Friday, 17 June 2011

A Schoolboy Error....ACW Painting Part 15


One of St. Custards finest....

Oh dear! Last night I happily managed to finish the black wash/varnishing stage of the 9 hulls currently on the painting tray. I was less happy this morning when I could not help but notice the fact that the MATT varnish had dried GLOSS!

I can only assume that the varnish had settled in the tin from the time of its last outing and although I shook it to within an inch of its life I neglected to stir the contents. A very basic error and I am sure I am not the only gamer to have done this!

I have just finished re varnishing them with a properly stirred and shaken tin whilst simultaneously feeling suitably chastened thereby scotching the rumour about men and multi-tasking.

Ho hum....;-)

6 comments:

Paul of the Man Cave said...

As setback mate, annoying but temporary only!

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

David,

This is one reason why I tend to gloss varnish most of my stuff; I kept finding that the matt was never matt, even if I shook and stirred the tin for hours!

I am sure that they will turn out all right in the end.

All the best,

Bob

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Bob,

I was srely tempted to leave them as was but lacked the courage to stay with the decison so matt it is and matt they(now)are!

All the best,

DC

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Not to worry, worse things happen at sea or in the inshore waters of the North American continent between 1861 and 1865 ;)

David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

You could add the English Channel to that as well!

All the best,

DC