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Bates 1/5.5 Sea Fury Build

Nick Somerville

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1 hour ago, Martin McIntosh said:

Nick, I believe that you have done yours in a gloss finish.

I have yet to apply the final gloss coat. At present it is a satin finish. Satin is better for the markings to be sprayed on but they need fuel proofing, hence the choice of a final coat of clear Klasskote with a gloss catalyst. Here is a picture of  the full size which is clearly very shiny, unsurprising since it is a modern day renovation. with various bits of fettling I have some colour touch ups still to do, so it’s been good to hold off the final gloss. However with the current warm weather it might be a good time to get on to it.

Btw WJ321 at Yeovilton Air Museum certainly has a glossy finish too.



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