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by wowyz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: cheap plastics or balaswood
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: cheap plastics or balaswood

Gong to add my Mustard.

1.) Sandwich foam board between 2 thin layers of plastic sheeting/balsa pieces, you can still add ribs by dividing the foam board.

Might not be the cheapest, but I think it is a very flexible solution. Of course depends on your budget, etc.
by wowyz
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Safe acrylic paints for Bandai models?

GSI/Creo aka Gunze/Mr Hobby as the kit Instructions refer to them.

Easy rule Tamiya kit = Tamiya paints.
Other Japanese kits usually give colours in Gunze & MR Hobby ranges?

Of course there are other ranges available in Japan: Gaianotes, Citadel, Vallejo, etc
by wowyz
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Wireless LED & Base.
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Wireless LED & Base.

Hi. Not sure if this has been mentioned. There is now a display base available that can power wireless LED. Saw an example today and grabbed a Flier. LED are 4.5mm * 4.5mm and come in sets of 10(Corlours: White, Red, Blue, Green, Amber, Pink. Purple). Base powers a 'Cube' 30cm*30cm*30cm Still pricey...
by wowyz
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Corrugated conduit to hide wires
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Corrugated conduit to hide wires

Another option is using mesh pipes as are used on car and motorbike models for hydraulic lines. Of course wires need to be thin to fit inside.
by wowyz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to weather question
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: How to weather question

Weathering is tough to get right.
I see many people that over-weather their kits, exagerated panel lines, etc.

Most common techniques are washes and dry-brushing, both should be applied sparingly and build up in layers.

Hth.
by wowyz
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Drilling Really Tiny Holes?
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: Drilling Really Tiny Holes?

I got a wave pen style router, small, light and smooth speed dial.
This one: https://hlj.com/product/WAVHT-190

But prefer a pinvise as I go down to 0.1mm bits (look at it wrong and it breaks).

Great advise above. go slowly, few holes at a time.
by wowyz
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Drilling Really Tiny Holes?
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: Drilling Really Tiny Holes?

Use a pinvise with lots of small drill-bits(snap easily).

Add fiber optics from an LED.
by wowyz
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Russian spammers
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Russian spammers

Most likely spambots no actual human doing those posts.
by wowyz
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: conductive paint?
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: conductive paint?

I have used Busch(German MRR) on a fighter plane.

Mixed results. Only tried it once.
by wowyz
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2908

Re: Wonderfest Winners

Thx.

All look good.
by wowyz
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2908

Re: Wonderfest Winners

Any pics to go with the awards?

Many didn't attend and slogging through the WF pics to find each one ...
by wowyz
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Contest Challenge
Replies: 65
Views: 5801

Re: Contest Challenge

How did the Challenge work out?
by wowyz
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: First Model Diorama
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: First Model Diorama

Start with sketches from various views, angles.

For layout, placements again use figures, etc on a piece of paper to mark.

Rest depends.
by wowyz
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Tamiya acrylics and using a gloss coat

Tamiya makes matte, semigloss and gloss topcoats when in doubt.

General rule avoid hot coats( top, paint) over less volatile ones and always give a few days to let current coat/ paint dry 100%.
by wowyz
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A most unepected greeblie source
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A most unepected greeblie source

Many variseties available. I think on lsst visit I saw the mentioned tealights at Village Vsnguard.
by wowyz
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A most unepected greeblie source
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A most unepected greeblie source

:x Directed at me?

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by wowyz
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A most unepected greeblie source
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A most unepected greeblie source

Thx.

Know those but usually used at graves here. Battery powered are also available now.

Use battery ones with my buddhist shrine. Lilke a real candle but 2 short batteries inside,.

Push down on top top to switch on/off.
by wowyz
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A most unepected greeblie source
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A most unepected greeblie source

What is a tealight? Battery candle?