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by southwestforests
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Extracting paint from a spray can
Replies: 6
Views: 484

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: 619

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: 619

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: 619

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: 678

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: 8
Views: 438

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: 56
Views: 7035

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: 56
Views: 7035

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: 2692

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: 1074

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: 2692

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: 1074

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: 1074

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: 1074

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: 2953

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: 639

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: 2692

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: 2953

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: 1324

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.
by southwestforests
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Russian spammers
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Russian spammers

It was interesting to be off doing other hobbies for a couple years then check in to find this chaos.

And it is looking like the spammers are bright enough to pick a time of day - o dark thirty and the like - where there is less likelihood of a moderator being online at the time they hit.
by southwestforests
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Russian spammers
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Russian spammers

Dobber wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:02 am
WTH is happening around here lately?
Systemic failures are being exploited?
by southwestforests
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2953

Re: Forum Moderation

onezero wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:14 pm
Your patience is appreciated.
I'm a neurological, endocrine, and arthritis patient, is that close enough?
:D
by southwestforests
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2953

Re: Forum Moderation

As of 08:08, twenty-six posts.
by southwestforests
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2953

Re: Forum Moderation

Every one of those 20 or so posts, and more, by memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=17874 are spam.
Full of links to probably not even deity knows where they actually go.
Imagestarship spam
by southwestforests
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin Kits -- Recommend a Good Primer?
Replies: 25
Views: 7056

Will make note of this, recently got a resin & metal mini and the last time I painted resin was in the 1990s.
by southwestforests
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: Maybe this time ... maybe?
Replies: 6
Views: 3471

Actually, that paragraph didn't stick in my head :oops: got overpowered by the excitement of probably finally getting something done to enter. Really wanted to enter the fighters contest from a couple years ago but it just couldn't be made to happen in time. And, yeah, that thought just disappeared ...
by southwestforests
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: Maybe this time ... maybe?
Replies: 6
Views: 3471

Even though intent for final use is to be with the above game, the things I'm scratchbuilding and kitbashing are to my 2 personal styles, one which is more toward the fanciful end, and one more toward the Von Braun style, instead of the game producer's take on the 1930s and 40s retro style. And this...
by southwestforests
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: Maybe this time ... maybe?
Replies: 6
Views: 3471

Well, gang, think might go with a different idea from the one in mind at original post. Have a project going to fit with a published alternate timeline, which reads in part as 1949 - Working in a secret laboratory in New Jersey, Professor Jules Greenstone discovers the secret to atomic rocket propul...
by southwestforests
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: luminescent craft thread?
Replies: 11
Views: 4104

DeltaVee wrote:Thanks. Yep, that looks usable, other than concern about how well paint might stick.
clean the wire well and paint will adhere okay - us model railriaders have been using this for many years in making handrails, grab irons, and modeling electrical conduits and air piping.
by southwestforests
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: luminescent craft thread?
Replies: 11
Views: 4104

This a possibility? http://www.modelexpo-online.com/product.asp?ITEMNO=BDC70312 Micro Cable .012 Dia Fine 30ft Spool Item # BDC70312 MICRO CABLE - 30 ft. spools Hundreds of applications! Nylon coated stainless steel wire. .012" dia., fine Or this? http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/514-N210410...