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by apsilon
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Home Made Paintbooth
Replies: 23
Views: 10617

Another plastic tub spray booth user here. I only use a 120mm computer fan though. Works well enough.

Best bit is once you spray you can pop the lid on and leave it to dry with no chance of dust floating in.
by apsilon
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Badger Patriot a good choice?
Replies: 15
Views: 8830

What about compressors? anyone got a great one they wanna praise? or a POC they wanna warn folks away from? I couldn't be happier with my 5ish year old twin cylinder Sparmax with about a 2l tank. Different than the model they have now but it's been fantastic. BTW I checked and my other brush is a B...
by apsilon
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Badger Patriot a good choice?
Replies: 15
Views: 8830

I have the 360. Absolutely love it. It was my first "real" airbrush and right from the start I was able to produce great finishes with it. That said the cup size did become a limitation but not as much as you may think. When laying down properly thin coats a little paint goes a long way. As I'm not ...
by apsilon
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5479

If I ever get a chance to build it, they're going to be lit from behind so need to be hollow all the way through.
by apsilon
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Madman Lighting Kits
Replies: 100
Views: 116119

Quick question re the delux-flasher 24. Can I assume it's the two channels shown as the engine LEDS on the last page that are controlled by the flash part of the circuit? I assume they can't have a different flash rate on each circuit?
by apsilon
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5479

I'd start with standard evergreen tubing and round off the corners with a tool like this one: http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32682&cat=1,230,41182,41200 For anyone interested, these tools do work well but I'm not able to get the radius that I'm after due to the thin walls of the Everg...
by apsilon
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Coluoring fiberoptic strands?
Replies: 13
Views: 2609

... put a dap of white glue or epoxy an inch or so down from the mushroom and the pull the FO from inside. You put the glue on the outside so you're pulling it back through the hole with the fibre? Going to be doing my first lit model myself shortly so hadn't thought of doing it that if that's what...
by apsilon
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5479

Scotaidh, no I hadn't but they don't seem to have anything. The square tubing you linked is too big at 1.5" as I need around half that.

Andrew, I hadn't seen those before. Gives me another idea - create a wood form then heat and wrap sheet styrene around it. Hmmm.....
by apsilon
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5479

Ziz, I can make the largest rectangular tubing from Evergreen work so about that size.

I was hoping for an easy solution but it looks like I'm making it. Thank you all for the suggestions.
by apsilon
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5479

Thanks Ken but they do need to be hollow.

I think I'm going to see if I can come up with a jig to hold the evergreen stuff so I can sand them down consistently. I also know someone who own a business that makes plastic packaging so I'm going to speak to him and see if he has any ideas as well.
by apsilon
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5479

Thanks all. kenlilly106, yes something like structural steel tube. Re radius I'm not sure but something that is obviously rounded for the size. I have a heap of Evergreen tubing around the size I want but it's all sharp edged. I did originally think of sanding it but I'm going to have a few pieces a...
by apsilon
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5479

Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner

I have an idea that to execute properly (in my eyes) requires rectangular tubing with rounded corners. I'm after a few sizes but the most important needs to be about 0.6" on the long side.

Any ideas for how to make or a source to buy from? I'd prefer styrene but can work with pretty much anything.
by apsilon
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: blue painters tape question
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

I've never had trouble with the 3M blue tape, in fact I layed it out over paint that I'd only put down an hour earlier just yesterday. If you want something lower tack I think 3M has another colour that's low tack (lime green IIRC?) or I've found Tamiya tape to be very low tack (to the point I've ha...
by apsilon
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What AB to get? First Post
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

I recently only took up modelling again. I had an old Aztek airbrush but was never happy with the results I got the couple of times I used it (not necessarily the fault of the brush). This time around I picked up a Badger 360 and absolutely love it. I'm really only using it as a single action ATM bu...
by apsilon
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Airbrushing.
Replies: 215
Views: 110289

Not then I'm very experienced given I've only been at it for a couple of weeks but the only times I've had acrylic gather on the tip was when I tried too low a pressure and/or the paint wasn't thinned enough.
by apsilon
Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mr Surfacer
Replies: 133
Views: 95150

I just used Mr Surfacer 1200 in a rattle can to prime my first kit in about 20 years (FM Tie) and all I can say is WOW! I love this stuff. It goes on so well and lays down tight with no loss of detail. Only complaint is the rattle can over whelmed the little spray booth I made up. Going to have to t...