sorry for the delay in responding, sounds like your well on the way to a great model.
As most of my models are vintage they are made in a similar way.
Firstly with the balsa I cover with 2 coats of sanding sealer, once sanded to nearly there I use another coat of sanding sealer.
When I am happy with the look and feel of the Hull I coat with ezekote and 0.03mm glass cloth. Allow to dry for 24 hours then another coat of ezekote. This is then rubbed down with 1200 grit wet and dry (used dry).
Next I will spray with Halford
, rubbed down and followed by a couple of coats of normal spray primer, then up to 3 coats of top coat.
And finally 2 coats of lacquer of your choice. Not forgetting to rub down between each coat.
Once you start on the actual paint I use 2000 grit wet and dry used wet with a drip of fairy liquid in the water.
I hope this is helpful, if you have blemishes to fill after priming I use holts knifing putty as it's in a tube and easy to use and sand back.
Don't take my methods as gospel, there are many ways in modelling, this is just my humble opinion.
12 days ago by Colin H
Sea Commander restoration.
Hi there folks, a little late, but now we'll under way.
The Hull was stripped and stabilised as it had quite a bit of delamination, once solid I coated with 0.03mm glass cloth and Eze-Kote.
Then primed with
, followed by a good rub down with 1000 grit wet and dry. Primed again and rubbed down between coats, 4 coats.
Top coat is Fiat caprice blue, 6 coats wit rub down with 2500 wet and dry between first 5 coats then I used G3 rubbing compound. It's now ready for lacquer. But I have to rebuild the cabins first.
I have fitted the new propshaft, prop, water pick up and outlet. Also the new rudder.
Have cut away the old diesel engine mounts and made a platform for the Taycol Supermarine motor which was rebuilt and modified by RNmunich (Doug). Was hoping to get her ready for the steam and vintage show at the end of the month.
Some way to go but I have a goal and will try to achieve it.
PS. I can't get the pictures to upload from the app. I will try to use the computer tomorrow.
3 months ago by Colin H
Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
It all depends on the type of filler. If it's a wood filler, I do it first. After glass cloth and Eze-Kote, I then use knifing puty for minor marks and dents or modelling filler. Finally using high build
before normal primer then the paint.
Not forgetting all the rubbing down after each process. Main ingredient is patience.