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Old 07-05-2017, 10:53
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Default Re: HMS Illustrious 1939-1942

Progressing well, central pic of the interior is like looking down the Hangar!
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:11
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Problem has now occurred when applying the top section of the hull with paint. I found after removing the masking tape, the styrene section of the armoured plating; the primer is not bonding to it. Every time I tried to patch, the pulled off section more comes away only larger areas each time. To me it looks like the styrene section is at fault. The whole hull was primed with the same primer and no problems with any other area other than the styrene sections. It is affecting all three paint areas above and below the water line. I am using a low tack masking tape, but for some reason the primer will not bond to it.


Can any one point me in the correct direction as to what I have done wrong.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:29
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Paul: My observation is that the primer is not appropriate for use with styrene. I would strip the styrene areas and apply a primer that is designed for use on styrene. Oddly the black stripe does not appear to be as affected as the red and grey areas but I assume the masking tape was not applied over the black paint.

Model paint for plastic models normally works well on styrene. It normally does not require a primer, however, it might serve as a primer if a colour match cannot be achieved with the rest of the hull areas.

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Old 11-05-2017, 16:35
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Thanks Brian,

Have noted your comments and have done some test on primer for plastic which is also the ships main colour for this period.
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Old 11-05-2017, 16:35
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Have done the first side and all went well. Got hold of some yellow coloured frog tape, and used the other (Green) to pull off the old paint. Cleaned the who sheet, rub down with 600 wet and dry and then cleaned off with Meth. Now working on the other side and should be finished off on Friday. If so will then post new photo with her in her full coat of paint ready for the satin lacquer to be applied. This should help keep the paint safe from scratches.
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Old 14-05-2017, 15:01
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All repair work completed and she has been kitted out with some of the detail which will be fully installed later. I now have to kit out all the minor decks and install them in position. once done the main flight deck and hangar deck will be worked on to install.
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Old 14-05-2017, 15:15
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Here are some full length shots
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Old 14-05-2017, 23:47
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Paul: She looks really nice.
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Made a little more work on the hull and painted all the decks dark green. Also made up the port side forward deck and installed all the railing. Just need to install the lighting when I have finished off the running gear setup.
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