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by Go Flight
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: using "bluestuff" for first time

Once I got the hang of it, I love it. The only problem I encountered is when I used it with Aves, the Aves never really hardened. I reported it to them and they were baffled. So now I just used the regular Greenstuff. Plasmo's video IS a great reference. Never tried pouring resin into the Bluestuff....
by Go Flight
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Complimentary colors + white = gray !?
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Complimentary colors + white = gray !?

Yep.
The demo uses oils, but I'm sure it's gotta work with other paints -

http://www.winsornewton.com/na/mastercl ... m_content=
by Go Flight
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Lightening without using white
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Lightening without using white

There's a pretty nice series of Windsor and Newton how-to's. It's not about models, but techniques. This one is how to lighten a color w/o using white. They're using oils but it could easily be done with acrylics with some drying retarder... Anyway, HTH http://www.winsornewton.com/na/masterclass-vid...
by Go Flight
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Brushes instead of air (oils - yutb)
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Brushes instead of air (oils - yutb)

There's also a channel on You Tube called Quick Kits. The guy uses nothing but brushes.
by Go Flight
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!

I have a simple way of making something look like wood. First I take the part and run it with a sandpaper in just one direction. This will simulate the wood grain. You don't have to go perfectly straight. just look at some real wood grain and mimic the movement. Then I use Vallejo's GoldBrown (pos#1...
by Go Flight
Thu May 18, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 9233

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Thanks to all that did the reconstructive surgery. It all looks good.
Thanks too for the allowance of images.

I also agree with Jimi in that a trip to the donation page is warranted every now and then. I'll be heading there now.
by Go Flight
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: new on this forum , scratch building.
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Welcome!

All are terrific designs, but liking the big bulky freighter look, I'd have to go with that one as my favorite. :wink:
Keep up the good work.
by Go Flight
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: MEK-dissolved styrene filler?
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Flory's Models has a You Tube video on it. It works terrific. But they say for whatever reason that cutting up Sheet styrene makes a "better" filler than just chopping up sprue.

https://youtu.be/E9cAH7cVwm4
by Go Flight
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Excellent PE demo video
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

All good points. I've never done it, but when I saw this guy, who is an amazing modeler, show how it's done, I just copied the link. :oops:
by Go Flight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Excellent PE demo video
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Excellent PE demo video

I've been subscribed to this guys YT page for a while now - IMHO he's very talented. David just came out with a PE how-to:

https://youtu.be/NntLi4KcLlI
by Go Flight
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting Pippets
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

by Go Flight
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to clean an airbrush real quick?
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

If sometimes you really have to rop it and run I would have a glass or container mixed with 50/50 Simple green and water to cover the front 1/2 of the a/b, and give it a shot or two in the jar. The Simple Green will work on the paint w/o ruining the a/b or o-rings. HTH
by Go Flight
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: TARS/CASE in 1/72 what size?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

That will be a tiny robot
by Go Flight
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wash
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

hoth rebel wrote:About what size?
I guess soft bristles would be best?
Using Citadel washes? I use a brush large enuff to fit in the jar. Soft bristles is good but you want it to be able to hold as much wash as possible.
by Go Flight
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wash
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Wash

Can I use a games workshop wash directly on my Ban Dai X-wing. I mean with out a gloss coat applied. If you want it in the panel lines then yes, gloss it. But if you just want it dirty, then wash away. I would use a wide brush b/c if you tinker around with a small brush you may end up with "tide li...
by Go Flight
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Replacement for Dremel Stylus
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

It would mean buying a regular Dremel, but you could always get the flexi shaft pencil grip. I have it and love it.

http://www.momsproductreviewsblog.com/w ... 00x300.jpg
by Go Flight
Thu May 26, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 20236

WOW, simply outstanding. :D
by Go Flight
Mon May 16, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: STYNYLREZ primer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

I just purchased the 3 pack (black, white, gray) thru Amazon. It arrived Saturday. Looking thru all the You Tube modeling vids, both for regular models and minis, I've yet to find anyone giving it a thumbs down That's the reason I bought. I may start a new kit this week and will gladly give my opini...
by Go Flight
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bad decal paper
Replies: 1
Views: 991

I only started printing my own decals recently, and used the Testors paper - it was the only decal paper my now closed LHS had available. Months later the decals still look fine.
Honestly I never even heard of Papilio paper.
by Go Flight
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Disaster recovery; advice on casting tiny parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

I'm not a pro in molding and casting either.
FWIW, since you have the stuff already, I would give it a shot. Worse to worse the stuff doesn't set up. You'll have to clean the parts off and go buy some fresh rubber and resin.
by Go Flight
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Translating a paint guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Great! Thanks for the quick reply! :D
by Go Flight
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Translating a paint guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Translating a paint guide?

I hope this is in the right place. I picked up the Bentenmaru kit from Hasagawa at the SSM store. Looking thru it I saw an RLM color in what assume is the paint guide, but the rest of it is a guess. Can anyone translate this for me? https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IGh1k4Cd2Nk/Vru4NN29wLI/AAAAAAAABac/XAnB...
by Go Flight
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Recommend a Good "Model Kit Building 101" Book or
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

There's no reason to buy books anymore. You Tube has tons of videos both for free and to subscribe where you can get all the lessons you want. Take a look at International Scale Modeller, Interstellar Modeler, Genessis Models - this guy wants you to subscribe but give lots of free bee tidbits Hamilk...
by Go Flight
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will a centrifuge get rid of bubbles?
Replies: 10
Views: 4432

IMHO I would see where these bad experiences are coming from. Are they guys building their own pots and not knowing what they are doing?
There are far to many guys in the GK hobby pressure casting for it to be truly dangerous.

Just my 2¢
by Go Flight
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: So I can't use Mr. Surfacer to prime a vinyl figure?
Replies: 23
Views: 11586

Vallejo has a number of colors of primer - acrylic IIRC
by Go Flight
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Portable Paint booth Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3437

Portable Paint booth Help

Hey guys, about a year ago there was a thread in a different forum about a portable spray booth. Looks like this - http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UZcN0YCdL._SY300_.jpg The # is MASB420DCK The story is I bought one, and then had to pack all my hobby room for a move to a different part of the...
by Go Flight
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 'Weathering' Realistic Spacecraft?
Replies: 13
Views: 6089

I'd work hard on fading - UV is hell. Think of dust wear, too, though I would avoid shiny, myself. Subtlety is going to be the important factor. Agreed. Think of scale. What looks like a little smudge to you could be a smudge that's 100 scale ft. long on the model. Re: micro meteorites - they look ...
by Go Flight
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Weathering plastic canopies
Replies: 11
Views: 4450

Time varies depending on how warm/humid your place is etc. One thing I do is take a cleaned deli container and put it over the Futured part. I have an old house and dust seems to show up everywhere. The container will keep the dust from landing on the part while drying.
by Go Flight
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Weathering plastic canopies
Replies: 11
Views: 4450

Future is a watery clear acrylic. You can find it in the cleaning aisle of a supermarket. I think it's called Pledge Floor Care now. It's had a bunch of names over the years. Model era still call it Future. It's the same stuff tho. All you need to is pour the Future into a cup and take your canopy i...