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In a german forum I got a hint for a good source of cannon balls, all sizes:

 


 

... and some blackening for stainless steel like this one:

 


 

First one to take the grease off, second the blackening and the oil for dehydration ...

 

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... first the degreasing ...

 

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... used a magnet to take them out ...

 

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... well dried ...

 

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... and like Roger Rabbit back to the soup, the blue one for blackening ...

 

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... luckily used old china as the stains remained :-)

 

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First I wanted to avoid the dehydration oil because of the glueing, but some of the balls turned brown :-(

 

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So same procedure as every year James, back to degreasing - the rust come of the balls but not off the china ...

 

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... freshely blackned and oiled.

 

Putted UHU Universal into a old syringe and gave nice injections  ...

 

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... uand placed the bullets :-)

 

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Used lots of glue but still some came off, the oxide is a ideal separation agent ...

 

So then, good luck, Daniel
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Hello Michiel,

 

it is always warned about lead corrosion. The lead can disintegrate into white powder. Museums usually refuse taking models with this material because of that reason. I saw some nice effects already in the different forums about this issue.

 

In the MSW.1 there was an article about it. Can anybody reproduce this one and start as a new topic?

 

Daniel

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