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by Keptin Barnes
Sat May 04, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors Decal Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Cool. Thank you for the info, John. I appreciate it. :)

April :please:
by Keptin Barnes
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Clyde "En'til'Zog" Jones has passed away
Replies: 28
Views: 13951

Wai-! Whoa! Wha-?! Zog, died? Damn! I didn't know that! I don't always come to this section of the Forum since I haven't done any lighting for years. But with me starting my 1/350 TOS I thought I'd check this out. Ah, man. Zog was great. He was so helpful to me when I first started adding lighting ...
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors Decal Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Thank you, Joseph (I just saw your post), I appreciate the info. I didn't really know the difference between the two.

Good to know. :)

April :please:
by Keptin Barnes
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors Decal Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Testors Decal Paper

Hello my friends. A friend sent me some Testors White decal paper. I have a graphic ready to print onto it. My question is; the instructions mention using a InkJet printer. Would a Laser Color InkJet printer work? Would I need to spray a fixative of some kind after it's printed (if a Laser InkJet wo...
by Keptin Barnes
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: PO BOY PAINT BOOTH
Replies: 3
Views: 4874

Nice design. Thanks for that. I have been looking for a PB that I can afford to make. This is the most affordable one I have seen yet.

Nice work. :tu:

April :please:
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: 1/72nd Ralph Mcquarrie X-wing
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

Looks pretty nice to me. A little 'thick' but nice. Although I do not have the McQuarrie painting in front of me, so I could be wrong. It just seems to me that his original paintings showed a psycho-spindly, sleek design. However, I am not a rivet-counter. I like what you have built. Beauty. :thumbs...
by Keptin Barnes
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future Floor Wax Fans
Replies: 11
Views: 9661

Thanks, I didn't know that either.
Much appreciated.

:drink:
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Earth-Friendly paints for Airbrushes
Replies: 18
Views: 3643

I am trying to find paints and Primers that won't damage the air/atmosphere and such. I know that paint/primer by it's very nature is chemicals and is likely to case damage of some sort. However, I would like to be able to continue my hobby with as little damage to our Mother as I can. In this case,...
by Keptin Barnes
Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Earth-Friendly paints for Airbrushes
Replies: 18
Views: 3643

Earth-Friendly paints for Airbrushes

Hello all. I am wondering if there are any Earth-Friendly paints that are available that can be blown through an airbrush? I need both EF paints and especially EF Primer. I am hoping someone can help. Or has tried some and can give assistance. I know that there seems to be a Automotive Paint selecti...
by Keptin Barnes
Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush Survey
Replies: 128
Views: 96406

Manufacturer and Model of Airbrush: Testors Aztek Cost of Airbrush: $120 for the wood box collection at my local hobby store Type (single, double): Double Is it more suitable for fine lines or broad coverage? Depends on the tips you use. You can buy interchangeable ones. For myself, mostly medium to...
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Pleasant Airbrush Surprise
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Pleasant Airbrush Surprise

I just watched the first episode/installment of David Fisher's Figure Building DVDs that I just picked up at WF this year, and I was surprised to see that he was using a double-action Aztek airbrush. OMG! What a surprise! I had always heard, in sort of an unwritten law/opinion, that "real" modelers ...
by Keptin Barnes
Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Fun Project: Underworld UV clip...ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

Not off the top of my head. But, I love Underworld, too (and Underworld II. ;)). Kickass babe with guns!!! :guns: :bow: Ooo. Here's an idea. After removing the powder and primer from the bullets, make the firing pin area of the casing removable. Unscrewable or just a simple pop-off (with some slight...
by Keptin Barnes
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Tips for making tiny rectangular "windows"?
Replies: 10
Views: 4495

Interesting ideas from both of you, MF and Terry. I may give them both a try.
Thanks.
by Keptin Barnes
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: cleaning files
Replies: 15
Views: 4781

Jonas Calhoun wrote:That's still acetone, 'noosh. 5%, but still.
That's what he meant. It's safer cuz o' that reason. :P :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
by Keptin Barnes
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Removal.
Replies: 116
Views: 92992

