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No pictures here at the moment but I might as well confine my ramblings to one thread ,

So constructing a Dutch barn with lean two on either side , all going well and I have the stantions and top work completed on the Dutch barn , time to paint it , although I have a cheap and cheerful humbrol airbrush the acrylic paint wasn't keen on getting to know the styrene on my test piece so out comes a aerosol of black spray paint  , did a test piece last night and great job  , so started spraying this morning but run out so off to tool station and get another can off the same paint ,did the second set of stantions and great job , went to finish the first set off and major reaction , paints all blistered , so spent an hour cleaning down as well as I can but not over happy , need some really fine sand paper to get a better finish ,,,,, tho I just had a stroke of genius , the wife's emery nail file is fantastic 😊.

So a lesson learnt, on the plus side the paint job was possibly to good for a Dutch barn as it's been painted a couple of times with bitumen so looks a bit scabby .

Although  I shook the second can well I might not have done it well enough as clear fluid came out first 

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Okay , so slow going but drier has been put in , just the burner to fit and control console . Elevator is in , just a grain pit to put in , then a block wall and finish cladding , lean to roofing turned up on Thursday , so that may get fitted on Monday if it's raining and the wife goes out

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That’s going to look really well when it’s done Mark. With regards to your paint problems, I can’t recommend highly enough Hycote or Halfords own brand (which is made for them by Hycote). I always try and use it whenever possible and I’ve never once had a problem with the paint reacting, even though my hands aren’t always the cleanest when I’m painting models!

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Started getting the asbestos roofs painted tonight but definitely got the colour wrong although the Dutch Barn roof and the corrugated tin side cladding will be painted black so should be some contrast there

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A certain member on here will be glad to see his old combine under cover now

So this is 1966/67/68 and apart from the brick buildings all that was here 

So now the hard part , time to make it scruffy and more realistic 

In 68 sheep joined us and the County went down the road to be replaced by a MH101

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2 hours ago, Cornish-model-farm said:

Making things scruffy is my favourite bit!

True cornishman!! 🤣🤣🤣

 

Looking good Mark, combines in good hands now ;) ! look forward to seeing what you get up to

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