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  1. Agree, shellac can be applied with a brush in multiple layers to build a magnificent deep finish on models. Applying with a pad works better for large surface areas as in furniture. Available in various tones including a clear version known as white shellac. The finish is very durable and long lasting but easily scratched. But then again is very easy to repair. On static models potential damage should not be a problem. Be aware that glueing wood over shellac coated wood does not stick very well. The bond will eventually fail.
  2. Interesting new model ship company

    La Couronne?
  3. Brass piano hinges

    Look at this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Voyager-Models-1-35-Hinges-3-Middle-for-General-Use/272934290165?hash=item3f8c26c2f5:g:xNkAAOSwEEBaC-5c

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