Discussions on Talking Machines of British or European Manufacture
- Victor Jr
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Pedro, you are an absolute marvel!!
walser wrote: ↑Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:59 pm Chapter 7. Lets put some colour!
Based on the pictures of the old horn before it was massacred by the previous "restorer", I managed to mix similar colours taking into account what would have looked when new.
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The first coat is an etching primer to ensure that the paint will never flake off followed by 2 layers of Off White:
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Then I switched to a smaller aerograph nozzle and started painting the green borders:
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This was followed by a couple of satin varnish to protect them.
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Finally, the pinstripping brushes came to play to make all the gold lines. It was specially difficult to make the inside bottom part because of its shape that greatly limited the access.WhatsApp Image 2021-07-30 at 2.37.09 PM (1).jpegWhatsApp Image 2021-07-30 at 2.37.09 PM.jpeg
And..... The owner was so delighted with it that he sent me some pictures if the gramophone with the horn installed.
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And that's the end of this restoration. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did making it.