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by G-man
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Tiny flexible hoses?
Replies: 29
Views: 14238

The Kotobukiya springs are nice but can be stiff. I prefer Wave's for large spring sizes. But, sometimes you just can't get the look you want or you're trying to replicate metal conduit. http://www.hungrylizardstudio.com/super_detailing_p_s.pdf The one change I am making is switching to soft alumin...
by G-man
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Minor problem with Iwata HP-CH...
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

If i properly am understanding your Dilemma , The Rubber ) ring at the base of the trigger shaft that creates the seal between the small chamber housing the valve at the air hose connection has swollen and is not allowing your trigger to pass freely within its grip. I had the same problem with my ol...
by G-man
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: CAD Advice
Replies: 31
Views: 11038

Fair enough. I use other programs i have had for years to do my prototyping work. The sketchup issues i mentioned are from having to clean up files that were done in sketchup for printing, and talking with prototypers about them. If the program works as advertised though, then sure why not go for it...
by G-man
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: CAD Advice
Replies: 31
Views: 11038

Tonzye, Most if not all rapid prototyping agencies, with exception to Sketch up, HATE receiving files that were created in Sketchup. So many issues with that program when exporting to STL its not even funny. Is it possible to work around them? Yes... Is it worth the trouble for the work around? Not ...
by G-man
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Clyde "En'til'Zog" Jones has passed away
Replies: 28
Views: 13997

Sorry to hear of the loss of another artist and friend.
by G-man
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Greebilizing...
Replies: 47
Views: 25873

My thoughts are that this one and the "sources for greeblies" thread should be combined in some way. They go hand in hand and are both good resources for beginners and veterans alike. I also submit that perhaps John should add Greeblies, Greebalize, Greebilate, Nurney...and all other variations ther...
by G-man
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best Acrylic Match to this Color?
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

Best Acrylic Match to this Color?

Looking for the best acrylic paint match to this color http://www.homedepot.com/buy/paint/paint-colors-paint-samples/behr-premium-plus-8-oz-740f-5-myth-interior-exterior-paint-sample-740f-5pp.html#.UMlFfXfNl8F preferably in Tamiya or Model master so i don't have to wait for it to come in an order? I...
by G-man
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: A primer on primers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Rustoleum sandable automotive primer. Rattle cans can be found at walmart for 4 or 5 bucks. Goes on light, dries fast. Has oil in the mixture to prevent rust, isn't a very good primer for what we do paint will peel away after a while. Or so i have been told anyway. I have stayed away from it for th...
by G-man
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Lights for ST Voyager
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

I get video Not found Robert.
Still uploading?

George
by G-man
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d printing
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

The short answer. I have 16 years experience in 3d design using multiple programs. I still learn new stuff eery day. ALOT of thought goes into every kit i pattern, you have to understand what goes into breakgin a kit down, as well as how to properly prototype on teh computer, you have to useder stan...
by G-man
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7602

Shapeways (haters gonna hate) offers an "image extruder" process. Basically it can take a black and white image and print it to whatever your specs are. Material choice might be limited...but worth some research. Yes, I hate shapeways. But for a person doing a one off, who doesn't mind taking the t...
by G-man
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Has anyone used these on there voyager?
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

Chiver. They do replace the plastic parts yes, you can fill the hole in if you want to simulate glass with a mixture of white glue and water, or micro clear, or I've even seen some guys use the Testors glue for clear parts, (which is again just white glue and water mixed as i recall) My understandin...
by G-man
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Has anyone used these on there voyager?
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

I haven't gotten to that point yet, but when i do I'll be happy to post pictures of the progress as i go. Are you referring to the window template parts used fro cutting missing windows / paint masks?..Or are you referring to the larger window insert parts that replace the clear parts in the kit? Ge...
by G-man
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Has anyone used these on there voyager?
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

I am in the process of using them now.
Why do you ask?
George
by G-man
Sat May 12, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Pegasus Alpha Centauri lighting
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

klamp54 wrote:For people like me who live in the USA, a much cheaper 16 LED chaser kit can be found at:
http://www.bakatronics.com/shop/categor ... 133&page=2 :D
Spammer?
Albeit it is nice information to have...


