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Author Topic: Two-seat vault privy in 1:16 scale  (Read 35816 times)
John McGuyer
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2007, 11:12:47 PM »

Please excuse my ignorance but I'm trying to learn. What is Silverwood?

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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2007, 01:53:43 PM »

Silverwood is a chemical wood stain by Builders-In-Scale. It turns wood silver-gray whereas an alcohol and India ink solution tends to turn wood more of a gray-brown (because black particles in the solution embed themselves in the wood pores). Here in the Los Angeles area, the Original Whistle Stop carries Silverwood (although I had to wait six weeks for them to restock!). Caboose Hobbies almost certainly does, too, for online orders.

Initially I doubted Silverwood would appear much different from an India ink solution. I was wrong. It is very effective and I now have a bottle.

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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2007, 02:22:35 PM »

Marc, I used a razor saw running the side of the blade over the work piece to form the lines. Sorry for leaving that step out. 

Silver Wood Stain
Google C. C.Crow and click on Builders in Scale  under General Modeling Supplies. The stuff is new to me.

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John McGuyer
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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2007, 08:34:43 PM »

Thank you, thank you. Sounds like many of us are learning. I shall order some of the stuff. When I call, are there any other stains i should include in my order?

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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2007, 11:31:11 PM »

Is Silverwood similar to "Weather-It" sold by A-West?

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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2007, 11:49:42 PM »

Don, I don't know if its the same . What did you used on your  lobster-wharf for the weathered wood it looks good.

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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2007, 09:22:03 AM »

Gordon - I used "Weather-It" on all of the wood, including buildings that were later partially painted with acrylics.  From the descriptions of Silverwood on the forum, it sounds similar.

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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2007, 12:53:08 PM »

From my experience, the main difference is that siverwood stain can be built up to a mauch darker finfish than the "Weather-It".  It also seems to have a very slightly brown-grey tint as it builds up, compared to the "Weather-it"...which in my experience tended to be more light silvery grey. The chemical basis/makeup is also different.


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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2008, 09:20:29 PM »

Here's 5 photos of my second privy.











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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2008, 02:46:58 AM »

Nice work, Gordon. I almost have to hold my nose! -- Russ
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2008, 04:28:07 AM »

Awesome Gordon, as usual!

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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2008, 09:00:41 AM »

Very, very nice!!
 The only thing missing IS the smell.
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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2009, 05:43:47 PM »

Nice work! What is this "Mr. Surfacer" product, and where can I get it? Also, is it something that would be suitable for outdoor use?

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« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2009, 12:15:20 AM »

Ray, If you google Mr. Surfacer you will fine a lot of info on this product.It is used buy the plastic modelers.

Gordon Birrell 

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« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2009, 11:29:03 AM »

Mighty fine crapper Gordon. Looks good enough to put out behind the house  Wink

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