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by Tony Agustin
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What's the best tube plastic cement?
Replies: 9
Views: 5246

I haven't used Testors tube cement for years since they came out with this wonderful bottle/applicator:
http://www.testors.com/product/136635/3 ... ement_1_Oz.

If I need a thicker type of cement, that is what I use.
by Tony Agustin
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Ralph McQuarrie Y-Wing
Replies: 5
Views: 3550

I forgot also that YEAH I would love to have a replica of that early Y-Wing version too. :D
by Tony Agustin
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Ralph McQuarrie Y-Wing
Replies: 5
Views: 3550

Actually that design was done by Colin Cantwell who did the original concept models. Mcquarrie used Cantwells Y-Wing mock-up as reference for his paintings.
by Tony Agustin
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Clyde "En'til'Zog" Jones has passed away
Replies: 28
Views: 13989

Here's one of the shots I know I have. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-or/2351575734/in/set-72157604192488450/ Yes, Zog did work on the original Star Trek series making props, at least for the pilots. Some of his work is at the Smithsonian. Wow he looks almost exactly how I pictured him in my mind...
by Tony Agustin
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Clyde "En'til'Zog" Jones has passed away
Replies: 28
Views: 13989

I probably communicated with Clyde a few times thru e-mail during the clubs J-57 build days. Funny I never met him personally nor do I know what he even looks like but 'Zog' was often mentioned during club meetings. BTW I'm not sure if I'm remembering this right but was Clyde actually an electrician...
by Tony Agustin
Sun May 27, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Who collects stuff for scratch building?
Replies: 356
Views: 212455

Before the digital camera era exploded on the scene and killed 35mm film, I managed to obtain a huge box of used 35mm disposable cameras. The wealth of detail parts I found in those cameras was amazing. If you happen upon some don't throw them out. Just make sure to discharge the capacitor that feed...
by Tony Agustin
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Gentle Peoples....I seek inspiration!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 11666

Usually I get the best ideas when I'm not intentionally seeking them. Usually a good long quiet walk will shake out those miraculous visions hiding in your head.
by Tony Agustin
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Which is better? Pen vice or dremal?
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Depending on the job you'll find that having both are good. I just ran into a situation where I had to use both. Pin vise for starting up a hole using a small diameter bit and the Dremel for finishing it up.
by Tony Agustin
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Dremel 100
Replies: 12
Views: 4481

Re: Dremel 100

I'd recommend getting a Dremel Stylus. It's smaller and not awkard to handle: http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=1100 I went for years using the big corded Dremels and found that this little cordless Stylus (which I bought on an experimental whim) has pretty much displaced ...
by Tony Agustin
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Dremel 100
Replies: 12
Views: 4481

Re: Dremel 100

Is anyone using a Dremel 100 for any aspect of their build? I have a chance to pick one up, but if it is pointless to have, no sense in getting it. I'd recommend getting a Dremel Stylus. It's smaller and not awkard to handle: http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=1100 I went f...
by Tony Agustin
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Dremel 100
Replies: 12
Views: 4481

It's only 1 speed? Forget it. No wonder it's on clearance.
by Tony Agustin
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Dremel Tip for Cutting Steel/Aluminum?
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

by Tony Agustin
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: How do I make a pole stand?
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Viagra?
by Tony Agustin
Fri May 20, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin Kit Adding Lights?
Replies: 10
Views: 4103

If you already have a lighting kit you gotta plan ahead as to where you want ot hide the wiring or put in LEDS or fiber optics. Ramsayman is correct, you are gonna have to do a lot of drilling and carving out with a Dremel. If you don't have one...get one.
by Tony Agustin
Thu May 19, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Making Staright/Neat Panel lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 8752

....You really don't need the fancy scribing tools, unless that is what you desire to have... Scott I've bought my share of the fancy scribing tools and from experience found them to be basically a pain in the ass to use. Finicky little tools they are. I'm always ending up going back to the old bac...
by Tony Agustin
Thu May 19, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17886

How about getting 3-4 of those smallscale waterline battleship kits and just raid them for the small parts. You can then make a gang mold of the choice parts and make multiple castings for your project.
by Tony Agustin
Thu May 19, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17886

What sort of kit are you trying to add detail too? Because that's important to know on the 'type' of detail you want to throw onto it.

The cheapest way I can think of is to buy lots of Evergreen/Plastruct styrene structural details and just start chopping.
by Tony Agustin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Shading possible with rattlecans?
Replies: 11
Views: 3319

Your aren't gonna get that same effect or paint control with a rattle-can because if you 'could' everyone would be doing it and airbrushes wouldn't exist anymore.
Learn the malarky.
by Tony Agustin
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cheapest Wash
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

I guess you need to define '...don't have a lot to spend'.
by Tony Agustin
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: A good vise for holding bottles?
Replies: 15
Views: 4182

I know someone from the Robot Mafia might need a job:
http://slurmed.com/fanart/leelas-loyal- ... -slave.png
by Tony Agustin
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Simulating chalk markings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Prismacolor pencils or better yet those blocky pastel sticks.
by Tony Agustin
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: how do you remove superglue frost?
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

I've never heard of any cure for that except for re-painting the area. That's the closest 'friendliest' cure I know of. I don't know.
by Tony Agustin
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cracks in my paint!
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

Either your primer is crap and you aren't letting it cure fully. Or there is too much moisture in the air and it has settled on the primed surface.
by Tony Agustin
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Who's got the best lighting kits?
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

The only lighting kit I ever bought was from Hyperdyne Labs for my studio scale X-Wing. It was simple and straight forward and I wasn't frightened at all about installing it. I haven't tried any of the other lighting kits that are out there but I would like too. The thing is they have to be 'simple'...
by Tony Agustin
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A little X wing inspiration
Replies: 17
Views: 7558

Now that's what I'm talking about! Nice!
by Tony Agustin
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Primer poll?
Replies: 17
Views: 6705

My preference is Plasticote Primer (gray/black/ruddy brown for vehicles) (white for figures). I also use Mr. Surfacer 500 for spot filling seams and other imperfections on the surface.
by Tony Agustin
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Custom decals not lying down
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

I wonder if the Krylon semi-gloss itself is causing the problem. How thick are you spraying that stuff? Are you using an airbrush or just the can? If just using the can than you might be spraying that stuff on too thick. You might get by with an airbrush with thin coats. However it's also quite poss...
by Tony Agustin
Thu May 20, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Greebilizing...
Replies: 47
Views: 25863

Jon I wish I could 'articulate' into words of how to 'greebly-ize' but I can't. I could say it's all about being extremely random and avoiding patterns. It's sometimes hard to do but if you catch yourself doing it 'Don't Decorate'. Here's a link to the Nostromo restoration to maybe help a little. ht...
by Tony Agustin
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: removing paint w/o hurting model
Replies: 9
Views: 2769

I prefer the 'EasyOff' way. Just dump the parts to be stripped inside a 2 gallon Ziplock bag and carefully spray them. Make sure the place is ventilated. Just zip the bag up and let it sit for 20 min or so.
by Tony Agustin
Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Airbrush booth
Replies: 6
Views: 4173

Ziz wrote:http://www.zizolfo.com/models/booth.html

My own design. Easy, cheap and uses commonly available parts. Feel free to tweak it to your own needs. One person around her - Phil Conner, I think - built it with a clear tub to allow more light in.
Nice!