Bialaddin 300X

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  1. Gary Waller

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    I picked this up earlier in the year, it had been stripped back to brass, but when I tested it, it had a number of fracture cracks that had to be soldered. Once tested again I was happy to continue the Fettle. The paint is Hycote Rover Burgundy, it has dried a bit darker than I was anticipating. Sadly I still don’t have any paraffin for the money shot.....](*,)
    I’ll probably purchase a new black hood just to finish it off.
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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    It looks fine to me!:thumbup:
     
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    The combination of brass gold and Hycote Rover Burgundy looks very classy.:thumbup:
    I like it.
    Regards Reinhard
     
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    @Gary Waller - looking at where you started from it is an absolutley splendid result.
    re: paraffin - you can get it delivered from Ebay sellers. It is tricky to get hold of sometimes I know.
    cheers
    Chris
     
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    I'm lucky in that resect. There's a fuel depot 15 miles down the road where I can fill my containers from a pump. Kerosene (28 second / central heating oil) @ 0.499 pence / litre. Or, paraffin (premium paraffin - equivalent to Esso Blue) @0.99 pence / litre.
     
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    That’s looking really good Gary, well fettled!
     
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    Nice transformation, are we going to see a money shot when you get some fuel,
    Ian
     
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    Just love the combination of brass and deep red! I know the brass will tarnish quite quickly but while it lasts it looks so classy!
     
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    If the brass is polished and lacquered, the shine will last for decades - or until the lantern's lit; whichever comes first... :doh: :)
     
  11. Gary Waller

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    Now fitted with a new top, still no paraffin for the money shot though...:doh:
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    That shiny new black cap certainly sets it off. Job well done Gary, looks very smart.
     
  13. Gary Waller

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    Better late than never...money shot..O:)
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    It's doing the job well!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Well done Gary, great fettle
     
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    Job done Malcolm, well done!
     
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    Looks good, Gary. Congratulations :thumbup:
     
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    It's a blinder!!! :)

    Great work to save another one, Well done!
     
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    @Gary Waller

    Gary, I’m an idiot. My previous comment was of course for you!

    Stevie
     
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    Very well done!:D/:thumbup:
     
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    Fantastic results. How quickly did the brass pierced hood turn dark after lighting, if at all? I generally find those 300X hoods to resist heat oxidation much longer compared to thinner Sheet brass Tilley ones, when polished up.
     
  22. Gary Waller

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    @Alex74 yes the hoods do tarnish once lit, but they do keep a degree of lustre for some time after.
     

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