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Re: First Full Body and Matching Headstock Refin on a Squier VM Jaguar

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:53 pm
by Surfysonic
Well, the sherwood green refin job on the Squier VM Jaguar is mostly done for now. I'll keep buffing/polishing the body with my rudimentary skills and tools but I couldn't wait to put it back together to play it. It looks alright in the right (i.e., very dimly lit) lighting. ;D

I think I probably hit every newbie bump in the road - finish burn-through, orange peel, hazing/cloudy, drip, etc. :-[

I've got two other refin projects (Teles) and the Jaguar was the most promising - you don't even want to see my Lake Placid Blue Tele refin. :fp:

Of the following photos, I think the horizontal body shot is the most telling. Luckily, I have really low quality standards. I'm hoping with normal play wear, the mass amounts of refin imperfections will just become part of its character. :whistle:

A bonus is if I do wear parts of the body down to the poly surf green, I'm thinking it could be really cool looking. 8)

Overall, it's been a cool experience and I hope I get better with time.

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Here with Basil (front) and Emma (back) snoozing...

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Erm, well, I've nowhere to go but up in regards to improving... :derp:

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Bit of burn-through on the tummy tuck curve...

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Lighting makes the body and headstock not match, but they really do. :)

Re: First Full Body and Matching Headstock Refin on a Squier VM Jaguar

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:27 pm
by mbene085
Great work! Man, that's probably my favourite colour for a jag. Looks great from here.

Re: First Full Body and Matching Headstock Refin on a Squier VM Jaguar

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:03 pm
by Surfysonic
Thanks, Mike! :)

Re: First Full Body and Matching Headstock Refin on a Squier VM Jaguar

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:04 pm
by hexes
the lighting in the first headstock shot looked kinda like that awesome blueish grey color the bullet mustangs came in.

my buddy had a sherwood jag and it was gorgeous. great color.