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Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
« on: May 27, 2012, 05:36:49 PM »

I am in the process of spraying the hull sides on a 2 x scale Eezibilt Mermaid
with rattle can metallic blue, but I've got a bit of a 'problemette' -  :embarrassed:

I can produce quite a good blue surface, or a nice metallic surface but
not a single uniformly coloured surface. Best seems to be blue with a
silvery metallic bloom in patches - Anybody  had experience of this and
managed to solve it?


If I can't get the spray-can method to work then I will fallback onto airbrushing
with Humbrol metallic blue, hopefully that should do the trick! but I'd like to solve
the current problem if I can.

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Re: Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 06:28:27 PM »

My only suggestion is to spray in one direction only.

By that I mean press button and spray left to right, then button off and move back to the start position and repeat - for the other side spray right to left :-))


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Re: Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 08:27:06 PM »

I am in the process of spraying the hull sides on a 2 x scale Eezibilt Mermaid
with rattle can metallic blue, but I've got a bit of a 'problemette' -  :embarrassed:

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OOOHH!!!!   Lovely shape!

Will any pictures be forthcoming? Especially any build ones?   :D :D
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Re: Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 09:19:03 PM »

 
Hi,
CF-FZG I shall give your idea a try and let you know !

DG - I am currently putting together a build blog on the http://mdlbts.com/ website

blog address : http://mdlbts.com/#blogs/display.php?blogid=5990

I shall start a proper build log in the Dry Dock and Shipyard: forum as soon
as I can and include info on all the work I've done so far.

attached : a couple of tasters of the work to date -

Richard




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Re: Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 08:53:04 PM »


DG - I am currently putting together a build blog on the http://mdlbts.com/ website

blog address : http://mdlbts.com/#blogs/display.php?blogid=5990

I shall start a proper build log in the Dry Dock and Shipyard: forum as soon
as I can and include info on all the work I've done so far.


Ah.... yes. It looks very good - ply sides, I presume?

I was really hoping for some shots (or a build log) which I could put up on the EeZeBilt site.....
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Re: Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 09:01:00 PM »

Hi DG

All the hull sheeting is balsa/tissue/sanding sealer.

I shall contact you directly with regards to putting together a full build log for the Eezebuilt site

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Re: Paint spraying problem - can anybody help?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 09:23:17 PM »

Hi DG

All the hull sheeting is balsa/tissue/sanding sealer.

I shall contact you directly with regards to putting together a full build log for the Eezebuilt site

regards

Richard

Very kind of you!

It looks as if you didn't find a need to provide extra bulkhead supports when doubling up? Steve Heward did for his Triton, but that is somewhat bigger. I recall that when I made a Mermaid back in the 1960s the long streamlined sides picked up a few unfortunate ripples when the inside got damp, so good waterproofing is probably called for.

With a brushless it should fairly bounce along! 
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