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by JimPV
Wed May 17, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Slush Casting-- Has Anyone Tried it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

If the object your casting has several distinct sides, you could always pour in some resin, lay it on a side, let that cure and then repeat for each side. This will allow you to cast it hollow and still contol the thickness to some extent.
by JimPV
Mon May 08, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: How do you pressure cast?
Replies: 39
Views: 11066

Is this the method the big resin companies (True Details for example) use? I actually had no idea casting was this involved. All this time I thought it was just simply pour and wait for it to harden. You certainly can "just pour and wait for it to harden". But you always run the risk of air bubbles...
by JimPV
Sun May 07, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: How do you pressure cast?
Replies: 39
Views: 11066

I have a vacuum "desiccator" (chamber) from Scienceware: http://www.bestlabdeals.com/Vacuum_Desiccators_s/457.htm One just went on eBay for under $10: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7613459432&category=26237&fkxs=1 Get one of these, a venturi pump, and a compressor with a decent ...
by JimPV
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrushing Apple Barrel
Replies: 28
Views: 10131

I was wrong. Delta are made in California and the Apple Barrel paints are made somewhere down south. Georgia, to be specific; by Plaid Enterprises. The co. I work for! :wink: Cool! Have you tried airbrushing them after mixing colors? Oh, I've never actually used the stuff...! :lol: Not to bite the ...
by JimPV
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Filters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Thanks, I was just wondering this. But I'm a bachelor and now have to withstand the funny looks at the store when I go buy a pair of pantyhose. :P Might as well pick up some clear nail polish while you're there, and some emory boards. As long as they're going to look at you funny, blow them a kiss ...
by JimPV
Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrushing Apple Barrel
Replies: 28
Views: 10131

Lt. Z0mBe wrote:I was wrong. Delta are made in California and the Apple Barrel paints are made somewhere down south.
Georgia, to be specific; by Plaid Enterprises. The co. I work for! :wink:
by JimPV
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: harborfreight venturi pump for vacuming rubber
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Venturi pumps are the way to go. You don't have the expense of a dedicated vacuum pump, but all the benefits. Just hook up your compressor airline and away you go! Yeah, I have a venturi pump, too (though not this one) and it works terrific. Just be sure the container you're de-airing your rubber i...
by JimPV
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Matt Spray
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

What's a "tac rag" and where do I get one?
by JimPV
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Filters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Jonas Calhoun wrote:But my wife gets mad at me when she puts them on and they have different colors running through them...
:lol:

Thanks, I was just wondering this. But I'm a bachelor and now have to withstand the funny looks at the store when I go buy a pair of pantyhose. :P
by JimPV
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Removal.
Replies: 116
Views: 93003

An update, I took the test minis out of the simple green after about 3 days and in about 10 minutes had removed most of the paint off of them both with an old toothbrush. I've chucked them back in to get to the paint left in the recessed areas but it looks like this will be the way to go. Yep, I've...
by JimPV
Tue May 03, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Do you need ventilation when using an air brush?
Replies: 28
Views: 9943

Just because it says non-toxic on the bottle doesn't mean it won't do you harm. Inhaled acrylics are just as bad or worse for your lungs as enamels or lacquers. Absolutely! Even it's completely non-toxic, you're still spraying (basically) a liquid plastic/vinyl substance that you will inhale. At le...
by JimPV
Mon May 02, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sealing Plaster
Replies: 15
Views: 9431

I have never done this myself, but several craft books have recommended sealing plaster with shellac. It can be thinned down as much as you want... I've done this, it works fantasticly! It's not so much a barrier coat though, as much as something you do to eliminate the porousness of the plaster (o...
by JimPV
Mon May 02, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sculpting your own creature- a good tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

:shock: Holy smokes, thanks for posting that link. The best sculpting article I've ever seen. Now all I need is (a lot) more talent...!
by JimPV
Tue Jul 06, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Colors. Types of paint
Replies: 180
Views: 109009

As macfrank posted below in the "Model Master Acrylics - thinning and mud" thread below: MM Acryl can be safely thinned with denatured alcohol - this is not Isopropyl alcohol. It's rather Ethanol with some extra special crap in it to make it undrinkable. Works great with both Tamiya & Acryl. I can c...
by JimPV
Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 106447

You will need to have a non-common layer (to do an oil wash over an enamel base). For example, if you're using enamels, seal them with lacquer or acrylic. Otherwise, if you wash with oils - cut in paint thinner or turps, you will remove base coat or damage it. Well, you were right! I let the enamel...
by JimPV
Sun May 09, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 106447

^ ^ Hmmmmm, I was afraid of that. Thing is, I don't want to destroy the metallic-ness of the enamel with a clear coat. I guess I could do a laquer wash, huh? How 'bout an acrylic wash? The thing about the latter is I really want it to be durable, again without having to seal it. Thanks for the feedb...
by JimPV
Sat May 08, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 106447

Here's a question: can I do an oil wash over an enamel base (Model Master "Bright Brass" enamel to be specific)?

I'm gonna' let the base dry for a week or so to make sure it's good and cured (and even then I know I gotta' be careful with the oil wash).