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by hossfly72
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!

I've seen a lot of really good model makers use artists oils to do it, but I haven't. I actually read an article somewhere online last night that suggested ordinary wood stains for it, but you have to use the "goop" in the bottom of the tin without shaking it up. I've done it successfully in 1/72 an...
by hossfly72
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: MEK-dissolved styrene filler?
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

I used Tenax with chunks of styrene dissolved in it years ago. It does work well, but one thing I found was that it works best if you use the dissolved sprue from the kit you're building as the filler. Sprues from different kits sometimes are made from a slightly different styrene recipe and might n...
by hossfly72
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Question for you enamel users out there...
Replies: 3
Views: 579

I've never used em for washes, but several articles in FSM have mentioned adding a drop or two of liquid dish soap to lower the surface tension.
by hossfly72
Tue May 31, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Practicing panel line preshading
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Have ya ever seen Doog's Blackbasing technique?
https://doogsmodels.com/2014/07/03/tech ... ck-basing/
by hossfly72
Tue May 31, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Practicing panel line preshading
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Have ya ever seen Doog's Blackbasing technique?
https://doogsmodels.com/2014/07/03/tech ... ck-basing/
by hossfly72
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Truglo fiber optic/trijicon gun site optics
Replies: 0
Views: 1711

Truglo fiber optic/trijicon gun site optics

Crossover! I was just doing some research on low light/night sites for a pistol when the thought hit me that the stuff might work for starships. I've never lit a model before and have no idea how much it costs. But some of you might enjoy checking out what's offered. Truglo sells packs of 9 inch lon...
by hossfly72
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: White paint turning yellow tip
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Back then I probably used gloss white, but I rarely use gloss paints anymore so I don't really have the problem. I was an airliner builder for a while. That amount of gloss white will make your eyes cross!
by hossfly72
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: White paint turning yellow tip
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

White paint turning yellow tip

Years ago I read a hint somewhere that suggested adding a drop or two of light blue paint to the bottle of white. Not enough to change the color, but just to get into the mix I guess. I was doing mostly camo airplanes at the time, and using acryllic, so didn't pay much attention to it. I might have ...
by hossfly72
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gold Reflective Canopies
Replies: 16
Views: 7761

I used to tint RC airplane canopies with Rit dye. Never tried yellow or gold, usually just green or red and I used black dye to get a smoked effect.