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by DarKev
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!

Hello I've got an old ELFIN Soft Vinyl Mecha Model and I was wondering what should I do to give it some weight and/or strength. I've got plans to add some movable joints because I don't want this thing to be a statue . I was thinking of either foam (hopefully one that will not expand too much), epox...
by DarKev
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Old Imai Mecha Kit Painting Help Needed!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Old Imai Mecha Kit Painting Help Needed!!!

Hello Folks I have a couple of the "OLD" Mospeada 1/72 Scale kits molded in color (Red and Green) in the stash and I need some suggestions to get these two to their proper colors of "white" with red and green parts and panels!!! I'm up in the air over using Tamiya Fine - White Primer, Gray Primer or...
by DarKev
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need help in duplicating wood finish!!
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Need help in duplicating wood finish!!

Hello Folks The next kit on the bench is going to be the Battlestar Galactica S-01 Blaster as seen in this picture; http://www.weaponreplica.com/prop-replica/battlestar-galactica-season-1-colonial-blaster-prop-replica/ The kit is completely molded in Black Resin and wel I have never duplicated a woo...
by DarKev
Thu May 11, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in fixing resin prop grip!!
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Thanks for the Info GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! However. sadly :( I drilled the Screw and Medallion Details out already. By the way does anyone know where one could pick up S and W revolver medallions of the same size??? DarKev I don't think that's a casting defect you are trying to fix, rather that it's...
by DarKev
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: WTB Miniature and Simple Rotary Switch!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 417

WTB Miniature and Simple Rotary Switch!!!

Hello Folks I'm looking for a "SIMPLE" and "SMALL" Rotary DC Switch for a project I have been working on. The switch should only have two (or perhaps three) power options "On" and "OFF". If a switch with three positions is the only type available and it still is "small" (about the size of a quarter ...
by DarKev
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in finding epoxy to fix a cold cast prop!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Thank You ALL for suggestions, GREATLY Appreciated!!!

DarKev
by DarKev
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in finding epoxy to fix a cold cast prop!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 604

I would try the superglue trick but the gaps vary in width too much, so I thought I need something thicker. I am also not worried about matching I'm painting the thing anyways. I am just worried about the putty sticking to the piece.
by DarKev
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in finding epoxy to fix a cold cast prop!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Help needed in finding epoxy to fix a cold cast prop!!!

Hello Folks I trying to fix some mold issues in a COLD CAST METAL Prop The thing is split into two halves and even with sanding (a ton of sanding) there are still gaps. I was thinking of just simple epoxy putty but given the cold cast aspect of the piece I was wondering if there is something differe...
by DarKev
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in fixing resin prop grip!!
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Thanks Kenny Greatly Appreciated!!!

DarKev
by DarKev
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in fixing resin prop grip!!
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Hey Rocketeer That is ONE OF THE MOST Cost Effective, Simple and Extremely Clever ideas I have ever heard of!!! I would have NEVER thought of that!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! DarKev Sometimes a "texture stamp" is useful for this sort of thing. Take a blob of Aves or Millipuy, wait until it's about half h...
by DarKev
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in fixing resin prop grip!!
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Help needed in fixing resin prop grip!!

Hello Folks Alright I have a bit of an issue. I purchased a BSG S-01 prop a while back and well after some false starts I'm sitting down to make the pistol. Of course the thing had some flaws and one of the most obvious is the grips; specifically there is almost no distance between the molded in det...
by DarKev
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Citadel Dry Paint, a perfect match to a color I need.. BUT!!
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Citadel Dry Paint, a perfect match to a color I need.. BUT!!

Hello Folks Okay I was searching for a color in the paint racks of my LHS and well surprisingly Citadel has the color I'm looking for "BUT"it is in their "DRY" line of game (Miniature RPG I assume) colors!!! Since I was hoping to airbrush on the color I want for this "Anime" model kit I was wonderin...
by DarKev
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin Kit has missing sections need help fixing problem!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Resin Kit has missing sections need help fixing problem!!

Hello I have a resin conversion kit that converts a Gundam MG Dom to a Rick Dom II. A couple of detail parts have sections missing that I can recreate with plastic sheet/stock. I know I can bond the parts together with "super glue" but I was wondering what I would use to putty and sand out the imper...
by DarKev
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Babylon 5, Wing Commander Models (3D Printing)
Replies: 12
Views: 13293

Hello Klavs

Now those look GREAT!!! Really Really Like that Scimitar Fighter!!! I loved Wing Commander back in the day and that was my "favorite" fighter!!! Nice to see her off the screen!!!

