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Colouring or varnishing masts, yards and booms etc.

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Hi all, 

When it came to putting a bit of colour on my mast I initially used a brush but the end finish was dubious as brush strokes were visible, while pondering what to do to correct this my better half suggested I use a sponge as this would wrap the mast therefore colouring it in one pass with no brush marks.

Apologies if this has already been discussed. 

Current builds;

 Henry Ramey Upcher 1:25

Providence whaleboat- 1:25     HMS Winchelsea 1764 1:48 


HM Cutter Sherbourne- 1:64- finished    Triton cross section scratch- 1:60 - finished 

Non ship:  SBD-3 Dauntless 1:48 Hasegawa -FINISHED



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Yes, airbrush or thin the paint or paint with a brush several times. you can sand between the layers. But the easiest and best result is with airbrush.

Edited by Jörgen

Current:  Sherbourne - Caldercraft 1/64

            Vasa - DeAgostini 1/65
Finished: Endeavour - Americas Cup J class 1934 - Amati 1/80

Other:    Airplanes and Tanks



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