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by modelnut
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bucket filter for spray booth exhaust
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Bucket filter for spray booth exhaust

I can't find the old link to instructions on building a bucket filter for filtering the exhaust fumes etc from a spray booth. With Winter coming I need to shut the window in the Cave. Here is what I have drawn from memory. Will this work? https://orig00.deviantart.net/3368/f/2017/365/2/1/indoor_exha...
by modelnut
Sun May 04, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Bussard dome diffusing
Replies: 6
Views: 3487

There is Krylon Frosted Glass Finish in a spray can. Should be on the shelf at Walmart.

- Leelan
by modelnut
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Foam?
Replies: 36
Views: 14608

I usually give the finished foam a light coat of Krylon primer. It eats a bit of the surface so don't put on a heavy coat. Then I put on a thin layer of Magic Sculp. I've never had the putty pull away. MS adheres to the primer.

- Leelan
by modelnut
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Foam?
Replies: 36
Views: 14608

I have used the pink insulation foam a few times and plan tod do so in the very near future. For one of my most successful sculpts I glued several sheets of the 3/4 inch foam together and cut and sanded them to shape. Then I hit it with a light dusting of Krylon grey primer. This ate the surface to ...
by modelnut
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

My sheet came in the other day. It's hanging on the back porch in the Georgia heat and humidity. :evil: It does not make a good first impression. It seems a lot softer than any other styrene I have ever used. But it is thicker so it shouldn't be, right? I will cut a piece tomorrow and try it out at ...
by modelnut
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

That's what my wife said. Georgia heat and weights. Knew I married her for a good reason. Sexy and smart! :twisted:

- Leelan
by modelnut
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

Just found out that my sheet will be ROLLED. :evil:
To ship it flat would cost up to $100.

So I will have to unroll it and cut it into manageable sizes. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
I hope the curl will go away.

:evil: GRRR! :evil:

- Leelan
by modelnut
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

:lol:

The wife says she's got nothing to do with it! :roll:

But as distractions go, she'd pretty spiffy :D . . .

- Leelan
by modelnut
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

:roll: :roll: :roll:

Sorry, guys,

I can't believe I asked the same question all over again. But I did ask it in March so maybe I can be forgiven.

- Leelan :old:
by modelnut
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

I go straight to the manufacturer, and I agree with this qoute, Or you just go ahead and find a plastics supplier and 4x8 foot sheet for about $20. I purchased a .060" sheet for $20.00cdn. My local source for FOR SALE signs is going to that cheap super thin plastic. Way too flimsy IMHO. So I need t...
by modelnut
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Fiberglassing
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

About fiberglass's toxicity . . . It sounds like my plan to glass in my studio isn't as safe as I thought from what you are saying. I used to live in a one room apartment. I knew better than to try it there. But it sounds like maybe I shouldn't even do it in the house. :evil: If I have to do it outs...
by modelnut
Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Fiberglassing
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

I am glad I ran across this thread. I am planning to glass a submarine hull in the (hopefully) not too distant future. You fellows have given me more information that I have received from another board I directly asked my questions on. I think the problem is that they work with it so much that they ...
by modelnut
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Spacedock
Replies: 22
Views: 17928

Hot linking is apparently forbidden for those sites. Copy the address you want and paste it in a new window then click "Enter" and it should pop right up.
It's a trick you should remember because this sort of thing happens all the time. :roll:

- Leelan
by modelnut
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

Thanks, Kywell!

Now I can shop.

- Leelan
by modelnut
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

S'OK. I don't mind being obvious. The local comic shop closed last Thanksgiving. My only source now is WalMart or go online. A friend just emailed me to check out US Plastics . But I don't know what thickness is best for scratchbuilding. Maybe someone here can pipe up and give us a hint. - Leelan
by modelnut
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

HEY!

I just found the comic book dividers on eBay! :shock:

They come in magazine size too!

- Leelan
by modelnut
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cheap Styrene
Replies: 65
Views: 31381

Re: Cheap Styrene

I looked through this board and didn't find it so here's my tip for a cheap source of styrene. When I am doing a project and need to laminate a part or build up say a vehicle side I get a few For Sale signs at Walmart. For less than half the price for bag of Evergreen plastic sheets I have all I ne...
by modelnut
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Galaxy Quest Nebulizer
Replies: 13
Views: 4816

Is this kit version the same size as the prop? The kit version looks a little small to me though I could be wrong. It is hard to tell by just looking on screen. But the actors are themselves in the 5' 10" Tim Allen to 6' 1" Alan Rickman range (Sigourney Weaver and Tony Shaloub are between them.) Tal...
by modelnut
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Galaxy Quest Nebulizer
Replies: 13
Views: 4816

Just got my kit today! Looks sweet.

The nebulizer and the vox just scream to be lit!
I will be watching this thread with interest.

Where can we get a Borg lightning plate small enough for the vox? Would it be affordable or not in the next question . . .

- Leelan
by modelnut
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Preventing spray can "orange peel"
Replies: 7
Views: 2562

Once I did that hot water trick and the concave bottom of my can --- TOINK! --- became convex!

Guess I got it too hot. :roll:

-Leelan
by modelnut
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Building a portable spray booth
Replies: 7
Views: 4960

I have the same problem. I was using a utility closet. I had a cardboard box that I used for a "spray booth". Been using it for about six years with no problem. Then I had to clean out the closet . . . The over-spray had become a thick layer of dust that covered the floor and almost every other hori...
by modelnut
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Looking for a good glaze
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Looking for a good glaze

I am looking for a good clear glass-like finish to seal wooden and/or painted bases. I have used Modge Podge. It covers well and gives me the finish I want. BUT after six months or so it apparently dries out and frosts with millions of little fractures deep with the smooth finish. You can see this a...
by modelnut
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Orange-peel paint job :(
Replies: 20
Views: 5776

I followed the directions on the can. It said to wait twenty minutes between coats and dry to the touch in one hour. Same for the primer. BTW it was Krylon Flourescent Orange over Krylon White Primer. I was taking a shortcut since my airbrush is packed away. :cry: Since there are so many nooks-and-c...
by modelnut
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Orange-peel paint job :(
Replies: 20
Views: 5776

Shook it up real good. But it took several coats.
Could just be a bad can of paint. :cry:

-Leelan
by modelnut
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Orange-peel paint job :(
Replies: 20
Views: 5776

Orange-peel paint job :(

I have seen these before but this is the first time it has happened to me. I apply several thin coats of spray-paint (cursed rattle can!) and, when the model is completely covered at last, the paint finish looks like the pebbly skin of an orange! :evil: Can anything be done besides stripping the mod...