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by darthviper107
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat

Used the Tamiya semi-gloss spray recently, it turned out really well and polished quite nicely using Novus plastic polish.
by darthviper107
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Printing directly on styrene with inkjet printer
Replies: 16
Views: 10937

If the printing worked out--you could then spray some kind of sealer over it so that the glue wouldn't damage the printed ink
by darthviper107
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What's up with Tamyia?
Replies: 23
Views: 7798

They do seem hard to find. My local Hobbytown had some though, not a very good selection, most of the good ones weren't in stock (and I'd imagine they probably wouldn't be stocked any time soon)
by darthviper107
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

3D Scanners are a much simpler matter, there's the NextEngine 3D scanner:

http://www.nextengine.com/

Alternately, you can build one yourself, using a camera, a laser and some software.
by darthviper107
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

So if you wanted to make a master print for use in making a kit for production, would it get high enough quality? Would it manage to get smooth enough for no cleanup?
by darthviper107
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

I just checked some stuff at zoomrp.com They can do polyjet prints for a very low price and have the option for next day shipping. Otherwise they can still get it to you within a week. However, it's only best used on things that you would spend $100 on. So for instance, I've got a model I'm working ...
by darthviper107
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

Blender is free
by darthviper107
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

When I said other places I was more talking about the places like Shapeways where you can upload your mesh and get it printed very quickly. Places like Moddler you have to email or call them and work out the project. I had tried using Moddler before, they emailed me back with a couple of questions a...
by darthviper107
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

I wonder how it compares to this: http://www.makerbot.com/ It's a similar thing, so not as useful. Probably the best bet if you can't afford thousands for a high-end printer (since in the model world you really need the fine detail) is to use Shapeways. They've got a material that can print 0.3mm t...
by darthviper107
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

It probably doesn't print at 0.2mm thickness, the way that thing works is by melting plastic and then layering it out like spaghetti. So the actual layer might be 0.2mm, but you would need to have several layers otherwise it wouldn't be strong enough. The cheapest thing I've seen that wasn't absolut...
by darthviper107
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

It's not all that deceptive. The quality on those prints is terrible. Completely useless because of how thick it has to lay down the material. So if you were wanting to go for something like that you can easily see that it would not be a good choice.
by darthviper107
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Can anyone recommend a cheap personal 3D printer?
Replies: 29
Views: 8536

It depends on what you're wanting to do, what would you think would be the smallest thickness you require and how detailed do you need your models?
by darthviper107
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

hah, I win...

It wasn't too difficult to get the piece in there, it ended up working really well.
by darthviper107
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

Got the detail casting put in. Since the bottom was cast as well I ended up just cutting out that section and then fitting the replacement in. There's a bit more cleanup to do, but once it's painted it shouldn't be noticeable.

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6017/pic0146t.jpg
by darthviper107
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

That would be awesome, thanks. Sent you a PM
by darthviper107
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

It's the Anigrand SD

Regular chips on the corners are fine and easy to repair, but this part would be obvious
by darthviper107
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

by darthviper107
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

It's part of a star destroyer hangar detail on the outside, I'll post a picture once I get home so you can get a better idea of what it looks like.
by darthviper107
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

yeah, there's no undercut, it's just a detail on a surface that's too detailed to rebuild. What clay would be best, would sculpey work? I haven't gotten any resin yet, this is on a kit for the future so it's not something I'll be doing for a bit. What's a good resin for just a small detail part Smoo...
by darthviper107
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Using Clay for Molding?
Replies: 18
Views: 4755

Using Clay for Molding?

I've got a kit that has a detail that broke off. There are identical details on the piece so I was wondering if it might be OK to use some clay and get an impression of one of the other details and then use that to cast a replacement detail. Would it work to use clay for a temporary mold like that?
by darthviper107
Fri May 27, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mold Question for 3D model
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Where it connects is about 0.655mm thick, so I'm thinking that may be too thin and I should extend it to attach to the body of the pistol.
by darthviper107
Thu May 26, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mold Question for 3D model
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

57mm long at 1/6th scale, so pretty small.

My main concern is the nubs (bolts) on the pins, is that a detail that wouldn't get stuck in the mold do you think?

Does it make it better for the gun barrel to be a separate piece as shown there or would it be just fine to be attached?
by darthviper107
Thu May 26, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mold Question for 3D model
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Mold Question for 3D model

I've got a 3D model of a pistol that I'm looking to get printed and made into a 1/6th scale object for a custom figure (Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly). Most of it is straightforward, and a 3D printer can print any shape, but I'm looking to be able to make casts of it. So what I'm wondering, if any c...
by darthviper107
Sat May 21, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17873

I got a bunch of parts today at Scalefest. It was really cool to go there, tons of stuff at great prices. I was able to get 5 of the ships for less than half what they'd normally cost. The small parts are perfect for scratchbuilding. I later went to hobbytown and got some styrene parts as well. Than...
by darthviper107
Fri May 20, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17873

Saw that one, the second is out of stock though.
by darthviper107
Thu May 19, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17873

Yeah, I'll be getting a bunch of styrene. The small parts are really just stuff that's really hard to make on your own
by darthviper107
Thu May 19, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17873

I checked some of those out and it looks like a good idea. I'm going to a model show this weekend so I'll see what I can find there.

Thanks!
by darthviper107
Thu May 19, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17873

Here's from someone else's build: http://imageshack.us/m/219/158/img1144469280383810.jpg I can do the styrene panels, but there's lots of little pieces from kits used as details. Obviously I don't expect to get the same pieces, but I don't have any extra kits at all to get pieces from. _____________...
by darthviper107
Thu May 19, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17873

It's a Revell Venator Star Destroyer, so pretty small parts. I saw the Kotobukiya MSG stuff and the parts from Wave, but most of those are very simple pieces. I'm thinking stuff like pipes with details, grills, vents and stuff like that.
by darthviper107
Thu May 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17873

Place to buy greebles?

I've got a kit I want to add a bunch of detail to. However, I don't have a collection of kits to pull details from for the greebles. Does anyone know of a reasonable way to get small detail parts like that? The only thing I can think of is to look for some cheap kits and hope there's something usefu...