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by southwestforests
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: General Question
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: General Question

is it better to build the whole model then paint the base coat, or is it better to paint the base coat on sub-structures, then assemble and do touch ups? That is one of those either this or that questions which go like: Q: Either this or that? A: Yes. It depends on the structure of the specific mod...
by southwestforests
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Clean-up and Priming Shapeways parts...?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Clean-up and Priming Shapeways parts...?

Have several things at Shapeways bookmarked to get, so this will be a conversation of interest. Edit: Do remember the forum for Starfire board/miniatures game has info as they have minis at Shapeways. Also know several model train forums have info as a lot of people have been making model train part...
by southwestforests
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: "Future" Re-branded (again!)
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: "Future" Re-branded (again!)

Appreciate the update. The liquid in this recently un-buried bottle of multiple years age has yellowed a bit which has me looking for new and not knowing which shapeshifting identity the product has currently assumed. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4632/39721195091_c5322d4cb1.jpg https://farm5.stati...
by southwestforests
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132070

Re: The Abbey of Aves

Okay, thanks. Appreciate your confirmation.

And now I'm thinking wouldn't it be a hoot if Aves had a customer service rep named Abbey who joined in here and said "Hi, I'm the Abbey of Aves!"
by southwestforests
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132070

Re:

TER-OR wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:24 pm
Consternation yielded to invention,
Can that be buzzword hybridized as constervention?
by southwestforests
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132070

Re:

I am using it on a resin kit where I joined two parts... About a week or so ago I used for the first time Aves' Apoxie Sculpt to make some fillets/joint reinforcements on a sci-fi kitbash from plastic models and for filling the backs of some Monogram/Revell 1/32 Apollo astronauts which will some da...
by southwestforests
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratch building diorama idea
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Scratch building diorama idea

And google finds someone who as indeed done that scene, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/683280574686564316
by southwestforests
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratch building diorama idea
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Scratch building diorama idea

Simple answer is to go to Star Wars dot com and find images like this, and go, "Okay, it's that big compared to that thing" and go by proportions without worrying about specific numerals. https://lumiere-a.akamaihd.net/v1/images/open-uri20150608-27674-1lg1jny_fbd2f4de.jpeg?region=0%2C0%2C1280%2C712 ...
by southwestforests
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad acrylic gloss clear over Tamiya or other flat acrylic
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re:

The only gloss coat I know that yellows over time is Testors. I stay away from that. Future floor acrylic, whatever its name now, will yellow a bit after about 6, 7, 8, years or so. A few months ago found this buried in back of bottom cabinet. Label says copyright 2011 so it is not older than that,...
by southwestforests
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: LtPz Panther
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: LtPz Panther

If I hadn't been able to tell by the Fujimi, the hex base shows it to be 1/72 or 1/76 model: I forget what Fujimi billed theirs as.
Hmm, will have to look up about the contest, haven't looked at any of the contests for ages.
by southwestforests
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 62
Views: 7179

Re: a new project , Aldebaran

Coming together quite nicely. And I'm liking that train parts got involved.
by southwestforests
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Extracting paint from a spray can
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Extracting paint from a spray can

Somewhere at some time in both magazines and forums it has been mentioned that auto body shops often have tools to do this. Or maybe what was said back then is not true any more; I now wonder after poking around in Google a bit. did find this conversation, http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic...
by southwestforests
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to weather question
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: How to weather question

Ah, Starship Modeler's own store has a book, a new one, https://starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=8426 Out of This World Modeling (2017) Out of This World Modeling, edited by FineScale Modeler's Aaron Skinner, presents 16 all-new projects from the exciting worl...
by southwestforests
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to weather question
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: How to weather question

Aha, some Millenium Falcon images here show hits as melted punctures, https://imgur.com/gallery/Zt9Y4 specifically, https://i.imgur.com/TSGg4En.jpg which was found from this a rticle https://gizmodo.com/these-insanely-detailed-star-wars-models-are-truly-work-1649565509 These Insanely Detailed Star W...
by southwestforests
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to weather question
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: How to weather question

Hey there! Basics ... hmm, that's a good question, and having been modeling for almost 5 decades I'm not sure how to describe the very beginnings of weathering because it is so intuitive now. Well, hey, here comes an idea - reentry, look at images of Space Shuttle after reentry and note where it app...
by southwestforests
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat

Wow man, 3 months later and no reply at all from OP. Being a big user of Tamiya paints I am interested in this.
by southwestforests
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Drilling Really Tiny Holes?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Drilling Really Tiny Holes?

