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by Jonas Calhoun
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iwata NEO and Lacquers
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Iwata NEO and Lacquers

That's the key--just clean it well afterward, and don't soak it. You'll be fine.
by Jonas Calhoun
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

That was one of the things about the upgrade--after the upgrade and a few tweaks, all that it takes to move to a new server is physically moving files. So it didn't actually take that long, and wasn't all that hard, but without a good database backup...well, you saw what happened.
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: WE HAVE MOVED
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Re: WE HAVE MOVED

Back-up is so easy Tell me about it. I was using their automated tools this last week to get DB snapshots, at least when the DB was up enough I could. Last one I had from their tools was Thursday. I'm kinda a belt-and-suspenders kind of guy when it comes to data, so I used the boards tools to make ...
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

And it looks like we are going to do this again in a week or so. ISP is giving us fits...
by Jonas Calhoun
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Thank goodness you're back...
Replies: 17
Views: 2307

Re: Thank goodness you're back...

The ISP crashed. Not much we can do about it but move the site to somewhere a little more reliable. And the wheels are turning on that as well.


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by Jonas Calhoun
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Fewer posts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: Fewer posts?

WonderFest.


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by Jonas Calhoun
Fri May 26, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 6603

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Patrik wrote:will inline images be stored on SSM server (optionally?)?
I wouldn't count on that.

Dan


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by Jonas Calhoun
Wed May 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 6603

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Spam is a problem after this upgrade--the Captchas have all been broken. I changed it to a Q&A, I'm hoping this helps a bit. There's a lot of spam controls we can enable with this new software, it's just going to take some time to go through them all and find the combo that'll give us the biggest ba...
by Jonas Calhoun
Tue May 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Heads up: Parking AGAIN
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: Heads up: Parking AGAIN

HI all, This will be my first Wonderfest show but I'm bringing in a large number of CoMMiES in my RV. We will be arriving Thursday night. It's a small RV at only 21 feet and I can almost fit it in one slot if I have a grasssy area for the back end to overhang. Does anyone else bring an RV and if yo...
by Jonas Calhoun
Sun May 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Comic style color scheme help.
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Comic style color scheme help.

So I'm going to try and paint a mech in a comic book style scheme. You know, the one that makes a 3D model look 2D. Something like this: http://kotaku.com/i-cant-believe-this-isnt-a-manga-drawing-1702763727 . Anyway, I'm not skilled enough to do it to this level, but I want to see what I can do. So ...
by Jonas Calhoun
Thu May 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 6603

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

I think the previous settings had external links opening a new tab, now links leave the board I guess I'll have to remember to right click "Open in a new tab" I think they always did that for me--I got in the habit of binding my middle mouse button to "open in new tab", and use that for clicking on...
by Jonas Calhoun
Tue May 16, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

zysurge wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 10:26 am
Does the above mean that SSM now supports Tapatalk?
You are correct sir!

Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Tue May 16, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

So, Did we get an answer, pics or no pics?? Will I'm going to defer to OneZero. He's still playing with the new admin tools. As far as the right side stuff, the next step with the new software is to add extensions and themes so each user can customize to their little heart's content. Dan Sent from ...
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

95,000 PM's needed to be upgraded.... You dropped a 1. 190,000 PMs. I was impressed too. And images...that's not so much a disk space but a display and usage thing. What happens is we have people then posting 30 pictures of their build, and then people endlessly quoting it. Maybe this time it's dif...
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Andy_USA wrote:After looking around I am missing two things, the link to the homepage and the link to the store: forgotten, later, or gone forever?
Later. Graphics are coming too.


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by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 15, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Thanks Rob. I even started this on Mother's Day! Banged out the 1's and 0's with rocks all by myself! And I have the blisters to prove it! (Seriously, I did this like 5 times in the lab, nothing broke--smooth sailing--had it down to a few hours. Then faced with reality and bytes went flying everywhe...
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 15, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Indexes are being rebuilt...that's going to take some time. Ignore that kind of stuff for now...It's the hard errors I'm concerned about.

Thanks,
Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 15, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Who is going?
Replies: 60
Views: 6120

Re: Who is going?

It's not in the cards this year for me or Jess. Next year though!

Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

And if you can read this, we are back from the wormhole!
by Jonas Calhoun
Sun May 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

Life got in the way yesterday. I'm going to upgrade it this evening.

Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Fri May 12, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10299

I've done it a couple times in my lab with a copy of the database, and it went relatively smoothly. Didn't lose any data either. Hopefully the boards won't be off for too long.
by Jonas Calhoun
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: Sound off as you get home safely . . . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 4447

We made it back Monday afternoon. I want to thank everyone for making Jess's first WonderFest so memorable!
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 19, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: HELP, Please; a compressor WATER TRAP question!
Replies: 8
Views: 4460

Mine was etched on the bowl. Maybe post a link from the lowes site?
by Jonas Calhoun
Tue May 31, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrushing and spray booths
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

The things to worry about aren't necessarily the paints, but the solvents (thinners and cleaners) that you'll be spraying....at least wear a mask. A booth isn't very expensive, and really, aren't your lungs worth it? (Oh, and personally, I wouldn't vent to the dryer either...I wouldn't want the part...
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon May 30, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrushing and spray booths
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

I've only heard anecdotal evidence of a spray booth explosion with hobby paints--one story that I haven't been able to verify. I's not out of the realm of impossibility, although I think it's pretty low. That said, I bought myself a booth that has a squirrel cage fan on it, so the motor is not in th...
by Jonas Calhoun
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: artist's oils for washes and such - question!
Replies: 30
Views: 7174

Dye-based inks? Don't you have a problem with lightfastness?

Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Model Expo airbrush booth
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

It's gotta have an exhaust somewhere, doesn't it? Feed that into a 5 gallon bucket with charcoal filters stuffed inside and exhaust holes cut into it...

Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: need info on ambroid liquid TUBE glue.
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

It is a very good glue for stick and tissue models however...

Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Salt technique questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3566

One of the problems I had applying the water was that it'd bead into nice unnatural round drops.

Should I add a surfactant? I also had a water softener installed since I tried, maybe that will help...

Dan
by Jonas Calhoun
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What's the strongest non-toxic glue for styrene?
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

There's odor free CA, a bit pricey, but it works if you are sensitive.

Another vote for the Micro Weld though--my daughter uses it. The longer working time is a bonus for her, although it also means more time to get a fingerprint put in.

Dan