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[quote name='Billy Apple' timestamp='1429178429' post='2748739']
John has said the dry build was spot on with no issues. He's put a fore-arm cut on the body the Doc was supposed to do, but at least the pencil marks were there! Last time I spoke to him he was prepping for painting.
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Cool.....it's the sparkle i'm waiting to see ;)

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[quote name='Number6' timestamp='1429183290' post='2748813']
Cool.....it's the sparkle i'm waiting to see ;)
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I had a change of heart from the red. It's going white now, but still with the gold flake

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[quote name='Billy Apple' timestamp='1429184217' post='2748839']


I had a change of heart from the red. It's going white now, but still with the gold flake
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It'll still sparkle :)

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The last pictures of this bass were posted on the 15th April 2014, so almost exactly a year later to the day here's the update! Not the most overwhelming, but at least things are moving.

They show the arm cut he's put on and the first base-coat, which I thought would be white, but appears to be clear. Next a bit of flattening he says. He seems to be doing one coat a week.









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Glad to see some progress on this after such a difficult period and hiatus - good things come to those who wait though :)

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[quote name='Number6' timestamp='1432738920' post='2784454']
Not to be rushed now.....lol
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Perish the thought

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[quote name='Roland Rock' timestamp='1436967655' post='2822413']
Can't wait to see it! Will it technically be a vintage instrument by the time you take delivery? ;)
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NOS!

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[quote name='Bassman Sam' timestamp='1437580654' post='2827273']
Coming together nicely Sean, can't be long now 'till it's finished.
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He's got the clear coat to do now. It'll be a few weeks I bet

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Bit of gold flake..





I thought it looked a bit patchy, but John assures me that it's just the photo. We both agreed that it needed a bit more gold. Once that's done, polish it up, bish bosh, job done, quick as you like

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[quote name='Number6' timestamp='1439238865' post='2841247']
Looking good.....whats the timescale on completion now?
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No idea. I'm not even asking for one. It will be done when it's done.

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Quick up-date here. Phoned John today to see how he's getting on. He said he was on his third try of getting the gold flake on. Apparently to get a thin even coat is v diff as it seems to go on in fits and starts. I got the impression the poor feller was struggling. He said if the gold was heavier it would be easy. So that's what were doing, more gold Vicar.

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