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    Hi - so a quick synopsis. I used a regular sea sponge from the craft store for the spongework. All the paints I used were acrylic because in my experience they work the best on most surfaces. The wood from the Uke was dark and grainy so I did a "primer" layer of plain white acrylic before i sketched and painted the rest. If you are painting an uke I think acrylic is the way to go. The iridescent paints I used are also acrylic (All of which can be found at a craft/paint store) Any more questions let me know !

    goodluck
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    Wow! looks like you've got treasure there and stand corrected. Nice one Ian.
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    Thanks for the link - Unfortunately, I'm a bit disappointed, though. The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Trinity Guildhall, Rockschool and London School of Music (LSM) exams all carry UCAS (university entrance) points, post Grade 6 and look great on the CV because they're verified by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). The Victoria exams are a FOR profit organisation and therefore their primarily in it for the money. As a professional music educator it would be hard for me to justify kids spending £25 per exam to get a piece of paper that means nothing in the bigger picture. Lets hope it proves popular to one of the other more justifiable exam boards...
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    Will do - likewise. Possibly in september as I'll have less stress at work in theory.
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    Hi Ian
    I've been out working all day and only just got your message, so I guess you either have a new uke or not. Let me know the results of the hunt!
    John
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