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by aussie cylon
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: using "bluestuff" for first time

Yes, I have waited for the first half to completely harden before putting the second half over it. But I think the problem is, I'm putting it on way too thick.
by aussie cylon
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: using "bluestuff" for first time

If you are ensconcing a part into a big wad and then trying to cut it open, then it is just not going to work. Ummm, yep, that's what I've been doing. I'm trying to cast up some rocket thrusters, so I'm filling in the inside empty section with the bluestuff, then when it sets, I put more bluestuff ...
by aussie cylon
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Extracting paint from a spray can
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Extracting paint from a spray can

Or you can try placing the can and a sharp screwdriver in a sturdy clear plastic bag and pierce it using a sharp blow from a hammer. If there's no pressure, you can simply empty the paint into a container. If there is pressure, at least the paint explodes inside the bag and not all over you. You can...
by aussie cylon
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: using "bluestuff" for first time

OK, I tried the bluestuff, and it was a total failure. Not just once, not even twice. I reckon I tried about 4 or 5 times before giving up. The problem is its too hard when it sets, so I couldn't even cut it with a new blade. For a simple one part mold, it would work great, but not for a two part. I...
by aussie cylon
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: using "bluestuff" for first time
Replies: 7
Views: 755

using "bluestuff" for first time

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone here has used "bluestuff" by Greenstuff World? I have bought an 8 piece pack along with their Greenstuff Putty. Watched their own "how to" videos on their website, but they use Milliput instead of their own putty :? Just wondering if anyone here has used this product...
by aussie cylon
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to weather question
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: How to weather question

Go on youtube. There are literally hundreds of "how to" tutorials on model building. They show you how to do whatever your heart desires. Lots and lots of very good videos. Familiarise yourself with a technique, watch the video over and over again, practise on a piece of plastic or even better, a ch...
by aussie cylon
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??

Wow, man that looks.....terrible!! :shock: Does it say anything on the tin of cabothane what it actually is? Is it acrylic/varnish/water based/oil based etc??? When you cleaned it with windex prior to dipping, did you dry it?? Cos if any windex was still on the plastic, it would attack the cabothane...
by aussie cylon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??

I'm not sure if the cabothane will work. I have a feeling it will be easily scratched and take ages to dry. I think it works good on wood, as it gets absorbed into the wood fibres, whereas, it won't get absorbed into a plastic canopy. I think we really need something acrylic based, and I'm not sure ...
by aussie cylon
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??

Yeah, I saw that website, and chocked on the price, plus postage, about $10 bucks. Total $35bucks :shock: Hmmm, dunno if it's really worth that much :(
by aussie cylon
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??

So you're pretty much saying to stay away from Pascoe's Long Life floor polish? I think that was the only alternative we have here in Oz, so what do I do now? I only want to use it for canopies. I was going to use normal clear coat, but I've heard they tend to go yellow after a while, depending on w...
by aussie cylon
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??

So when you airbrushed it, did you use it for clear parts such as canopies? Or as a clear coat over paint?? I just want to use it for clear parts.
by aussie cylon
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Future/Pledge in Australia?? Pascoe's Long Life floor polish??

Here in Australia, I've come across "Pascoe's Long Life self shining floor polish". I have seen it mentioned on the internet that it is a reasonable product in the absence of Future/Pledge. Has anyone here used it? I have seen a couple of youtube videos saying it's good stuff. I haven't used it yet,...
by aussie cylon
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Future packaging?
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: New Future packaging?

Here in Australia, I've come across"Pascoe's Long Life self shining floor polish". I have seen it mentioned on the internet that it is a reasonable product in the absence of Pledge. Has anyone here used it? I have seen a couple of youtube videos saying it's good stuff. I haven't used it yet, but wan...
by aussie cylon
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Future packaging?
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: New Future packaging?

If you posted something 10 years ago, it's probably disappeared. All my posts older than a few months have all gone. I think its something to do with the server outages that occurred a few months ago. That's too bad.
by aussie cylon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Future packaging?
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: New Future packaging?

