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    3.7 inch AA restoration

    My 3.7" AA project is finally completed. I don't usually paint shells, but this one had been chromed (was made into a lamp with a hole in the base). I wouldn't normally polish a case either but this one fitted the shell nicely and was a little rough. It came up ok though and I'll let the brass tarnish right off again.

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    That is absolutely beautiful.

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    Lovely!!! Beats the heck out of any of the work I've done, so far. Great piece. Cheers, Bruce.
    ALL ORDNANCE SHOWN BY ME HAS BEEN INERTED AND HAS NO LIVE FILLERS.

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    Great work Darkman! I have one that was never painted and would make a great candidate for a restoration like that. I`m sure fabricating the stencils was labor intensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infanteer View Post
    I`m sure fabricating the stencils was labor intensive.
    I didn't use stencils - done by hand using tape as upper/lower guides and pencil mark guides for the letters. A bit rough, but they were rough in real life - not perfect as obtained using stencils and spray painting. The whole shell is painted by hand, not sprayed at all. Cheers

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    Darkman, whats the tall shell case behind and just to the left of the 3.7"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCSA-UK View Post
    Darkman, whats the tall shell case behind and just to the left of the 3.7"?
    It's another 3.7" case and the shell with fuze are to the left of that.

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    Hi Graeme,

    Very impressive indeed!
    Nothing wrong with shiny cases - but then I had a misguided youth polishing the rotten things!!! (LOL)
    Cheers
    Drew

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