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madasboot

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  1. Hi. Thanks. I did draw over a military dial tracing and vectorizing all the details and transferred it with resin to a 27.7mm dial plate. lacqered and lumed with resin, ink and old lume pigment i bought from an old watchmaker. Done with the same technique but with foiled gold.
  2. David, so, so sorry about yours and our loss. sorry as well since words are failing but on behalf of our friendship I wish him to rest in piece.
  3. but for the radium burn I would suggest you to use transparent color and dye pigments. (citadel shades are perfect for that plus AK patina pencils). radium burn on a dial is a very slow process and quite homogeneous if the watch hands were in motion for long so replicating it will require a radial approach and less of staining. Staining usually happens in the lacquered layer. In this example most probably the watch was kept for years in the position it has stopped, at 8.05
  4. Nice. I also got one of those from Raffles but the hour ticks are too thick. I am making my own gilt dial now.
  5. Hey R. Not to worry… nothing a good ‘ole set of cutting broaches cannot correct… ahah i am lucky since raffles is distanced some blocks away from my place so hands galore. I also bought an horotec set of broaches plus a swiss hand tool and fear no evil… best, M.
  6. Hi R. precisely my case… Adrian sent me two of those beauties and some months later I got stem adapters and then found out that I had all except drills and taps. Followed your suggestion with practice but metal (or holes) are not my element… will persist though:) that will be the cherry on top. for now I am finishing some gilt dials all my best Marco thank you! here is my latest, built from scratch
  7. Thank you! do let me know if you want to try it:) I had built a few spares best M.
  8. All by myself except case, crystal and crown
  9. In the end is more of a vague memory made of plastic and quartz… any resemblance (or feel) of the original is pure coincidence. on the wrist it felt exactly the same as my son’s peppa pig watch…
  10. ahah… I was just out of the square for a couple of days… I am still recovering, feeling myself into some sort of “parole”… but hey, looking forward to da marathon ahah.
  11. ahahah… this one is hilarious. if this isn’t some sort of a joke it is even worse than I think. First you suggest not posting here, preventing a blight on someone’s name (probably forgetting that information is also prevention) and then you suggest PM you and “Trusty”… this reminds me an old anedocte about east germany in the 80’s that ends up with a censor saying “you have no need to shout it in the street, next time you whisper it to me in my ear”…
  12. There is something as old as societies called business ethics, being it goods, smart goods or even fakes; its business after all… and it should apply to all. I am here since the early start of the forum and saw and read many, many things, while buying from almost all the “T”D’s, some still around, others not. What I shared above of the latest experience with TT is true. if his reputation is stellar for you… well, congratulations. To me, after what has been posted here, yours sounds a ridiculous remark. Anyway, guess the community (i am part of it but i exclude myself from what i will say next) and the dealers are lucky to have you around… unfortunately this friend of mine is not part of the community and look what he got buying from a world wide open business website… Best, Marco
  13. madasboot

    Gilt

    Is this what you guys are looking for? yep. gilted sub dial with resinous tritium suspension. Lume was done and applied in 10 mins so please be kind in your judgements. and how beautiful they are
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