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by Lt. Z0mBe
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Good source for rocket exhaust bells?
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Good source for rocket exhaust bells?

Can anyone recommend some good, inexpensive sources for rocket exhaust bells? One inch diameter or smaller... If you're wanting Apollo-ish type bells, perhaps some of the Kotobukiya sets would suit you. They have verniers, weapons, engine bells, grab handles, hatches, etc... They're cheap, too! You...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Future packaging?
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: New Future packaging?

That thread should still be here somewhere in the Finishing forum. They don't get pruned, so far as I know. That being said, I do not have the time or patience to run it down. I've got building to do :lol:

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat

Sounds like the OP used a rattlecan lacquer like Testor's Dullcote or somesuch. That's the most likely candidate for washing away acrylic. That, or it was something with a ridiculous amount of alcohol and was soaked on instead of misted.

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Future packaging?
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: New Future packaging?

Pledge's parent brand, bought the future name, and formula, from my understanding. Although it's distributed under the pledge name, the formula hasn't changed. In the US, yes. Overseas, it ranges from "unchanged" in the U.K. to "whatever formula is used by the manufacturer licensing the Pledge/Futu...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Future packaging?
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: New Future packaging?

Pledge's parent brand, bought the future name, and formula, from my understanding. Although it's distributed under the pledge name, the formula hasn't changed. In the US, yes. Overseas, it ranges from "unchanged" in the U.K. to "whatever formula is used by the manufacturer licensing the Pledge/Futu...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: Superglue

with the use of this product. Hypothetically if you were to use a SA product, which in time becomes brittle and becomes unstable; if you use this product to hold a model part in place, then follow it up with other longer lasting adhesive Testors, Tamiya or other product, would there be any benefit ...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Beginner Airbrush Setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Beginner Airbrush Setup?

hoth rebel wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:03 pm
Thanks.
I have seen a brand named Model Air. Anyone know if those a good to go right out of the bottle?
Those are Vallejo's ready-to-airbrush line. They are generally good to go. If not, add a bit of Vallejo's thinner or distilled water.

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Weathering aluminum foil?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Weathering aluminum foil?

I'd like to cover some models with aluminum foil. Is there a way to get a weathered, oxidized look (without destroying the adhesive)? Some kind acidic wash? I've never done this but have seen an article in FSM. You can boil the foil with eggshells or vinegar added to water. You'll get different col...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Beginner Airbrush Setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Beginner Airbrush Setup?

Which paint is easiest for a beginner? Do I need to thin the paints before spraying? 1.) Start out with the acrylic brands due to their ease of cleanup. They're all about equal. Some have proprietary thinners that must be used while others can use distilled water, Windex or isopropanol. 2.) Yes. Th...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103049

Re: Basics. Weathering. Washes

I hate to be a bother but can you list links to the flow aid and the water color? Thanks. It's no bother. Happy to help a fellow Starship Modeler: Liquitex Flow Aid Surfactant: https://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Professional-Flow-Effects-Medium/dp/B000KNPM46 Winsor & Newton Watercolors (again, not acr...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103049

Re: Basics. Weathering. Washes

Thanks again. So if I use a spray can of gloss coat I can the use your #3 option listed above. What would be a good brand of water color to use and how much of each of the 3 ingriedents should I use? Thanks. No problem. Yes, you can use option 3.) (or 2.)). But...BUT I will caution you again that, ...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103049

Re: Basics. Weathering. Washes

I am wanting to black wash Bandai Star Wars models. A water based acrylic wash wont work directly on that plastic without a gloss coat then? First question would be is "Why would you not want a glosscoat?" Secondly, I would humbly say to re-read my post earlier and you'll see why acrylic washes are...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103049

Re: Basics. Weathering. Washes

So what is the recipe for a Tamiya Flat Black acrylic wash? I'm of the opinion you can't really have an acrylic paint wash. Acrylic paint is pigment suspended in polymer which is, in turn diluted in either lacquer-, ammonia- or alcohol-based solvents. The solvent evaporates and the little polymer s...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: Black/blue paint

Hi all, I want to paint something black, however, I want it to have a blue tinge to it when it catches the light. I've trolled the internet and can't find anything useful. Are there any paints out there that are readily available? If not, is there a technique to use, such as maybe spraying a light ...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Here's how I would handle this: 1.) Sink a dowel in some Aves in the body. 2.) Trim the excess from around the neck and allow it to cure. The figure should look like a dowelhead at this point 3.) Ever-so-lightly sand the soon to be seams on the base of the head and the top of the body. This will be ...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 8574

Re: charice pempengco at obama's inauguration

CarlosBoN wrote: Ask me about microwaving feces for fun and profit!
YUCK! Frakkin' spammers...