Smiles

DarKev
by DarKev
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Any alternatives to Strip-a-kit "old" / "dry
Replies: 11
Views: 4651

Hello Saturn Got the gloves at the same time as the Super Clean, thanks for the tip. Well the parts have soaked since Saturday and well whoever painted this thing must have painted each part "MULTIPLE" times with that brush. About 60 percent of the paint is gone but what is still there is rather thi...
by DarKev
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Any alternatives to Strip-a-kit "old" / "dry
Replies: 11
Views: 4651

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, they were greatly appreciated. The kit I'm trying to strip is a 1/100 scale Macross Regult Pod. Whoever had it used a brush to paint the parts while they were on the part trees, why I do not know!!! I tired simple green but it's not working as fast (soaked fo...
by DarKev
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Any alternatives to Strip-a-kit "old" / "dry
Replies: 11
Views: 4651

Any alternatives to Strip-a-kit "old" / "dry

Hello Folks Some years back there used to be a product called Strip-a-Kit that worked wonders (put it on, wait a few minutes and wash it off with water and you had a clean kit) on getting old dry paint Enamels or Acrylics off of kits without damaging the plastic. I just found out that it has stopped...
by DarKev
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Firefly Mal's Pistol Knurled Screw Sources??
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Hello Folks Well after a whole lot of internet work I found a set of Knurled Nuts that are perfect (Shape, Size and Pattern) for my kit of Mal's Pistol. The one thing is that the source hand turned them for me. I found the guy on EBay (I will not post the link.) and he was really willing to create e...
by DarKev
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Firefly Mal's Pistol Knurled Screw Sources??
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Firefly Mal's Pistol Knurled Screw Sources??

Hello Folks I'm looking for a source for the Knurled Screws that is on Mal's Pistol from Firefly and Serenity for a project I would like to start working on!!!!!! I have searched all over and the closest I have found is has a head diameter of approximately 3/8" but is not the 1/4" head height I am l...
by DarKev
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Firefly Mal's Gun(resin), Painting Help Needed!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Firefly Mal's Gun(resin), Painting Help Needed!!

Hello Folks Well it took me a bit of time but I finally found a source for a "good' resin kit of Mal's Pistol from Firefly. Before I begin the thing (and it will probably be a while) I was wondering if someone has a source of information on or experiece with painting resin gun models. I have never b...
by DarKev
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47752

Hello Folks Given what I have read on this thread I would like to pose the following question. In the 50's "War of the Worlds Movie" would the Martian War Machine be considered a Hover Tank or a Walking Vehicle. The things looked like they "Hovered" but I do recall (I don't have the movie handy or I...
by DarKev
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 67192

Hello All There is a RPG Game System called Heavy Gear (produced by Dream Pod 9 DP-9) that has a few rather interesting Hover Tank designs. Some here might remember the two PC games (Heavy Gear I and II) that were out in the Win95/98 era. Hover tanks were figured in HG-2 and were rather effective if...
by DarKev
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Shining Red - Help, I need a close match!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Shining Red - Help, I need a close match!!!

Hello Folks I'm about to start the MG Char's Rick Dom and one of the colors in the mixing chart is "Mr. Color - Gloss Shining Red". Now since I'm not in the position to get such I was wondering if someone could suggest a close match (hopefully in Acrylic). Thanks for any assistant I receive!!!! DarKev
by DarKev
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Red Kit...........Red Paint............PRIMER??????
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Hi Spaceduck I guess that RLM 23 looked a little better in the bottle then any red I saw that day in the hobby shop. I have yet to put paint to plastic sooooo I don't know yet what I will get. I will try both methods (with and without primer) to see which one gives me the "lighter" tone/brilliance I...
by DarKev
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Red Kit...........Red Paint............PRIMER??????
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Red Kit...........Red Paint............PRIMER??????

Hello Folks Okay this one has been bugging me for a while. I have a 1/100 Zaku Warrior from Gundam Seed Destiny (Lunamaria Hawk's Red Version) on the list of kits to do. I eventually want to use a Testor's Acrylic RED (ROT RLM 23 (SG)) as the color but I'm unsure of what color (or brand) primer to u...
by DarKev
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need Help in Identifying a shade of green
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Need Help in Identifying a shade of green

Hello Folks I was browsing the net trying to find some new color scheme ideas for a Gelgoog Jager I have in my boxes of kits when I came across a Blue/Green Jager in the following site; http://f33.aaa.livedoor.jp/~shin/gallarykankei/passeduc/2005u/gelgoogjkanseihin.html I was wondering what shade of...
by DarKev
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Primer needed
Replies: 29
Views: 9918

Hello I have a Master Grade Gundam Char's Gelgoog (Game Color Version) and I would like to paint the Dark Brown Torso Armor parts "British Crimson". However this color over Dark Brown really doesn't look as light as I want it. Does anyone have a suggestion for a Primer that would lighten up things (...
by DarKev
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Colors. Types of paint
Replies: 180
Views: 106391

Hello and Thanks One thing however, I was looking for the I guess the chart with the color names in "Japanese". The little table (with mixing percentages) in the kit is in Japanese and thats what I am trying to match. Thanks DarKev Here's Gunze chart . The problem with matching via a computer screen...
by DarKev
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Colors. Types of paint
Replies: 180
Views: 106391

Hello Folks I was wondering if anyone could point me to a color chart of Japanese Paint Colors. I'm in the process of selecting my paint for a MG Char's Gelgoog from 0079 Mobile Suit Gundam (Game Color Version). I want to match the paint chart "symbol" to the kit's color percentage mixing table symb...
by DarKev
Fri May 20, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Darkening Azure Blue, some suggestions needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Hey babaganoosh! Thanks for the tip, but I've been there already way back when (major major MAJOR mistake :cry: ). I wish acrylics had the same color spread as enamels. There are enough colors that never made the jump to acrylics to make it a little frustrating for those like me who went to acrylics...