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25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by andyquirot » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:44 pm

Hi all
I have just opened my birthday present and found a 25pounder .😀
Question do I need to remove the tooling mark's before I start building. As I don't want to build and Paint then to find I can see the tooling mark's.
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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by Robert Reid » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:36 am

Flat plate and 400 grit removes most tooling marks.

If you don't have a flat plate, a piece of glass works great!

Of course, the originals had a lot of tooling marks, casting slag, roughness from foundries, etc. War Finish was a genuine 'mark' on British products to designate the fact that they did not fettle to the pre-war degree of perfection. So a few tooling marks may well be in keeping with the original.

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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by andyquirot » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:20 pm

Thanks.
I had not thought about tooling mark's on the original. I may need to do more research.
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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:21 pm

The problem is you have 1:1 tooling marks on a 1:6 model.

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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:55 pm

Which can be modified with a bit of Mr Surfacer 500 and an old brush :-)

Tooling marks etc are also one of the reasons hand made imperfect parts look better than 3D printed perfection when representing wartime models etc!

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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by andyquirot » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:26 pm

Hi there
Mr Surfacer 500 is this the same .
Mr. Hobby #SF-285 Mr. Surfacer 500 (40ml) Gunze surface primer
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Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:00 pm

Yes :D

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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by andyquirot » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:09 pm

Hi All
Is the normal on a new kit.
I am worried about cleaning it and it coming back later in life.
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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:44 pm

Hi Andy,

I have had it on many of the sheet parts, its only very light surface rust. I normally just give them a rub down with a sanding block and prime, so far had no long term issue with my 25 Pdr. On the Pheasant they were the same and I have just polished the worst of it off and sealed them for now as planning on leaving it in metal until after the summer shows.

A week at War and Peace and anything I have missed looks much worse :-)

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Post by andyquirot » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:51 pm

Thanks Dave
Also the parts arrived today thanks.
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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by Kevin Hunter » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:04 am

Hi Andy, regards from the other (better 😀) Island.
A bit of rust is pretty common on sheet steel parts, especially in our high salt environment. As has been said, it’s usually just on the surface and will clean off easily. If you are concerned about heavier rust a dab or two of “rust eater” fluid from your local motor accessories shop will give added peace of mind. Once cleaned up, get a coat of etch primer on and some paint, all will be well.
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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by andyquirot » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:15 am

Hi Kevin
I have cleaned the parts and put etch primer on this morning. Nice to know somebody else in the channel islands builds Armortek stuff what do you have?.
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Re: 25 pounder tooling mark's

Post by Kevin Hunter » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:23 pm

Sorry Andy. Not ignoring you just been busy with work.
I’ll reply properly off the air so to speak.
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