George
by G-man
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: Group Build Idea?
Replies: 32
Views: 15355

If you can do it sometime that doesn't conflict with my client demands for wonderfest, I'm down for it.
so for me it would have to be mid may probably.

George
by G-man
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: CAD Advice
Replies: 31
Views: 11038

There isn't much of anything graphics wise used for modeling or prototyping that will cost you less then 1000$... and most of it costs more then that.

I think all together, just in software i have almost 9000$ tied up.
add another 4 grand for computer...you get the point.


George
by G-man
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: CAD Advice
Replies: 31
Views: 11038

I have thought of trying out rhino, but just don't have the time to learn another GUI and tool set. Plus i am not a fan of Nurbs modeling personally I've been modeling in Maya for about ten years now and have learned to use it for Prototyped modeling, alot of people in the visual effects field ( my ...
by G-man
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: CAD Advice
Replies: 31
Views: 11038

Warp, you know that you can have intersecting surfaces in your base model, but you have to take the stl into Magics' or a like program and run a unify command right? Its so much easier to model that way then to try and cut all the greblies into your surface and keep it all one mesh in your chosen mo...
by G-man
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Source for large, thin o-rings?
Replies: 7
Views: 5626

Harbor freight, or maybe an automotive store.

George
by G-man
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gorilla Super Glue.
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

hmm.. Never had that issue with gorilla, But ..normally i spread it pretty thin, I am one of the "Sand it to fit" guys when ever possible.
I didn't realize it was rubberized though.
All gorilla glue? or just certain variations?
George
by G-man
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gorilla Super Glue.
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

PErsonally I love the stuff. Gorilla Glue, Blue top. KylWell there turned me onto it some time ago, and I use it almost exclusively for most everything i do. ( some exceptions). As a gap filler. Dunno, Normally when i glue stuff together there arnt much in the way of gaps. I'm guessing that could be...
by G-man
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Easy Cast clear epoxy, bit of a rant
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

i picked some up a few weeks ago, haven't had the chance to do more then just mix some up and pour it out on a piece of styrene, just to see ho wit would cure. that went..ok.. i had to let it sit for about a week before it was hard. I think though I'll get some Envirotex for my Starship windows.
by G-man
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Need a tough compass for scribing.
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

something like

this is probably your best bet
by G-man
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: HOW MUCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 2973

Personally Robi, I don't think you are stepping on anyone's toes. you are catering to a different niche then Madman or the like are catering to. Simple as that. Same difference as this below. Am i stepping on Scott Spicer, or Al Wong's or any her pattern makers toes, By making patterns myself? My tw...
by G-man
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: HOW MUCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 2973

ToOldForThis Contact Robiwon on these forums, and RPF, adn a few others tell him i sent you, He will fix you up i am sure for a very fair price. PM Me when you contact him adn i'll call him and make sure he checks the PM's so you don't have to wait a while to hear back ( he's on sabattical right now...
by G-man
Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printing - Where to Begin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

PM me with an e-mail address / phone number and i'll give you a crash course :)

George
by G-man
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Flo-tubes to light up nacelles?
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

I've experimented with one Using led's and Clear tube for Aerating an Aquarium. get a small syringe, liek you use to give babies medicine, Fill it with water, Cut a length of tube less then 10 cm ( Longer and you'll have problems in the center of the tube, wont light up).. Put one end of tube on syr...
by G-man
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Chop It...anybody use it?
Replies: 22
Views: 9096

Nice Scratchy, Thanks for that one. I'm ordering one of these either next week or the first of next month, I might just start off with it replacing the board cuter with a glass one from the get go. save myself the trouble. will have to get someone to cut the hole though, as i do not have a router of...
by G-man
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Mass Effect Normandy
Replies: 20
Views: 12042

wait....I would have Sworn you'd already talked about the SR-2 in public?.....oopse?!

I know the M-35 Mako was already public knowledge...

George