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Tony Wootson's 2017 Wonderfest Show Report
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Tony Wootson's 2017 Wonderfest Show Report

Thanks for posting that, Tony. Excellent report, as always. Did you happen to snap any images of the Orca (boat from Jaws )? Kenny Hey Kenny, Thanks!, guy! I appreciate your kind, complimentary comments. Afraid I didn't get any pics of the Orca. I kind-of didn't take all that many pics inside eithe...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Tony Wootson's 2017 Wonderfest Show Report
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Tony Wootson's 2017 Wonderfest Show Report

Thanks for posting that, Tony. Excellent report, as always. Did you happen to snap any images of the Orca (boat from Jaws)?

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iwata NEO and Lacquers
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Iwata NEO and Lacquers

I have a Neo and an HP-CH. the HPCH I have had for years but the Neo is less than two years old. The seals, including the needle bearing are not the PTFE (Teflon) that is used in the HPCH and other first-order Iwatas. They look like rubber. However, I have fired metallizing lacquers through the Neo,...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Lt.ZomBe, I am a fan of Aves and use it quite often. What type of safety solvent would you suggest I buy if I went that route? Thanks, Again, Tom I literally meant the safety solvent that you get from Aves. Failing that, perhaps alcohol (denatured or 90-percent ISO) or even good, old fashioned wate...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2278

Re: Wonderfest Winners

Very cool!! I entered 4.. I won a bronze for my scratchbuilt 1/24 scale Star Wars Concept Fighter 2 Silvers....one for a small 1/20 Ma.k Raptor Suit...and one for the 1/350 Juggernaut Hauler and a Gold for a 1/20 Ma.k Gladiator... :D Still have a smile on....can you see it...yep...still a smile Goo...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2278

Re: Wonderfest Winners

Very cool!! I entered 4.. I won a bronze for my scratchbuilt 1/24 scale Star Wars Concept Fighter 2 Silvers....one for a small 1/20 Ma.k Raptor Suit...and one for the 1/350 Juggernaut Hauler and a Gold for a 1/20 Ma.k Gladiator... :D Still have a smile on....can you see it...yep...still a smile Goo...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Fewer posts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1756

Re: Fewer posts?

Saturn wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:31 am
onezero wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:47 pm
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
by Lt. Z0mBe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2278

Re: Wonderfest Winners

I earned a Silver for my "Document & Destroy" WWII zombie diorama (my first diorama!).

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That was my only entry so...success level = 100-percent. :)

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: First Model Diorama
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: First Model Diorama

There's a book by Sheperd Paine called "How To Build Dioramas." But that book and read it cover-to-cover. As others have said, planning, planning, planning. I bought the book years ago and have read through it many times, using it for making display bases mostly. However, my first true diorama I jus...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Return Roll Call
Replies: 18
Views: 1199

Re: Return Roll Call

Made it home by 1815 Sunday evening. But I am local, so...

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Filling and Sanding Question For a Space: 1999 Eagle

Use Aves. Make just the tiniest little rope of Aves and work it into the seam. Feather it out with a brush and safety solvent and you may not even have to sand it.

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Wed May 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Contest Challenge
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

Re: Contest Challenge

OK....don't mean to be a DebbieDowner here....and don't get me wrong...I LOVE the contest room...but... On a normal year of 600+ models it can...ummmmm.....get pretty crowded in the normal room with models...and people....are there any thoughts about where the extra will go???...(people and models)...
by Lt. Z0mBe
Tue May 16, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Newbie applying decals
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Newbie applying decals

Check out the "Advanced: Decals" thread in this very forum. Also, welcome aboard. :)

Kenny
by Lt. Z0mBe
Fri May 12, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Things to bring
Replies: 35
Views: 1847

Stu Pidasso wrote:
rossjr wrote:13 posts and no one reminded people to pack their UGLY shirt for the contest....
I thought it was pants?
For you Jimi, it's a kilt and thong combo. :lol:

Kenny