The challenge is recreating an emblem made of brass foil. The original could not be saved and was destroyed during finish stripping. I searched the world over and could not find a replica. No decals, no foils, no joy.
First I acquired some painted foil for scrap booking. I do not have the coordination to hand cut with a razor knife the font.
I tried a silk screen stencil. But I could not get a clean sharp painted image in Gold or Brass paint. The silk screen was sharp and detailed. But I was unsuccessful with the paint.
One night in front of the TV I read in a modelers catalogue about etching metal parts to make model towers, engine blocks, train steam engin tanks, metal rails, etc. And a kit of materials is offered. So I ordered this system: http://www.micromark.com/Micro-Mark-Pro-Etch-Photo-Etch-System,8346.html. I figured this is exactly what I need!
I used to etch PC boards. How hard could this be. It turned out Fantastically!
This is what I had to start with.
There are a lot of steps not shown that take place under safe-light (60 watt yellow bug lamps).
1) application of UV sensitive enchant mask to metal.
2) Developing mask.
3) Stripping non hardened mask.
All these steps are explained in the provided instructions.
Kitty does not know what to do?
This bird is much much bigger than the sparrow was!
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