Since early 1980s I've used number 80, 79, 78, bits for various things in model trains such as adding metal grab irons to plastic body shells. Best I've been able to determine is that there is no easy way and bits will eventually break in much the same way as how cats will eventually hack up hairbal...
by southwestforests
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Scotian Shipyards
Replies: 61
Views: 9202

Re: Scotian Shipyards

My dear friend SiaoMouse is back in the hospital for the fourth time with a recurrent brain tumour that affects his optic nerve, among other things. His girlfriend, Nikita - also a dear friend - is out of her mind with worry and loneliness, and I don't know what to say to her anymore. She is very d...
by southwestforests
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Scotian Shipyards
Replies: 61
Views: 9202

Re: Scotian Shipyards

More landing legs and a wee bit on the cargo doors. Pic 63 PFT Phaéton 063 I'm afraid the landing gear pattern is a bit narrow ... oh, well. I didn't really fit anywhere else. Besides, who needs landing gear when at the High Port? (For those of you unfamiliar with the 'Traveller' game, every planet...
by southwestforests
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What putty?
Replies: 16
Views: 3085

Re: What putty?

I've got vinyl gloves that I use for several things, handling raw meat, breaking eggs, cleaning cat litter boxes, handling bug spray. Will make a note to use them with this.
by southwestforests
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Black/blue paint

Candy I think has metallic flecks in it. Will have to play in Google.
Found these,
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... aint.6653/
https://www.autopia.org/forums/hot-tub/ ... t-job.html
by southwestforests
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What putty?
Replies: 16
Views: 3085

Re: What putty?

Okay, will do. Found it, still in shrink wrap. And a little bottle of love potion number nine, well, some kind of special tool cleaner, actually.
by southwestforests
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Black/blue paint

A whole new take on the "spoon theory" eh; spoon color theory. :wink:
(I happen to have rather more experience than I'd like to with the original spoon theory, oh well, such is life)
by southwestforests
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Black/blue paint

Southwest forests, is that a recipe for a"Russian Iron" finish? No, Russia Iron is grey. I have been a train guy for a very long time. There is a very good Yahoo group named Early Rail and another named Civil War Railroads. There several museum researchers in there and other historical and archival...
by southwestforests
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Black/blue paint

Hmm. From painting model locomotive boilers I have an idea except for the pearlescent part. A clean and glossy black finish will to some degree or another reflect the sky's blue when lit and viewed from the right angles; some examples from a popular rail photography website, http://www.railpictures....
by southwestforests
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 3979

Re: Forum Moderation

Contemptibly poor is the characterization I would apply to the whole situation.
by southwestforests
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Source For Ultra High Quality LEDs???
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: Source For Ultra High Quality LEDs???

Something I haven't seen mentioned as a factor here, and do not know enough different LED to know if it is a universal truth, is that different colors of LED take different values of resistor even running off the very same voltage and current source. I learned that from model railroad signal kits.
by southwestforests
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What putty?
Replies: 16
Views: 3085

Re:

Here 9 months later the links bring up that 3rd party hosting notice. I second trying the Aves, and I use it on all of my projects. What I like to do is glue the two parts, say a nacelle, then lightly scribe the seam and sand to rough it up a bit. Then roll small strips of Aves into the seam so it l...
by southwestforests
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 3979

Re: Forum Moderation

Maybe I'm imagining things which aren't likely, but how long until they go from spam to data theft?
by southwestforests
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)
Replies: 13
Views: 1676

Re: Original Fighter Ship Design (Scratch Build)

That's a model scale you don't see built much! Magnets are an interesting idea, I'd not thought of that.