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Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member13 Jun 2012 5:49 a.m. PST

I started adding the portholes and I built a mess of deck guns; link

cfielitz Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2012 6:48 a.m. PST

Great project! I've enjoyed all of your postings on it.

Personal logo BigNickR Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2012 7:55 a.m. PST

nice work on the guns. can't wait to see how they hold paint

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member13 Jun 2012 10:51 a.m. PST

BigNickR,

Generally I coat them with either super glue or my old standby, Titebond wood glue, on previous projects this has worked very well, particularly when I use acrylics.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2012 11:33 a.m. PST

Quite the process. Looking forward to seeing the finished article.

mattblackgod13 Jun 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

Great work. What is the pink stuff in the bottle that you are using for rivets?

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member13 Jun 2012 1:45 p.m. PST

mattblackgod,

Somebody else on these boards suggested it, it is a special thick paint for marking T-shirts, I got it at Michael's but you could probably get it from Hobby Lobby or any other major Arts & Crafts supplier. The brand name is "Scribbles"

Personal logo Chortle Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2012 10:31 p.m. PST

Very impressive work.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2012 2:13 a.m. PST

Couldn't you just spray paint them (black enamel) to get a good clinging layer and then paint acrylics for additional coats of paint?

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member15 Jun 2012 6:55 a.m. PST

1968billsfan,
In my experience the spray paint doesn't get into all the nooks and crannies, plus the wood glue (Titebond) seals the wood as well as strengthening the joints (these are wargaming toys after all) and it is dirt cheap as well!

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