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by DeltaVee
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spraying Tamiya Flat
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Spraying Tamiya Flat

Now that you mention it , I think I recall something like that. But it always seems to take more.
by DeltaVee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spraying Tamiya Flat
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Spraying Tamiya Flat

Thanks. I thought it was meant to be thinned and sprayed like any paint color.
by DeltaVee
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Spraying Tamiya Flat
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Spraying Tamiya Flat

Does anyone spray Tamiya flat with just Tamiya thinner? Details please - techniques, results, tips, warnings? I've been spraying Tamiya Flat thinned with Future for a few years now and it never fails to provide a consistent perfect finish. But it takes like half the jar of flat to null out all that ...
by DeltaVee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132174

Re: The Abbey of Aves

Nothing on the package beyond the preparation and warnings. A google search yields 'lacquer thinner and acetone." I will try the former and hope that doesn't harm the resin or the JB Weld.
by DeltaVee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132174

Re: The Abbey of Aves

So now I have a package of J-B Weld Plastic Bonder ("World's Strongest Bond") Sets in 15 minutes. I'd appreciate any tips for removing anything that oozes out of the seam or has to be sanded. Is there a solvent that wipes it away cleanly without harming the kit resin? Other advice?
by DeltaVee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132174

Re: The Abbey of Aves

Thanks. Yes, I've done crazy stuff with Aves, sculpted completely missing detail on a spaceship, etc. but never relied on it as a load-bearing adhesive.
by DeltaVee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132174

Re: The Abbey of Aves

Some help with a crisis of faith and too impatient to scroll through 11 pages:
I've got 2 resin fuselage halves that will have to hold up a total wingspan of 8-10 inches of resin wings. CA or Aves? If Aves, sandpaper rough surface or dinged with a Dremel?
by DeltaVee
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Extracting paint from a spray can
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Extracting paint from a spray can

I took the best advice and went and got another can. Some day when I have more time and feel luckier, I'll try puncturing the can somehow. Thanks.
by DeltaVee
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?

Thanks, SpaceRanger,
And what do you use as a primer before using enamels? I'm resigned to having to use a primer, so I'm looking now for a good Bandai-plastic compatible primer.
by DeltaVee
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?

Thanks! I've used Tamiya acrylics and Gunze acryclics and I'm comfy with them and llove hoow Tamiya sprays through my airbrush and goes down and seems to stick well. So a primer/barrier of those and then I'm safe to airbrush my final colors with Floquil enamels?

Is Model Master Acryl an option?
by DeltaVee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?

I understand you can't use enamels, lacquers, oils, or even alcohol thinned paints on the Bandai Star Wars kits. What does that leave me - water-based acrylics? Can someone suggest a good acrylic base coat or maybe a couple of options that can be sprayed through an airbrush and will allow me to spra...
by DeltaVee
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Weathering aluminum foil?
Replies: 4
Views: 446

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: 8
Views: 839

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: 397

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: 446

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: 124939

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: 12121

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: 11408

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: 1017

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: 1029

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: 109139

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: 106559

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: 1220

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: 1220

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: 1684

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: 46031

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: 3243

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: 3243

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: 106559

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: 106559

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.