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by naoto
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Has Anyone Heard of "Gallery Glass?"
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Has Anyone Heard of "Gallery Glass?"

Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent on styren...
by naoto
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: Superglue

DaveVan wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:49 am
naoto wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:15 am
... but is this Gorilla glue actually made from gorillas? And if so.. how long before PeTA gets involved?
People Eat Tasty Animals??? I'd think they'd be happy!!!
We'll all laugh at this... then the Kanamits arrive...
by naoto
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: Superglue

... but is this Gorilla glue actually made from gorillas? And if so.. how long before PeTA gets involved?
by naoto
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!

DarKev wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:30 am
… Vinyl Mecha Model … I've got plans to add some movable joints because I don't want this thing to be a statue. …
In adding movable joints, I presume you're planning to use an armature (i.e. an internal "skeleton") ?
by naoto
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!

As for filling a vinyl figure -- definitely want to do that to prevent the problem I saw at Anime Expo 199. The air conditioning in the main dealer's room was having difficulty, and the air conditioning in the secondary and tertiary dealer's room (these were added because they would've had too many ...
by naoto
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!

One caution about plaster -- the reaction is exothermic (i.e. gives off heat) when it is setting up -- likely to be hot enough that it may deform soft vinyl. Similarly resins could also get hot when they're setting up.
by naoto
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Toggle Switch options
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Toggle Switch options

I know this isn't answering your question, and significantly strays off-topic... Perhaps some interesting possibilities for a user interface (some may require use of microcontroller) ? https://www.adafruit.com/category/60 https://www.adafruit.com/product/1374 https://www.adafruit.com/product/1375 ht...
by naoto
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Old Imai Mecha Kit Painting Help Needed!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Old Imai Mecha Kit Painting Help Needed!!!

… It really does make one wonder, WHAT was Imai thinking, "back in the day"... when they used those awful bright colors, to inject their molds with. I had one of the original "Valkyrie-Gerwalk" Imai models, but at least mine was "shot" in a neutral grey color... (circa 1984...) Speaking of kits mol...
by naoto
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 950

Re: Why is my 555 timer not blinking?

I'd also like to remind everyone how easy this is with a Microcontroller like Arduino: You can set those two values however you like. There's no restriction on the duty cycle as there is with a 555, and you don't need to rewire your circuit if you change your mind about the flash rate or duty cycle...
by naoto
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Re:Purging and Deletion of Topics/Threads
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Re:Purging and Deletion of Topics/Threads

Wound an appropriate ...(shatnerian pause)... tribute expedite the process? :wink:
by naoto
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2823

Re: Forum Moderation

This Forum clearly no longer has active, 24/7 moderation. There's simply no substitute for someone being able to see a New Post and to then kick it into quarantine, at the very, very least. People have lives, and this is a *free* forum, so nobody's getting paid to moderate. Yeah, SPAM is annoying, ...
by naoto
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Is the vinyl really vinyl and not polyethylene? Don't let styrene and vinyl touch. The vinyl might soften. Create a barrier between the two materials. Put a thin layer of epoxy on one part. Let it set. Epoxy it to the other. http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/p/91997/899668.aspx http...
by naoto
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2823

Re: Forum Moderation

I've helped moderate forums in the past and would volunteer here. As it is I need to remember to not try and come here during work now because of the images they're embedding. One of the downsides of allowing inline images. Have noticed a few recent examples of porn spam posts with NSFW (Not Safe F...
by naoto
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2823

Re: Forum Moderation

Absent some "master gatekeeper" filter to keep the spammers out, it seems this forum needs a few more sheriffs (known "good" people) with a delete power, or at least the ability to knock spam into a holding cell, non-displayable until a mod reviews it. Just my 2c. gatekeeper... https://www.youtube....
by naoto
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: New Contest ?
Replies: 21
Views: 14047

Re: New Contest ?

speaking of pink color.... SPAM is pink... anyone ponder using some of it in a build? ... and on a less weird direction -- how 'bout something totally different -- like a contest for SF-themed bento ? (try Google image search on keyword " charaben " ) Ohmu rice. http://yukitchen.com/ohmu-rice/ ( ima...
by naoto
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Gorilla Glue should not be confused with Gorilla Snot ( http://www.gorillasnot.us/ )
by naoto
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

I do find the commercials for Gorilla Glue rather amusing
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopgH8 ... C3SiqNyZwQ
by naoto
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Thank goodness you're back...
Replies: 17
Views: 1972

Re: Thank goodness you're back...

[pokes head out from partially opened door] Has anybody noticed anything odd ... [trails off mid-sentence while looking around the room]
Uh... never mind ... it is ... nothing you need worry about
[quickly exits]
by naoto
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: WE HAVE MOVED
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: WE HAVE MOVED

by naoto
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: WE HAVE MOVED
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: WE HAVE MOVED

No blame to you.....the host SHOULD handle that stuff.....if they want to keep their customers. I always tell this story about our 'state of the art Direst Access Storage Device (DASD) farm the bank opened in 1984. It was a dedicated building with power supply, environmental and fire systems that w...
by naoto
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom print decals?
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Custom print decals?

There are laser printers that print white http://www.okidata.com/printers/color/c711wt (but a tad pricey at around $3400) With regards to artwork -- it's best if you create the image in a "vector-type" or "object-type" format (i.e. using a "draw" type program like Corel, Illustrator, etc) rather tha...
by naoto
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!

adam.kavanagh wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:12 am
naoto wrote:Have you tried Google? (extraneous text trimmed by naoto for brevity)
'Have you tried google? '

Come on now.

Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
Agree -- I wasn't too helpful in stating the obvious, and apologize for my condescending tone of my original post.
by naoto
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!

Have you tried Google with the following keywords? model aeroplane painting wood grain https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=model+aeroplane+painting+wood+grain&spf=1496964700280 BTW -- if you're wondering why I've got "aeroplane" as one of the keywords -- WWI era aircraft often have wooden propeller...
by naoto
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Fewer posts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: Fewer posts?

No need to bring religion into this, Saturn. Kenny Just in case anybody doesn't already know the term "presbyopia" (I'm sure Kenny does know -- only pointing it out to other folks who aren't familiar with the term) presbyopia - farsightedness caused by loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye, occ...
by naoto
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Fewer posts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: Fewer posts?

Working on that --- in the meantime, I have scrolled this site in my browser to 140% so I can read the text comfortably. Thank gawd I'm not the only one. Damn you Presbyopia! No need to bring religion into this, Saturn. Kenny Just in case anybody doesn't already know the term "presbyopia" (I'm sure...
by naoto
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: For those who are at Wonderfest...
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: For those who are at Wonderfest...

Come on, y'all! Pics for the pitiful folk who couldn't make it! ;) How long someone decides to misinterpret this request and post images of plectra? http://www.startrek.com/article/first-look-starfleet-guitar-pick-set https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Jedi-Order-Guitar/dp/B011MTJT9A https://www.amaz...
by naoto
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A most unepected greeblie source
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: A most unepected greeblie source

wowyz wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:20 am
What is a tealight? Battery candle?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tealight
by naoto
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A most unepected greeblie source
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: A most unepected greeblie source

I found it rather interesting to see the more recent battery-powered candles to simulate the flickering flame (not just by varying the light output, but physically "wobble" the flame).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpXQX9eceAs
by naoto
Wed May 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 5355

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

On the topic of "mark all read", is there a way to have a button on the main index to mark everything as read at one click? I still haven't gotten into the habit of clicking the button in each topic area. Kev If I'm not mistaken, when you're at the top level (e.g. after clicking on "Board Index"), ...