|John Purdy||16/08/2019 19:31:39|
194 forum posts
Finished my Stuart Turner #1. Bought the castings second hand in 1996, They were initially bought in the late '60s or early '70s, and when I got them they had been through 2 or 3 (or more) owners. Everything was there except the rings were broken. Finally got around to starting it on 5 Oct. last year.
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Very nice John, and a pleasant change from the usual greens, neat cladding too.
|Former Member||16/08/2019 19:56:52|
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|Jeff Dayman||16/08/2019 20:14:51|
|1818 forum posts|
That's looking great John! Well done! I like the colour scheme as well.
|Brian H||16/08/2019 20:17:00|
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Very nice John, well done,
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Very nice John; I'm tending to go for other colours as well rather than sticking to Stuart green & black. What is the colour on your model, it looks very similar to the rattle can colour of 'FED Aero crème de la crème' I have ?
|Harry Wilkes||17/08/2019 12:03:15|
893 forum posts
Nice job have to agree with Jason pleasent looking colour
|John Purdy||17/08/2019 17:06:04|
194 forum posts
Thanks all for the complimentary comments.
George, the colours, I mixed up from scratch as I couldn't find anything like I liked in either paint tins or spray cans from builders or auto supply shops. The brown is what I'd call a "bright chocolate" mixed up from a quite dark brown with some red added and then a little yellow to lighten it up. The cream was white with a little yellow to make a bright cream, then a drop or two of the chocolate to tone it down. It actually is a little darker that shows in the pictures, the colour balance has made it come out quite a bit whiter. There was much mixing up of drops of paint on a sheet of paper till I got what I liked ( then trying to remember what I had used!).
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As others have commented makes a change from usual colours, everything on your engine looks crisp and well finished, congratulations.
|Mick B1||17/08/2019 17:42:21|
|1575 forum posts|
+1 - nice work indeed.
I wanted a colour like that for my Stuart Beam about 20 years ago:-
(Matrioshka courtesy grandkids )
I used a Humbrol enamel in the end, but I don't think I've any left and don't know the code no. Your lagging is good - I might add some to mine when I do a refurb, which it's obviously beginning to need...
|Mark Gould 1||21/08/2019 17:02:44|
|212 forum posts|
John, that is a beautiful No. 1 and as already said a welcome change in colours. Well done, I know how much work goes into making a running No. 1 as I am experiencing myself.
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