Pledge's parent brand, bought the future name, and formula, from my understanding. Although it's distributed under the pledge name, the formula hasn't changed. In the US, yes. Overseas, it ranges from "unchanged" in the U.K. to "whatever formula is used by the manufacturer licensing the Pledge/Futu...
by aussie cylon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Black/blue paint

That's exactly what I was thinking. I've used Tamiya paints and experimented with: a: gloss black basecoat with clear blue topcoat b: metallic blue basecoat with smoke topcoat c: clear blue basecoat with smoke topcoat d: smoke basecoat with clear blue topcoat Surprisingly, they all turned out quite ...
by aussie cylon
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Black/blue paint

I've read somewhere that the car was actually black with a blue tinge to it when the light hits it at certain angles. Although I don't seem to remember any blue in the film, well, basically because it was always night time. So I can get away with it being plain black, like everyone else's model, but...
by aussie cylon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Black/blue paint

I just found this on the internet: https://www.usagundamstore.com/products/alc-710-1oz-bottle-candy-cobalt-blue-enamel So I'm thinking, if I spray this over a black basecoat, I should end up with a really cool effect?? What's the difference between transparent paint, such as Tamiya Clear Blue and ca...
by aussie cylon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Black/blue paint

Kylwell, I think you might be onto something there. \:D/
I'll look into it. Thanks
by aussie cylon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Black/blue paint

OK, thanks for all the tips and suggestions guys. After trolling the internet and spending hours researching and reading different sites etc, I have come to this conclusion. I really wanted a colour changing "Chameleon" paint, but I couldn't find a black-blue one. They have all sorts of other colour...
by aussie cylon
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Black/blue paint

Thanks for the tips guys, I like the Tamiya transparent blue idea.Might try that. It's actually the Keaton Batmobile that I want to paint. So I want it to be black, but sorta blue at the same time. I've read somewhere that's how it actually was. I've looked at automotive chameleon colour change pain...
by aussie cylon
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Black/blue paint

Hi all, I want to paint something black, however, I want it to have a blue tinge to it when it catches the light. I've trolled the internet and can't find anything useful. Are there any paints out there that are readily available? If not, is there a technique to use, such as maybe spraying a light c...
by aussie cylon
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

You beat me to it. I was about to edit my last post. I'm now thinking of using that "blue stuff" to make a mold of the head and as you just said, I wouldn't have any issues. That saves me from destroying my Uncle Martin and I can cast several heads to glue onto different bodies for several different...
by aussie cylon
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Thanks for that Naoto, it's a real eye opener.
by aussie cylon
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

I'm pretty sure it's vinyl. It's actually the Uncle Martin figure that comes with the "My Favorite Martian" kit by Pegasus. All the info on this kit point to it being a vinyl figure. I'm planning on chopping off his head, and glueing it to one of the Tamiya Rally Mechanics bodies. I've ordered the T...
by aussie cylon
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Thanks for that Liberator. I'll check it out tonight. I'm pretty sure I've seen a gel type super glue that is specifically used for dissimilar plastics at Bunnings.
by aussie cylon
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Thanks for that. I'm pretty sure that we have a "Selleys" brand of thick gel type of CA glue here that I've seen at Bunnings. I'll have a look tonight.
by aussie cylon
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Thanks for the tips guys. I like the aves idea, but that stuff is either not available, or very hard to find here in Australia. I think I saw it once in a haberdashery shop and it was pretty expensive, by memory. Same for gorilla glue. I've heard of it on the forums, but once again, never seen it he...
by aussie cylon
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Hi guys, I'm about to chop off the head of a vinyl figure and stick it onto a styrene body. I've never done this before, so my question is, which glue do I use? And how strong will the bond be?
by aussie cylon
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: super realistic chrome
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: super realistic chrome

Thanks for the heads up. Been looking for a chrome finish, but most end up looking silvery, not chromey. (Talking about markers here, not spray) Will get some and see. Thanks