Did anyone else know Veritas did this?

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  1. ColinG

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    Was this done to save money? Surely the effort of masking the area to be plated, then accurately applying the transfer and then masking a second time before spraying the gold paint would have outweighed any cost benefit. I just find this really wierd!
     
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    Now that’s unusual.
    It looks like a plated fount, with the transfer, has been put into an acidic bath, and left for quite a while. The acid did it’s business on the plating but the label prevented the acid from attacking the plating underneath it.
    Just a thought.
    Bloody weird all the same.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  3. ColinG

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    The thing is, the fount was painted gold as many are and it looked exactly as if the brass was plated first. It's completely bizarre. Oh, and there was the remnants of the transfer that looked perfectly properly placed.
     
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    Could it be that the decal had a metallic foil backing. And the decal has peeled off leaving the foil behind?
    Just a thought.
     
  5. ColinG

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    Hmmm, that's possible I suppose.
     
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    It could have been a failed plating which was then painted.
     
  7. ColinG

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    Whatever the reason for the partial plating, the fount has been re-sprayed and the lamp reassembled.

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    The only thing I can't replicate is the thick, slightly crackly surface of the original paint. There wasn't much paint left on this one, but on my other gold Superb, the paint is still in good condition so I had something to go on.
     
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    This one's staying in the UK with me, the other nickel plated Superb will have a new home in the US with @Norman .
     
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    You’ve certainly done a grand job in painting the fount it looks great.
    It will be interesting to see if she behaves like a lady when being lit.
    Norman will enjoy the nickel plated superb.
    From my empirical experience, I believe the Veritas lanterns have been maligned and have an undeserved poor reputation.
    Looking forward to the money shot.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Hi Colin,

    As usual your painting skills are truly top notch. Your lantern is a real beauty.

    Looking forward to the money shots.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
  11. ColinG

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    I'll light them both at the weekend.... in fact I might manage a triple light up if all goes well!

    Watch this space...
     
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    The paint job looks superb!
    Hope you get the triple light up.
    Good work and well done.
    James
     
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    As usual, very excellent painting.
    So cute lantern colouring.
     

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