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About iosto

  • Birthday 09/22/1962

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  1. I preferred the second option because I consider it the best although more complicated I have scanned the kit's decals sheet With Photoshop I increased the contrast and inverted the image Then I printed it on paper For the transfer I used the foto tranfert POTCH trasparent " Hobby Line" A generous layer of glue is spread on the surface and the design is then positioned. Then press to remove the spaces and let it dry After dried, the paper is wetted with a brush and removed and the drawing is transferred So you can use it as a base for painting.
  2. A model I built about thirty years ago. It has several errors but considering that there was no internet then and you could not find today's materials and the equipment I have today, in the end it is not too bad.
  3. Deck deck I used IROKO wood Very fibrous a little difficult to work with small thin pieces, but I wanted to have a color more like the real wood of the original bridge. To decrease the porosity I used a glue to transfer POTCH images. Applied then smoothed and re-applied, then I passed the wax.
  4. I made the structure in pear wood. I covered with some pear wood veneer. Then I covered with mahogany wood. Between one table and another I inserted some black cardboard. Then I'll proceed with the holes
  5. I've stocked up on lumber. Here in Italy you don't find much. In the past I bought from Crown Timberyard which has now closed or from Lumberyard. Browsing the net I found this site: https://www.rarewoodsusa.com/all-species/
  6. The model will be covered and painted with antifouling as the photo of the " Mamma Rosa" , and will have mahogany sides. Through the hatch of the cabin it will be possible to see the interior. I would like to make a diorama with a shipyard and insert this model together with one under construction where you can see the frames on sight.
  7. Application of the primer I used a gray Tamiya primer and then the tamya white primer
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