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by Butters
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: New Contest ?
Replies: 21
Views: 14225

Re: Next contest idea

Helioaeolian wrote: Isn't anyone else obsessively compelled towards closure?
No.

I second the Star Wars theme. Unlike "Structures", there's a lot of easily available subject matter, and it's topical; any contest started now would close up close to the opening day of Ep 7.
by Butters
Thu May 08, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Clear sprays over Acrylic
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

TER-OR wrote:http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/vie ... hp?t=60853

There's a whole thread for clear coats.
Saw that, but don't want to read four pages of posts.
by Butters
Tue May 06, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Clear sprays over Acrylic
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan wrote:So what is this Walmart stuff in a can? Acrylic? Lacquer?
You got me. The color label on the back says Clear and the front simple says Fast Dry Spray Paint. The directions on the back of the can (which are the same as on a can of red oxide primer) call it a spray enamel.
by Butters
Sun May 04, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Clear sprays over Acrylic
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

Clear sprays over Acrylic

One for the tribe.... I know acrylic paints will 'out gas' for some time after painting, so how long should they dry out and 'set' before they are clear coated? The clear will probably be generic Walmart clear in a rattle can, as that's what I have. My other choices are clear bottle varnishes from t...
by Butters
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Gentle Peoples....I seek inspiration!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 11136

Endless hours of interweb surfing usually spur me to some effort to copy someone elses work of excellence for myself. That's what led me to scratchbuild my Warhammer40K KillKrusha Tank. Too lazy to come up with my own ideas.
by Butters
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future floor polish
Replies: 267
Views: 148598

Glorfindel wrote:Vodka.
Vodka has a higher purpose.
by Butters
Sun May 15, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 325
Views: 126162

Can Aves be stained with a wood stain?
by Butters
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Buzzbomb's Glaive Battle Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 14070

Old Wombat wrote:Good to see this beastie moving again, Brian.

Looking very good! :thumbsup::D

(PS: Ya gotta have a commander to give it scale inna pictures! :wink: )
Or a victim.
by Butters
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Buzzbomb's Glaive Battle Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 14070

Very nice. It looks speedy; considering it's roots, that makes sense!
by Butters
Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Fiberglass resin....
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Thanks fellas.
by Butters
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Fiberglass resin....
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Fiberglass resin....

Can Bondo Fiberglass resin be used for casting? If so, what are some of it's characteristics? Good for small stuff? Big stuff? Or is the most horrible substance I can use?

I got some on sale from a going out of business sale.
by Butters
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future floor polish
Replies: 267
Views: 148598

talon wrote:Okay, my question didn't get answered, but it was like last or next to last on the previous page.

What is the best way to clean Future from the airbrush? Windex? Lacquer thinner?
I use Windex with no problems.
by Butters
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 325
Views: 126162

Thank you.
by Butters
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 325
Views: 126162

starmanmm wrote:Maybe using their solvent might do it for you?
Figures. Instead of using the vast collection of what I already have, I need to buy something else. ](*,)
by Butters
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 325
Views: 126162

Its truly a remarkable product. And all said, "Aves-men" Verily, a question, brothers: How best to thin Aves? If I mixe a small portion and drop it in a slight bit of alcohol, it just sits there. Yeah, even if I mash it up a bit, it just sits there, mashed up... looking sad. The only way I've beena...
by Butters
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Gravtank by Domenech1776
Replies: 28
Views: 27675

It's elongated appearance (and somewhat 'H' shape) put me in the mind of the Churchill British WWII tank. Not, I'm sure what the finished result will be, but just what it reminds me of. YMMV.
by Butters
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Wombat's Centurion Mk XI "Beau Peep" - Tank Done.
Replies: 54
Views: 27230

Very nice! I like the square barrel and radar dome (?). The dome seems appropriate somehow. Wonder why our tanks don't have radar?
by Butters
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47831

...as local gravitational effects might be warped slightly by such a system depending on the size of the vehicle being "lifted", what with the displaced gravity and all. I had an intresting visual: a grav tank moving through a small European town, past a cafe, where the wine in the glasses pushed u...
by Butters
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47831

...as local gravitational effects might be warped slightly by such a system depending on the size of the vehicle being "lifted", what with the displaced gravity and all. I had an intresting visual: a grav tank moving through a small European town, past a cafe, where the wine in the glasses pushed u...
by Butters
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

HWR MKII wrote:Makes me want to get off my duffer and finish mine up. damn life in the way grumble grumble...
Well, yeah! As the emcee of this little swa-rae, you have to finish something!!
by Butters
Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

Totally ORK-some, Butters! :8) Love that Targit is tied into the grot's nest. :) Well, as an observer, he's totally unreliable and unwilling! But, screaming does draw enemy fire, and that's good enough for the tank commander to figure where the enemys position is. He's actually Targit the fourth, b...
by Butters
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

The warbikes actually do/will fit on the flat 'deck'. I just have to modify the twin tailpipes on the bikes for them to fit. Or, four Ork boyz with bases. As to deployable chainsaws, I might do that on an upcoming build! :D
by Butters
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

Well, I'm 99.5% done. I never did get the interior stowage finished. But I will. However, I figure I'd go ahead and declare it done. These first three shots were in the driveway, in natural light, sans figures. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/BillyBlackCloud/OrkStuff/DSCF0333.jpg http://img.p...
by Butters
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

Id say about 20 guns Some on the surface, some on the towers? Only in Orkdom does three bow-mounted shootas, 4 anti-personell rokkits, a tri-barrelled, 90mm Gatling cannon, and a bunka-busta heavy rokkit, constitute "under-gunned". Well, I'll take it under advisement. I still have some things like ...
by Butters
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

Lt. Z0mBe wrote:I don't know, BUtters...I think it needs more guns.
How many guns do you think, Gold Five?
by Butters
Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Check These Hovertanks Out!
Replies: 14
Views: 8803

They look really good, particularly these 2; http://spmaquettes.com/images/phocagallery/saumur2006/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_17.jpg http://spmaquettes.com/images/phocagallery/saumur2006/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_18.jpg Was there some set of rules or specifications these guys were building to? Because they al...
by Butters
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

I'm hoping to get my figures painted and the misc. stowage and extra items finished before I post more pictures. However at the rate I'm going, it'll be next weekend before I'm truly done. Plus, I'd really like to finish the weathering and a bit more detail painting. Geez, no wonder I hardly ever fi...
by Butters
Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Ork Hova Tank - Finished! With Pics!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 28444

Finished and painted :D ! Stay tuned....
by Butters
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Check These Hovertanks Out!
Replies: 14
Views: 8803

Very nice. Thanks for sharing them.
by Butters
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future floor polish
Replies: 267
Views: 148598

No, I haven't, but I don't think it'll work. I think the wax'll overpower the flat completely. But I've not tried it.