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by DeltaVee
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Weathering aluminum foil?
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Weathering aluminum foil?

Thanks all!
by DeltaVee
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Extracting paint from a spray can
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Extracting paint from a spray can

How can I best extract paint from what I think is a dead can? I've got a nice can of Krylon silver metallic. I thought the nozzle was clogged. I checked a couple of other spray cans and made sure their nozzles worked pulled them off and tried both on the dead can and it was still dead. That's why I ...
by DeltaVee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Source for super fine metal mesh?
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Source for super fine metal mesh?

Is there non-modeling (less expensive) source for very fine FLAT metal mesh? I'm thinking a couple of square feet. I need it for a 1/350 lunar landing zone diorama. L'Arsenal makes some very nice 1/400 scale mesh. But $8 for 2.5x3 inches seems high for the volume I need.
by DeltaVee
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Weathering aluminum foil?
Replies: 4
Views: 323

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?
by DeltaVee
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Advanced. Decals
Replies: 209
Views: 121396

Re: Advanced. Decals

A question: Say some idiot put his decals on upside down and overcoated with Future/Tamiya flat and now they're dry. What's the best way to apply replacement decals: 1. Sand lightly till the overcoat and decals are removed, gloss again and decal and overcoat again. 2. Just repaint the area again (wi...
by DeltaVee
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Instrument Panels
Replies: 12
Views: 11540

Re: Instrument Panels

There's a new- er - ish company called Airscale that offers a variety of different instrument decals from 1/48 to 1/24 from WWI to modern jet and every Allied and Axis air force. Lots of folks carry them. Ebay's a good place to see a bunch. Also, Paragrafix makes a set of various sci fi markings fro...
by DeltaVee
Mon May 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 9050

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Just saw the new format. What's with the 8-point font? This is going the wrong way for my visual acuity. Sure I can click a couple of buttons and bump it up to 125% but...
by DeltaVee
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Uses and Abuses of Neodymium Magnets
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Uses and Abuses of Neodymium Magnets

What experience do you have using neodymium (rare earth) magnets? There must be hundreds of uses: attaching battery doors, hatches, weapons, docked shuttles, and so on. I shamefully confess a certain affection for the "toylike features" of yesteryear's models. I've bought neodymium magnets and magne...
by DeltaVee
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sealing Oils Weathering?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Sealing Oils Weathering?

If your paint with acrylics and weather with oils, what kind of clear coat can you seal it all with?
by DeltaVee
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Colors. Types of paint
Replies: 180
Views: 106516

Acrylic washes over enamels?

I realize the trend seems to be going toward acrylic paints, but I have an investment in enamels already and would like to try some of the prepackaged washes, etc. So if I paint a model with MM or Floquil enamels, can I use Testors/FX acrylic washes over them? Can I use acrylic paints with acrylic t...
by DeltaVee
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103893

Thanks. If I wanted to use some of the new 'pigments/powders' for streaking rust or grime over an enamel base coat, can I: a. use the pigments dry, then seal with an acrylic clear coat and then do an oil or enamel wash? Or b. stir the pigments into some acrylic medium like water, alcohol, Future, et...
by DeltaVee
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Is there a new Old Silver?
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Thanks. Several good silvers out there. I liked how buffed out Old Silver looked like oxidized aluminum. I have a spray can of I think Rustoleum silver that looks great but doesn't buff out.
by DeltaVee
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Is there a new Old Silver?
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Is there a new Old Silver?

Now that Testors has discontinued its Floquil line, I'm looking for a substitute for Old Silver and Bright Silver that performs the same, i.e. that can be buffed out shiny and easily masked over. Anything out there? P.S. I'm not talking about Metalizer or Alclad, etc. that have to have a gloss black...
by DeltaVee
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Aero Blue question, discontinued Pactra Scale Flat line
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

I sprayed an AMT 18" Enterprise Pactra aero blue at least 4 decades ago, and, while it was better than bare plastic and better than white, it was very much blue.
by DeltaVee
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: TOPIC: Fillers and surface corrections.
Replies: 51
Views: 45100

