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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:47 am

Cheers Paul.
I have looked at them pictures and they are not original finishes on them.
Bryans only did them in two colours I believe?

I have no intentions of putting ants into it haha - it's just going to be a show-piece.

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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby coppinpr » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:12 am

That's a pity, you could put it on a platform...sort of "ant & Deck" !OMFG!

I think the crackle finish was a late Bryans option (not that you're going to use that) as there is an original black and white photo on Melvyn's Bryans website. There are also photos there of the green and the blue, and the four different info card options.

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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:25 am

Wouldn't mind doing it crackle but I read the original flyer and it said it only came in two colours. Mine was gold underneath but not sure if original?
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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby pennymachines » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:47 am

Yep, the flecked gold is original.

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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby coppinpr » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:48 pm

You can get good flecked gold spray paint these days.

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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:59 pm

Not seen flecked gold paint - will have a look for some.

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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby pennymachines » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:01 pm

I'd be amazed if you found anything in a bottle that looks like the original finish. More likely you'll have to find a good match for the gold (Rustoleum Gold Mirror spray looks close, but you can't tell from an online image), then improvise some method of applying the dark fleck over the top.

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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby bryans fan » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:49 pm

This is my machine
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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby bryans fan » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:54 pm

This is one that was in Coventry Auction (I think).
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Re: Bryan's ant viewer artwork needed

Postby coppinpr » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:17 pm

now Im defiantly not saying any of these are the right color or the right texture because I dont know what the original is like but they deserve a look.

plastikote do a stone finish range but the texture might not be right
rustolium do a metal flake range
VHT to a gold engine paint in a flake finish
Kustom Kans do a gold metal flake

Plastikote also do a crackle gold finish

like I said ,they are worth a look as they work well


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