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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 05:58 pm
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Daniel Beresford
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Further progress on the Southern gondola from last night, one side has had dings and scratches and rust patches added. I think I went a bit OTT with this, but I'm going to attempt to tone it down a little today. We shall see. :D

Here's the prototype photograph I am working from - found on Southern Railfan (an amazing source of SOU images and information, and my Go-To place for references):





















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Excellent rust effects Dan !.

A couple of questions about Dullcote if I may (I've never used the stuff).

1) Do you spray it or brush it ?

2) Once applied, can the Dullcote layer be removed if required or is it 'permanent' ?

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Michael, Dullcote (Testors) comes in a spray can or in a bottle. Spraying is best, the bottle Dullcote can be thinned and sprayed with an airbrush. This stuff is lacquer and the fumes can make one dizzy, etc. And since it is lacquer, it is indeed permanent. I have never had any problems with this, just observe normal precautions and use like any other spray paint. You might want to test the product on certain types of plastic, it could craze the surface but as I wrote, I have never had any problems.
Have fun and don't breathe the fumes!

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Michael,

Have been using Dullcote (spray) for decades without any problems at all.  Great for putting that sealing layer on after decals and weathering have been applied.  When printing out signs from my computer, or making decals, a shot of Dullcote works very well to keep the printing from bleeding.

I also use Patricia Nimrocks Clear Acrylic Sealer (matte).  It's very similar to Dullcote but cheaper.  I generally use it on buildings.  You can find it at WalMart in the craft section.



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Michael,

Am I right in thinking you are from the UK?

If so, the Dullcote I use is actually Humbrol Acrylic Matt Sealer, I get it in rattle cans from Hobbycraft.

I just call it dullcote cos it's easier. :)



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 Hi Daniel :wave:



Michael has a similar view to that from a Torquay hotel window ...

... NO not hoards of majestically sweeping wilderbeast. ;)



As for Walmart ... Some kinda 'merican thang I think. L:



Testors 'Dullcote' IS actually available in Blightey. :)

I believe only from ... ngtrains.com ...

... who I think might distribute it here & there a bit as well. ???

Damn expensive getting it delivered, as the Royal-Mail class it as a W.M.D. !!



Most evil-smelling brain-cell killing rattle-can on the planet !

BUT it is very dull.



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Dan,

Not anywhere close to the U.K.  I'm all the way out in Southern California (La-La Land), where people have trouble driving even in clear weather.

Si is right.  WalMart is one of those 'merican things.  He is also right that Dullcote is kinda smelly, and would probably kill some brain cells especially if you are in an enclosed room.  I use it out on the patio to try and save what few brain cells I have left.

But, I have no problem using similar products as long as it does the job.



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My thanks to Woodie, Dan, Michael M & Si.

The situation seems to be that The All Powerful Supreme Ruler (otherwise known as the European disUnion) has banned Testor Dulcote on some spurious health grounds & Si is correct, our Royal Mail postal service (soon to be renamed Eumail "you post it, we'll lose it") won't handle the stuff because of some WMD Directive. 

As I could never justify air brush & compressor purchase simply for my RR pottering the stuff is out anyway, "Brush apply it or forget it - keep it CHEAP" is the Salada Wagon Work's motto.

Dan: 2 Michaels, one in CA; me in seaside clean beach Paradise (rural SW England), far from Walmarts, Home Depot & shopping malls.

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Michael,

Eumail???  That's a new one for me. 

Sounds like it might be headed for a train wreck.


Time for a mail joke?


49 cents is a really good price to mail a letter; 24 cents for delivery and 25 cents for the storage.


One good thing about the Post Office -- it's over 200 years old and yet it's never been hindered by progress.


A slogan for post offices around the world:


Lick it, stick it and kiss it goodbye!



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 Posted: Sat Oct 14th, 2017 08:38 am
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" I could never justify air brush & compressor purchase "


Hi Michael :wave:



This is confusing !

NO ... not the Sou. Cal. one ...

... the Sou. West one !! ;)



Have you got about 50 of the Queens Quids ?? ???



I did have ... but I spent about 20 on a ROLLS ROYCE airbrush ...

... and another 30 on a pretty darn nifty compressor !!



If I'd gone into London Graphics Center ...

... I'd a been fleeced by about 300 Quid or so !! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:



I wanted one about 30 years ago, when I was a student ! ...

... but of course I had to buy high-brow text-books & go to the laundry ... ;)

... and have some dough left over for beer, pop-music, cool-threads & GIRLS ! ...

... so I never did get that 300 Quid airbrush & comp.



But last year ... I DID ! :)

Just cost me about 50 for BOTH on eBay ! :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Freakin' AWESOME !! :thumb:

Want the details ?? L:



:moose:



Si.



Damn nice weathering Daniel !!

I've always been a bit of a 'Southern' fan ...

... Grandpops worked for the 'Southern' ...

... that's the one about a few thousand miles East of yours ...

... kinda London way ! ;)




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