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by Saturn
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103049

Re: Basics. Weathering. Washes

If you want to do panel lines crevices and detail work, you need a gloss finish to wash over. (easier to remove the excess) If you want to "stain" panels, you do it on a flat finish. But Zombe is saying not to use Acrylics for washes and I agree with him.
by Saturn
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2799

Re: Forum Moderation

It might help if members don't click on threads that are obviously spam nor the links within Latest offender already has views on those threads http://starshipmodeler.net/talk/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=17885 This post is more useful than endless complaining about the spammers or moderation....
by Saturn
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2799

Re: Forum Moderation

it's not simply porn, "Dating" is code-word for prostitution and sex trafficking. It's way beyond NSFW.
by Saturn
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2799

Re: Forum Moderation

Absent some "master gatekeeper" filter to keep the spammers out, it seems this forum needs a few more sheriffs (known "good" people) with a delete power, or at least the ability to knock spam into a holding cell, non-displayable until a mod reviews it. Just my 2c. It may be simpler to restrict newb...
by Saturn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Future packaging?
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: New Future packaging?

I was going to say get thee to Swanny's Models. But Swanny's Models is no more. :(
So get thee to Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

The Complete Future by Matt Swan

Somebody copy this all before it's gone.
by Saturn
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Fewer posts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1756

Re: Fewer posts?

onezero wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Working on that --- in the meantime, I have scrolled this site in my browser to 140% so I can read the text comfortably.
Thank gawd I'm not the only one. Damn you Presbyopia!
by Saturn
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: 'Posts since your last visit'?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: 'Posts since your last visit'?

upper left h corner: Quick Links--> "New Posts"
by Saturn
Mon May 22, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 62453

Re: Gloss & Dull coats

any metallic paint (Testors, Alclad, Tamiya) will lay down smoother than flat paint. You can skip the Future coat as decal prep on NMF.

But I would trim the decal as close as I can eliminate carrier film.. And knock it down with Solvaset.
by Saturn
Mon May 22, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 62453

Re: Gloss & Dull coats

Clearcoats and Natural Metal Finishes usually aren't a good idea. You could get away with it, But testing on a piece of scrap plastic would be advisable. But I would mask the metallic parts prior to your overcoating the rest of the model. (low tack material so you won't damage the NMF, like post it ...
by Saturn
Mon May 22, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 8574

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

agree that a link to the store would be helpful.
by Saturn
Thu May 11, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 8574

Hoping we can embed YT videos and hoping there will be image size and dimension limits. Someone always tries to link a +3000 px image without resizing/recompressing- and you're stuck horizontally scrolling a window to read text. I'm okay with sig images if there's a size/dimension limit. Like a smal...
by Saturn
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 2392

I've all but abandoned CA altogether because of its abbreviated shelf life. Lost count of how many hardened CA bottles I threw out.

Still have a few cans of CA accelerator. I don't think that stuff ever goes bad.
by Saturn
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Help needed with dullcoating Testors Metallic
Replies: 4
Views: 622

No problemo Jimmer.
by Saturn
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Help needed with dullcoating Testors Metallic
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Help needed with dullcoating Testors Metallic

Anyway, for the silver parts I used Testors Gloss Metallic Silver Spray paint 1246 and afterward learned that Testors says it cannot be dull/gloss coated. I haven't made the jump to airbrushing yet, and after doing some research I have considered brushing Pledge Floor Care Multi-Surface Finish onto...
by Saturn
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Shelf Life of Model Master Acryl paints?
Replies: 2
Views: 720

It all depends on whether the pigment's settled and/or hardened. If you can still stir it and mix it with the carrier- odds are it's still okay.

Enamels are notorious for settling, not sure about acrylics.
by Saturn
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: Remember those of us who cannot attend...
Replies: 72
Views: 13782

I must ask a few questions: They had a smaller MPC Eagle 1 being sold at the show. Is this also a new kit. Also, are there any differences between the old MPC and the old AMT Eagle 1? It is my understanding that the old Aoshima kit is a repop of the old IMAI mold. I don't know the scales of any of ...
by Saturn
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: bare metal foil?
Replies: 10
Views: 4638

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by Saturn
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: $5.00 Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 3249

I may give this a whirl as a Media Server using a USB HDD... Five bucks is five bucks.
by Saturn
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Basics. Weathering. Washes
Replies: 183
Views: 103049

If you're referring to Ficthenfoo's "discoloration" technique, yeah you can't do that with a gloss barrier coat. You'll end up simply washing the oils around and not actually tinting the panels.
by Saturn
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blending(toning down) decals contrast???
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Flattened Future as a mid-coat? Gloss--> Decals-->Gloss-->Washes-->Flattened Future--> weathering--> topcoat (mixing Future w/ Tamiya Flat Base) from Swanny's: 1 part flat base to 3 parts Future = very flat 1 part flat base to 10 parts Future = flat 1 part flat base to 15 parts Future = satin mix th...
by Saturn
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Monza Red?
Replies: 9
Views: 3572

I had a hunch you were color pickin' for Analyzer, I was going through my gloss reds for my build too. I didn't like the "Ferrari" Reds. (Monza, Italian Red, Guards Red, etc)

Testors has a nice line of Automotive Lacquer colors, and I'm going with Honduras Maroon- a GM/Chevy color.
by Saturn
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sealing decals, am I missing anything?
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

Re: Sealing decals, am I missing anything?

penguinpc wrote: Anything I'm missing?
Only that Walther's Solvaset is a big gun and should be used sparingly, and only after the decal has set and dried for 15 mins.
by Saturn
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The best glue?
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

Testor's tube glue takes to long and the fumes give me splitting headaches. Not to mention those bonds created with Toluene-based tube glue can become brittle with age. I still have the Ent-D I built in 1988, and none of those original tube-cemented joints held in the first ten years. Using liquid ...
by Saturn
Thu May 22, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 6276

What Kywell said. Alclad's not paint you can polish/buff like Testors Buffing Metalizer or SNJ Spray Metal. The metallic pigment in Alclad is ground so fine that polishing won't get you anywhere.
by Saturn
Sat May 17, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: bare metal foil?
Replies: 10
Views: 4638

I've never seen BMF in my Hobby Lobbies. I have seen HLs stock Testors metal foil, but not BMF.

My local HobbyTowns carry BMF. And they get it from MMD, so you can order for Squadron too.
by Saturn
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Anyone using an ultrasonic cleaner to clean airbrush parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

Next to useless. My mom gave me one of these, labeled as an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner she bought in the 1970s.

The basket *is* useful. The rest, not so much.
by Saturn
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 62453

I use a Badger battery powered mixer for 30-60 seconds when I thin or mix. I'm fairly certain it wasn't because I didn't mix thoroughly.

I picked up the Flattened Future thing on rec.models.scale a jizillion years ago.
by Saturn
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 62453

I've been using Flattened Future for over 10 years. And I used a battery powered mixer too. The white blasting happened to me once and that was enough. And it only happened when I used a old batch instead of mixing fresh. (and no, I've never heard similar reports blaming on age) When Flattened Futur...
by Saturn
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 62453

The warning that "the model may turn white if the ratio is off" scares me a little. I think i'll test it out with a 10:1 ratio first. I've had that happen, but with a batch of Flattened Future that wasn't fresh, from a bottle that's been sitting for more than a few months. Which is why I only mix a...
by Saturn
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 62453

from "The Complete Future" @ Swanny Models:

1 part flat base to 3 parts Future = very flat
1 part flat base to 10 parts Future = flat
1 part flat base to 15 parts Future = satin

Only mix what's needed, and discard the unused portion.