MFH Brough Superior SS100

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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Mark » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:35 am

It's the PVA bonding to the masking fluid I painted in first. I used that as it gave a nice finish without and bubbles, and didn't stick to the rubber strongly.
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Mark » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:07 am

Just a quick update. I've finally managed to get the leather saddle finished and the model is completed now. I'll post some photos later. However, in brief, the process went something like this.
I made a plug out of bath sealant. First a thin coat was painted on the inside of the kit saddle, then it was built up to form a solid plug.
Then I covered the plug in several layers of tissue painted on with diluted PVA glue. This gave a reasonably rigid shell.
Masking tape patterns were made, following the join lines on the original saddle - they were visible on the kit parts.
Leather was cut from the patterns, and glued on with PVA.
A bit of piping was added round the rear using black wire.
Then it was all assembled.

It actually wasn't too difficult once I'd had three abortive practices :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Andi Little » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:13 am

Very interested to see the final incarnation of this - I've looked at it and can't decide as to whether it's something I'm prepared to tackle or not?
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