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    6 Pounder Hotchkiss Shell

    Recently acquired this. Not the prettiest example, but it's better than the one I currently have and should look OK after some filling and painting.

    Pre-cleaning pictures:

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    And after a soak in dilute citric acid and a wire brush scrub:

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    I shall probably employ my usual trick for filling in lots of shallow pitting: painting on and sanding off 2-3 thick coats of primer-undercoat.

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    Nice find, i am after one of these as well.

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    Great find and well done i think allot of us would like to find one
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    The base on this is unusual- likely for a Semple tracer. Pity the markings are lost.
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    Unfortunately this one has gone on the back burner for a while due to other distractions. However, I've made some recent progress and it is not far off a final coat of paint.
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    Nearly finished. I just need to do a 'MKIV FUZE' marking on the side, but stencilling small letters is a horribly fiddly job...
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    And for fun I've pictured it next to an 'A7V' case.

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Well done Mark, it's looking good.
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    Hi Mark,

    Nice restoration indeed. Thought I'd post these images should you need an idea of stencil size, fony type, etc. Hope they help in some way.
    Cheers!
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    Thank you. That is very helpful. Would you say the font size was nearer to 1/4in or 1/2in?

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    What a nice round.
    Quote Originally Posted by starshell View Post
    Hi Mark,

    Nice restoration indeed. Thought I'd post these images should you need an idea of stencil size, fony type, etc. Hope they help in some way.
    Cheers!
    DIMG_0281.jpgIMG_0282.jpgIMG_0280.jpgIMG_0279.jpg

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