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    VonScott's first build - ST1

    Got my first kit late last year and did all the measuring and mock setup, but have only just started work on the finish this week. The body has been sanded and I'm using aerosol cans for the finish, almost done with the primer and looking forward to getting some colour on there (surf green).

    The headstock has been shaped and I've applied clear dingotone to the neck - I'm not positive whether or not I've done a good job of this because from a certain angle in a certain light dark marks appear, which could be the wood grain, could be a dodgy finishing job on my part, or could be I didn't sand it well enough - any feedback would be much appreciated.

    It's fairly dismal weather in Melbourne today, but hoping to finish priming and considering whether to apply another coat of clear to the neck or just start the final coating.


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    Looking good! Love a surf green strat...what colour pick guard will you go with?

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    Thanks! Have a white pick guard and no upgrades to the standard kit - figured I'd wait to see how it turns out and then choose whether to upgrade parts from there.

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    Overlord of Music Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard VonScott. Surf green is never a bad idea IMO. Can you show us a pic of the marks on the neck?
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    Thanks Sonic! It's the darker parts on the images above I'm not sure about, I've outlined what I'm referring to in red below

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    Overlord of Music Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    Ah yeah, I'm pretty sure that's just the maple, there are a few different patternings. The Factory doesn't spend a lot of time selecting woods and centreing grains etc, so its a bit of a lottery. It's not a flaw, just a natural variation.
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    Ah great, I hoped thatís what it was, I donít think it looks bad by any means, I just donít have any experience to know if it was right. Thanks!

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    Looking good VonScott!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonScott View Post
    Thanks Sonic! It's the darker parts on the images above I'm not sure about, I've outlined what I'm referring to in red below

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    Definitely Grain variation, nothing to worry abou there Vonscott.
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    Thanks John and FrankenWashie!

    Full steam ahead, have done another coat of primer on the body and another coat of clear on the neck.

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