I did complete the layout before painting to be sure everything lined up as it should. Things that seem to work fine at 3/4" scale don't always work the same full scale, but fortunately everything did on this one. Also, once you start painting you want to be able to cover as much area as possible before the paint starts to kick. This paint would not wait for you to layout the next section.
The magnets are rated at 30 lbs. and I am very careful not to let the wire snag on anything because this would also distort the arc.
Even with all of the moving it only took a little over 2 hrs. to complete the layout and about the same to paint for the OG and the stripe.
I started the layout from the center out because the side arcs had the smaller radius. This way if I pulled a little too far, the sharpie line would be covered with paint. Then as I pulled the top and bottom arcs I could know where to stop. (Hope that makes sense.)
We did start painting from the top down.
-------------------- Don Hulsey Strokes by DON signs Utica, KY 270-275-9552 email@example.com
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wow - you guys working off the ground like that give me the Heebee-Jeebees. this reminds me of that song: "Huggin and Chalkin" by Hoagy Carmichael. awesome job Don!! glad you are back safely on Terra Firma again. and you too, Duncan - be safe.