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KenP

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Dust
« on: September 01, 2013, 11:28:38 am »

Still slowly building a Jotika HMS Victory, running rigging and yards to do.
However , despite care, the rest of the model has accumulated some dust. Any ideas as to the best way to remove it bearing in mind the complexity and delicacy of the model?
 
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Re: Dust
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 11:47:45 am »

Bike pump? When you get it clear, dust always falls downwards so if you can suspend it upside down between making bouts ----
 
  Same applies for painting etc..
 
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Re: Dust
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 11:58:42 am »

An air duster might be a good bet, you need quite a bit of pressure to dislodge dust from rigging.
 
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Re: Dust
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 12:15:32 pm »

Electrostatic feather dusters, clean make up and chinese calligraphy brushes are good for cleaning those hard to reach places, used carefully as well as an airline.


Storing your models in an airtight tent of polythene sheet helps keep the dust down.
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Re: Dust
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 04:07:44 pm »

for Circlip.
 
Victory is far too heavy to suspend upside down. Besides which, the deck guns might fall off !!!!!!!
 
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Re: Dust
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 04:17:51 pm »

Hi ken.
 like you always pondered the solution to model dust removal from the hard to get areas.  try google computer keyboard vacum/ hoover etc or flea bay.  They come with a selection of heads had some success with mine.
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Re: Dust
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 10:09:34 pm »

Hi ken.
 like you always pondered the solution to model dust removal from the hard to get areas.  try google computer keyboard vacum/ hoover etc or flea bay.  They come with a selection of heads had some success with mine.
  Frank   

Was just going to suggest the very same. Got mine from a Pound shop but it works in a fashion. Don't expect anything too technical... any dust ingested gets stuck on some skicky paper in it. When the surface of the tape is full...

If I wanted to do fiddly areas, I'd sellotape a macs straw over the opening making the suction and reach better.

Failing that, a damp paintbrush picking up the bits? The latter is not idea as after a while you have a damp, dirty brush and it dirties bare wood easily.
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Re: Dust
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 12:13:43 am »

I use an air compressor to which I have fixed a thin tube at the end of the line to get into the small spaces.   The air pressure can be varied considerably to avoid damage.
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