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Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by kwerk, Mar 13, 2012.
I know what etch primer does!
Which means I can put these bits on
And that's me for today. A far better day than I've had up til now.
I'm probably not getting this Star Wars narration thing right, but to be fair, I don't give a Sith.
Absolutely brilliant, kwerk!
Your bad days make my good days look kind of weak
ROTFL!! Darth Vader never had such a weapon... Awesome...
On the build... I think most of us have studied that drawing to the point where we could redraw it in our sleep. Those guys facilitated a lot of what we do here in the most understated, yet most critical, way. What a brilliant concept!! The 12th fret markers are perfect! I'm loving this!!
Are you are spritzing the early coats? I'm not sure how I would cover that except to go water based and/or a bizillian single pass coats with nitro/shellac.
Outstanding idea! What a great tribute.
Wow, dude, never an un-truer word spoken. Your build is magnificent, I'm not sure you know what a bad day is!!
We chalenge you to a rock-off! Give us one chance to rock your socks off!
No? Wrong movie?
The paper has had several saturation coats of clear acrylic matt ahead of gluing (mercifully, as I can wipe any marks off it with a damp cloth). Once I've done some additional linework and a little more sanding the whole thing will get several coats of the same clear acrylic. I want it to have the effect of being a 3D version of the paper plans.
The only thing I'm slightly bummed by is that the primer is quite a bit warmer than the paper. The paper was a reasonably good match, but after the saturation it has changed tone a little. It's not a big problem for me though, I can live with 2-tone white
Awesomer and awesomer every time I log in. And yes, that's a word...to some of us at least.
Well, the moment of truth has arrived.
I would have done the back first, but I wasn't comfortable with the design I'd come up with for the back, so I had to wait until today (no trading in NZ on Easter Sunday) to get a fresh print made. It's currently drying from it's second coat of clear, so I expect to do it later today. That means I had to start with the scary bit first.
Before I show this, I gotta pause for a little endorsement.
Mod Podge, Mod Podge, Mod Podge.
Ok, back to the build.
Ok, no more commercials, here it is.
Got the plan out.
Note the colour difference between the paper that's had the clear coat and the area that's been masked. The original colour was a slightly closer match to the paint. After the clear coats, the paper has become quite translucent.
Eagle eyed spotters will see there are a few subtle changes to the original plan so certain measurements displayed outside the body have been moved to within the body outline.
So, time to do it.
I use MOD PODGE (TM)(R)(C) for best results.
Yeehah. Not anywhere near as much drama as I thought it would be. Spent a little time touching up edges and smoothing out bubbles, but it's a great result at this stage.
Did I mention this stuff?
But seriously, I'm impressed. I won't use 3M spray for templates again after this stuff.
Hell! I'm going to buy shares in the company now. With a ringing endorsment like that the prices will only go ^
Actually I tried to buy some locally here about 2 weeks ago, no one had it, most had never heard of it! Very strange.
Nicely "out of the box" Phil.
This is just awesomely cool!
What a great theme for a challenge build , my hat is off to you Phil .