Thanks a lot guys. I'll see if I can find Castrol (not Castrol) Super Clean around here. I'm guessing that my local Auto Zone will have it.
by Keptin Barnes
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Removal.
Replies: 116
Views: 92992

Hello All. I have a quandry. I usually use Easy-off to remove paint from my models. I have even used it on kits that I have received from other people where they have painted it themselves years before and decided they didn't want it anymore, So I used them for parts or whatever. Point being, the pa...
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Tips for making tiny rectangular "windows"?
Replies: 10
Views: 4495

Now, Terry. Would I place scotch tape over the window openings (as with resin) and then place a drop of Future in the opening and wait for it to dry. Then after, I dunno, 10 drop-and-dries of Future, pull off the scotch tape?

Is that how that would work?

Thanks for the assist. :)
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Tips for making tiny rectangular "windows"?
Replies: 10
Views: 4495

I, too, just grab a pin-vice and drill the windows and use a file and new #11 blade to get the tiny fragment remains. Regarding clear resin...I still have a bit of difficulty with that to not have bubbles in it. And that is after pouring the resin slowly and gently into the corner of the window and ...
by Keptin Barnes
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: how do you thin Magic Smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Always works for me :wasted: :wasted:

Just havin' fun. :lol:
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Aves or CA for scribing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

I have never used the Black CA before, but the Aves scribes very well.
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Making master from Original
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

Thanks Terry. Any and all help is appreciated. :)
by Keptin Barnes
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Making master from Original
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

Thanks REL. Here is a link to what I am building and thinking of kitting. http://www.starshipmodeler.net/cgi-bin/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=42157 However, at the moment, I have the primary and secondary hulls attached. The nacelles and pylons are not attached yet. Though I am finishing up the engines (n...
by Keptin Barnes
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Making master from Original
Replies: 6
Views: 2507

Making master from Original

I am curious. When making a master of a model......Let me try this again. I am scratchbuilding a model for myself to take to a local IPMS show in about a week from now, on Sept. 16 (so I need to be completed by Sept. 15). The model, I think, would make a nice kit. But I don't know if there are speci...
by Keptin Barnes
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tips for creating your own decals
Replies: 26
Views: 10002

Hey Skup, Those are nice looking designs and renderings. It'll be nice to see them released. Hopefully yours will be easier to print out. I have Photoshop 7 with 512M of RAM and I still can't print some of the decals available here. Apparently, I don't have enough memory. It's a bummer. I even had a...
by Keptin Barnes
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tips for creating your own decals
Replies: 26
Views: 10002

YW 8)
by Keptin Barnes
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tips for creating your own decals
Replies: 26
Views: 10002

I have my pics hosted by www.webshots.com. After I have uploaded my pics, I open the particular pic (to make it bigger) and highlight the address in the Address bar. Copy it, and paste it into this Starship Modeler Message area. That seems to be the easiest way. Sorry if I seem to be patronizing you...
by Keptin Barnes
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tips for creating your own decals
Replies: 26
Views: 10002

What is with it with these wives? Geez! These women are really weird. I hear it from men a lot, "I can't do this because my wife'll get angry." "I have to get rid of my RX-7 because my wife says I don't love her." Then she goes off and buys $200 dollars worth of shoes that she already has "...but th...
by Keptin Barnes
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Greebles??? where did the term come from....
Replies: 21
Views: 6070

Re: Greebles??? where did the term come from....

And would like to know the pest source for these little gems. Curt :twisted: Perhaps a lot of excess stuff left behind by mice. :D :D Just playin'. :wink: All of my greebles come from parts left over from other kits I have... people giving me their broken models... parts from brand new kits (genera...
by Keptin Barnes
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Set Construction
Replies: 14
Views: 4334

Or if you want to/need to rearrange some of the walls to make different room configurations, they will be light enough to move without injuring yourself (or your friends. You know what I mean. :D )
by Keptin Barnes
Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Can I use EasyOff to remove paint from Starcrafts' resin?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Don't use the Easy-Off "fume free" product. Also known as the Blue Can. For some strange reason, that one won't take paint off of any model. Resin or plastic. I've bought two cans of it, and it just doesn't work. The yellow can with the nasty killing fumes has always worked for me. I guess it's the ...