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by irishtrek
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: 1/1000 Enterprise Refit window cutting (Saucer Rim)
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: 1/1000 Enterprise Refit window cutting (Saucer Rim)

You could always apply the decals for the saucer rim and use them as a guide/template to drill the windows.
by irishtrek
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Russian spammers
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: Russian spammers

It is 926 AM here on the west coast and he's back yet again under the user name of Eddie Weern and he's posting using Russian lettering. He's been busy, 47 posts already.
by irishtrek
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 3909

Re: Forum Moderation

And he's back yet again. He started a thread under general Sci-Fi Modleing and is going by the user name of Jimmy Actisa.
by irishtrek
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 3909

Re: Forum Moderation

Prostitution and sex trafficking??? Shouldn't some one contact the FBI or their local police???
by irishtrek
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: super realistic chrome
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: super realistic chrome

Is this stuff sold at hobbytown??
by irishtrek
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: What's new?

Also, anything new from Moebius this year??
by irishtrek
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: What's new?
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: What's new?

Any thing besides sci-fi coming from R2???
by irishtrek
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 7257

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Actually it's there on the index page as well as each sub forum page, the difference is when you click on MFR located on the index page it marks each sub forum read but when you do it on each sub forum page it just marks topics read for that section only.
by irishtrek
Tue May 30, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 7257

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

onezero wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 10:04 am
I just tested it on my daughter's chromebook. Hold down the control key, then use the scroll wheel on the mouse to make the stuff on the screen bigger/smaller.
control key??
by irishtrek
Tue May 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 11155

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Where is the log off button???
by irishtrek
Mon May 15, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 11155

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

The new look is going to take some getting used to, but I like it any way!!
Not sure if this is intended or not but before I logged in I was able to enter and read this thread. Just so y'all know.
by irishtrek
Sat May 13, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Newbie applying decals
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Since you used acrylics then I suggest using future floor polish other wise your finish is going to turn yellow with time.
by irishtrek
Sat May 13, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 11155

Well it's 8:43 pacific time and the forums are up so I'm assuming John was able to get it done.
by irishtrek
Sat May 13, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 11155

Given the number of members here, probably about the only way John could let people know if the upgrades are done would be to post something in the forums. So . . . if you can get into the forums to read that the upgrades have been done, then . . . . Just sayin'. :wink: Actually what I was thinking...
by irishtrek
Fri May 12, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 11155

Would it be too much to let us know when the upgrades have been completed??
by irishtrek
Wed May 10, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

As I mentioned above ;) , a model car I built several years ago, painted with Tamiya clear, shows no signs of yellowing. I have to ask is the model car White or a different color? it seems to me that the yellowing will be more noticeable on a White model. It's red, white, and blue. That is, white m...
by irishtrek
Tue May 09, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

So, will the Tamyia gloss turn yellow over time??
by irishtrek
Mon May 08, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Got me bottle right next to me and the label says
'pledge floor care tile & vinyl floor finish with future shine'.
I have run it through my airbrush with no problems.
by irishtrek
Sun May 07, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

From what I've read Testors clear gloss will yellow but their clear flat does not yellow. since you're building the Excelsior do you want a gloss or a flat finish?? If it's gloss the go with future floor polish, if it's a flat finish it's my understanding the Testors clear flat does not yellow. Don'...
by irishtrek
Sat May 06, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Is this Tamyia clear a gloss or flat??
by irishtrek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Removing Decals
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Using sand paper will most likely ruin the pain finish. My suggestion would be to use pieces of tape, masking or scotch tape.
by irishtrek
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Craft Paint on Model Kits?
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Any brand in particular?? Because I've been using different brand craft store paint for the past 20 years, all of them are acrylic based, from local craft stores such as Craft Wearhouse and Michaels but non from a squeeze tube. Any way I've even mixed them with Model master acrylics with no problems...
by irishtrek
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad acrylic gloss clear over Tamiya or other flat acrylic
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

But, will it yellow over time like other gloss products used for model finishes??
by irishtrek
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: New to modeling and need plans.
Replies: 21
Views: 3330

Better yet go for a snap together kit such as the R2/Polar Lights original series Enterprise or a different snap together kit.
by irishtrek
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: New to modeling and need plans.
Replies: 21
Views: 3330

Hey, welcome to the SSM crazy place.LOL
So what do you want to build first???
by irishtrek
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Perfect Plastic Putty
Replies: 31
Views: 10271

It applies great but shrinks a lot and sanding it sucks. I've gone back to Mister Dissolved Putty for the applications I was trying to use it for - yes that shrinks too but at least I can sand it decently with just a little care afterwards. It also tends to to dry up at the tip badly for me, so you...
by irishtrek
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Major differences between resin and styrene
Replies: 16
Views: 2074

The only resin Pieces I've had are from the PL Batmobile which came with resin figures, the pilot from the Moebius Viper MkII and the booster pack for the deluxe edition 1999 Eagle and the booster pack almost looks like styrene, very high quality, at least to me anyway.
by irishtrek
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Major differences between resin and styrene
Replies: 16
Views: 2074

Kylwell wrote:Resin requires pinning and different glues. Cleanup is usually different as resin can have huge pour stubs, horrible seams, misaligned sides, etc.

When it comes to paint the biggest difference is resin pretty much mandates a primer.

I thought we had something on resin here...
Pinning??
by irishtrek
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Perfect Plastic Putty
Replies: 31
Views: 10271

NCC1966 wrote:If it helps, I bought mine at eBay fro $8 and plus $5 shipping for my country (Brasil).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191890204875?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

:8)
From what I saw it's sold on amazon for 9.00 and free shipping, and free is a very good price.