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Kwerk's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by kwerk, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Davecam48

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    I know what etch primer does!
     
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    Awesome!
     
  3. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

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    Fretted

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    Which means I can put these bits on

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    And that's me for today. A far better day than I've had up til now. :)
     
  4. kwerk

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    I'm probably not getting this Star Wars narration thing right, but to be fair, I don't give a Sith.


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  5. RogerC

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    Absolutely brilliant, kwerk!
     
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    Your bad days make my good days look kind of weak ;)
     
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  7. crazydave911

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    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.
     
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    Outstanding idea! What a great tribute.
     
  10. kwerk

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    Wow, dude, never an un-truer word spoken. Your build is magnificent, I'm not sure you know what a bad day is!!

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    We chalenge you to a rock-off! Give us one chance to rock your socks off!
    No? Wrong movie? :twisted:;):)
     
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    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 ;)
     
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    Awesomer and awesomer every time I log in. And yes, that's a word...to some of us at least.
     
  14. kwerk

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    Well, the moment of truth has arrived.

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    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. :eek:

    Before I show this, I gotta pause for a little endorsement.

    Mod Podge.

    Mod Podge, Mod Podge, Mod Podge.

    Ok, back to the build.


    Mod Podge.


    Ok, no more commercials, here it is.


    Got the plan out.

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    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.

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    So, time to do it.

    I use MOD PODGE (TM)(R)(C) for best results.

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    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?

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    But seriously, I'm impressed. I won't use 3M spray for templates again after this stuff.

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  15. Davecam48

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    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.
     
  16. kwerk

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  17. Davecam48

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    Nicely "out of the box" Phil.

    DC
     
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    This is just awesomely cool! :cool:
     
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    What a great theme for a challenge build , my hat is off to you Phil .
     
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