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Re: HGLW Wittenberg-Schafer Loco

Post by Peter Butler » Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm

My preferred option would be to build the body first and apply filler as required in any gaps, then smooth the areas before using any sealer.
I have much experience of using shellac and French polish during my career and wouldn't recommend spraying it as it will block the jet very quickly. I doubt it would be possible to clean any spray equipment afterwards.
If you can find a cellulose based equivalent that would be far better.
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Re: HGLW Wittenberg-Schafer Loco

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed May 16, 2018 2:11 pm

I am with Rik on this one narrow gauge is ruff and ready!

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Re: HGLW Wittenberg-Schafer Loco

Post by IanC » Wed May 16, 2018 4:54 pm

It looks good to me Rik. So good that the picture and your review has convinced me that one of these will be my next loco purchase.

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Re: HGLW Wittenberg-Schafer Loco

Post by IanC » Wed May 16, 2018 4:56 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm
My preferred option would be to build the body first and apply filler as required in any gaps, then smooth the areas before using any sealer.
I have much experience of using shellac and French polish during my career and wouldn't recommend spraying it as it will block the jet very quickly. I doubt it would be possible to clean any spray equipment afterwards.
If you can find a cellulose based equivalent that would be far better.
Sounds good to me Peter, thanks. I'm used to blocked jets. It happens frequently with acrylics in the airbrush.

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Re: HGLW Wittenberg-Schafer Loco

Post by markoteal » Wed May 16, 2018 5:18 pm

IanC wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:54 pm
It looks good to me Rik. So good that the picture and your review has convinced me that one of these will be my next loco purchase.

Ian
Agree - sanding the two top corners into rounded corners makes all the difference - make it look more prototypical to me - and the finish on that paintwork is spot on - its all about the number of think layers rubbed down in between
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Re: HGLW Wittenberg-Schafer Loco

Post by bazzer42 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:28 pm

I'm about to place a Toolstation order but looking at Rik's finish beginning to wonder if it is overkill.

Rik, how did you bend that exhaust?

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Re: HGLW Wittenberg-Schafer Loco

Post by IanC » Wed May 16, 2018 6:25 pm

bazzer42 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:28 pm
I'm about to place a Toolstation order but looking at Rik's finish beginning to wonder if it is overkill.
No, it isn't overkill. Wood always benefits from sealing. MDF is different as it is in effect a pulp, and as has been pointed out the glue used is water based. Properly sealed it will reduce the number of coats required to get the kind of finish Rik has acheived.

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