OK, another Mr. Color Primer 500 question. I'm going through the 10-dollar cans briskly now that I buy cheap(ish) WSF 3D printed models that have to be primed. I heard some rumor that all they do is repackage some brand of Dupont primer in a gallon can. Is there such a thing? Does it or some equival...
by DeltaVee
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Best table surface
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Thanks, folks. Formica may be the cheapest, altho I wish I had a Restore nearby. I may look for something similar. There are some 'odd lots' and other cutout type stores where you never know what you'll find. The main requirement will be the ability to take any paints and thinners and be cleaned up....
by DeltaVee
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Best table surface
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Best table surface

What's the best, toughest, non-reactive surface for cutting, sanding, and painting? My longtime table is a classic wood drafting table with white vinyl underneath a glass sheet. I don't know of anything better but thought I'd ask I recently came into an 18-foot work table that has basically a partic...
by DeltaVee
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103893

I guess my trusty ol' MPC Falcon is about to earn its 'hunk of junk' nickname while I work out this process. Any oils' compatible flat coat recommendations anyone?
by DeltaVee
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103893

Sounds like an adventure. So I need an ACRYLIC matte coat? OR is there another option? Got any recommendations? I've been using Future and Tamiya Flat Base so long that I don't know anything else. But that uses up a lot of Flat Base in the process.
by DeltaVee
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103893

Thanks. Got it. But if it has an acrylic overcoat, does that ruin the weathering effects of the oils? I'm not just doing a wash, but as the video shows, an overall wetbrushing of turp on the surface followed by streaking and brushing thinned oils over the whole surface.
by DeltaVee
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103893

After watching FicthenFoo's Millennium Falcon weathering tutorial, I decided I wanted to try it and that the perfect test case is a 10-15 year old MPC Falcon buildup. I painted it in either MM or Floquil enamels with no overcoat. Then I come here and the first thing I read is I can't use oils. The t...
by DeltaVee
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printed Model Painting Prep?
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Gunze Mr. Resin Primer 500 works nicely. Sanding that nylon is like sanding rubber.
by DeltaVee
Sun May 17, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Deconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 21755

Well, I'm back at it, trying to take a vintage model back to its pieces. Do I recall something like brake fluid or transmission fluid working?
by DeltaVee
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Source for small quantities of CA
Replies: 8
Views: 3451

Source for small quantities of CA

Does anyone sell small quantities of CA glue in various thicknesses? As of today, I'm done with large expensive hobby shop bottles of CA. I get them for one project. By the time I'm ready to use them for the next projects, they've cured entirely solid or - worse - they're still liquid and I used the...
by DeltaVee
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya paint/thinner over decals and Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

Thanks. That's also good intel. Seems like I always read people using Tamiya metallic and figured it was fairly fine grain. It looks fine grain in the bottle. But that Alclad tip is supreme. I did the base finish in MM Light Ghost Gray. I've applied the Acreation rib and panel decals. Do I need to s...
by DeltaVee
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya paint/thinner over decals and Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

Thanks. That saved me much grief. I may try an experiment with Tamiya and Future, but it sounds like the best course is an enamel mist coat.
by DeltaVee
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya paint/thinner over decals and Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

Tamiya paint/thinner over decals and Future?

I've applied the Acreation panel decals to the Moebius Galactica and sealed with Future. Could I give the whole thing a light dusting of Tamiya metallic gray thinned with Tamiya thinner or would that do terrible things to the Future and the decals? Thanks.
by DeltaVee
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Epoxies for assembling models?
Replies: 8
Views: 5015

Very helpful and good catch. Is there anything in injection plastic, resin or vinyl models that is polypropylene or polyethylene? Says it won't work for those.
by DeltaVee
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Epoxies for assembling models?
Replies: 8
Views: 5015

Thanks very much. Sage advice. I've seen epoxy "minis" at the hobby shop that I'll likely go with. The best I'll be able to do on the Valdore is getting subassemblies together for painting and then gluing those and painting the joints in a second round. Cleaning with 409 or bleach or thinner? Should...
by DeltaVee
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Epoxies for assembling models?
Replies: 8
Views: 5015

Thank you, sir. Anyone else done well with any other brands of epoxy? I noticed some basically go back within a few days of opening and others are fine for weeks in the fridge. Not exactly much shelf life.