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Offline Kim

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2021, 05:23:39 AM »
Wow!  That does look quite nice!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2021, 08:39:40 PM »
Better Fake Stone Blocks!
Two coats of white ceiling emulsion, three hours spent with masking tape, followed by a heart in the mouth spray session. I let the stuff dry in the sun for four hours, and gave it a coat of clear lacquer to 'fix' it and give the stone a bit of a 'glisten'!
Methinks It will do 🤩...






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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #122 on: April 18, 2021, 08:49:41 PM »
That will do nicely Sir. :)

Proportions of stone and spacing of joints looks a lot better than the previous too

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #123 on: April 18, 2021, 08:53:06 PM »
That will do nicely Sir. :)

Proportions of stone and spacing of joints looks a lot better than the previous too

Thanks Jason for the good advice. This very old dog still likes to learn new tricks! :NotWorthy:

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #124 on: April 18, 2021, 09:08:28 PM »
Came out great!  I used one of the other colors of that paint on a base once, interesting to use since it comes out chunky with the texture, great effect.

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #125 on: April 18, 2021, 09:32:18 PM »
Looks great and really authentic.

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #126 on: April 18, 2021, 10:33:46 PM »
Very nice looking!  You should be pleased with that!  :cheers:
Kim

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #127 on: April 18, 2021, 10:46:54 PM »
That came out great!  I may well steal that idea.

Cheers, Joe

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #128 on: April 18, 2021, 11:48:58 PM »
Looks great!
Nice work!

Dave

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #129 on: April 19, 2021, 08:13:48 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments. I bought a grey paint marker to do the grouting but the bare white undercoat looks just fine. Non-one was more surprised than me when I removed the masking tape! :whoohoo:

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #130 on: April 19, 2021, 07:47:33 PM »
Display Base and Plinth Completed I can now get on with the rest of the fiddly bits!

Edges planed. Four 'Hockey Sticks' produced on the Proxxon FET saw from a piece of Mahogany and mitred on my new bench sander.



Where would we be without cheapy tools!



Sanded and oiled. Well pleased with the result.



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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #131 on: April 21, 2021, 01:40:45 AM »
Very nice work...... :Love:


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Don

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #132 on: April 21, 2021, 02:57:02 AM »
 ;D#
Looks great!
Nice work!

Dave

Iím with Dave.   :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #133 on: April 23, 2021, 08:06:47 PM »
Magnificent  :praise2:
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #134 on: April 24, 2021, 05:58:10 PM »
I must take a good look at your stone making technique.

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