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by Whiteraven_2001
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The gap won't fill!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4060

I'm happy to have stumbled upon this thread. I'm thinking of buying the Great White sometime soon, maybe with the first paycheck from my new job. :D
by Whiteraven_2001
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: Group Build Idea?
Replies: 32
Views: 15345

Checking out the parts before venturing on a one-day build is a really good idea. I tried doing something like that on New Year's Day, with a 1973-vintage Pyro dinosaur. I opened the box and started working, and realized that both outer halves of both back legs were short-shots, missing their "toes....
by Whiteraven_2001
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132143

In my local HobbyTown, I noticed "Apoxie Clay" in the same-sized A and B containers as Sculpt. Is this a new product? I'm considering buying some as I have a styrene figure model with some short-shot parts (missing feet on leg halves). Anyone used it?
by Whiteraven_2001
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132143

Not as insane as you might think. It can and I have. Works at treat. I think I tossed my paste out, due to frustration, but I may have to buy another sampler's worth, just to try it out. I have the "syringe" from a toner-refilling kit. Blunt-tipped, large-bore needle might just be the thing. One qu...
by Whiteraven_2001
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mr Surfacer
Replies: 133
Views: 97918

Wug wrote:Hi Whiteraven_2001,

I've airbrushed Mr. Surfacer on a vinyl kit. It worked fine. If you're worried test it on the pour stubs.

Mike
Why is it I never think of spraying the trimmed-off bits?

Thanks!
by Whiteraven_2001
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mr Surfacer
Replies: 133
Views: 97918

I think I know the answer, but I'll ask anyway: anyone tried the spray on vinyl? I'm assuming, from having read to this point, it wouldn't be good.
by Whiteraven_2001
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132143

Insane Aves paste question: Can it be thinned enough to be extruded through a syringe? I can see that would have some useful applications. Using the actual paste straight from the container is a pain.
by Whiteraven_2001
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Mr. Surfacer discontinued?
Replies: 23
Views: 5991

Neb wrote:Just picked up some 1000, 1200, and Mr Resin Surfacer at my favorite LHS in Pittsburgh 2 weeks ago.
AB Charles?
by Whiteraven_2001
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Millenium Falcon weathering technique, how to guide
Replies: 13
Views: 8149

Thanks for posting!
by Whiteraven_2001
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132143

I read a lot of measurement-by-knife. Does anyone use anything more exact, or is it pretty much "close to equal will work?"
by Whiteraven_2001
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Making plastic-on-plastic joints tighter
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

From what I remember, the kit ends up laying on its belly with its legs splayed out, because the joints are plastic-on-plastic, so both those suggestions help! I haven't received the kit yet, so I'm basing my question on a 30-plus-year-old memory. I'll be able to diagnose what might work when I get ...
by Whiteraven_2001
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Making plastic-on-plastic joints tighter
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

Making plastic-on-plastic joints tighter

I just won a "grail kit" on evil-Bay of something I had as a kid: "Pancho" the Grasshopper, a Hawk kit of a something on the order of 100/1 grasshopper. When I had it as a youngster, the joints flopped a lot. I was wondering if there was a way to make the joints tighter. Most of them, as I recall, w...
by Whiteraven_2001
Sat May 02, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Enlarging a kit through scratchbuilding
Replies: 18
Views: 6527

You could even cheat a little by borrowing parts … I plan on cheating a lot; the vehicle appears to have a lot of Soviet and German design elements, such as the upper hull that looks like the top of a German vehicle. From my perspective, the turret and wheels look like the most difficult to recreat...
by Whiteraven_2001
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Enlarging a kit through scratchbuilding
Replies: 18
Views: 6527

This is the subject of my musing. I really have always liked this design. It's the second one I've owned; I have no idea where the first is. I've moved several times since I finished it as a teenager, so I may or may not still have it.
by Whiteraven_2001
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Enlarging a kit through scratchbuilding
Replies: 18
Views: 6527

Thanks for the link!
by Whiteraven_2001
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Enlarging a kit through scratchbuilding
Replies: 18
Views: 6527

I guess I should have been more descriptive. The pins in the contour gauge are fairly thick. What I need is a gauge with finer pins. I was hoping Plastruct would have such a gauge, but there isn't anything in their catalog. Mine's from good ol' Sears and Roebuck. (Dayam, proportional dividers are ex...
by Whiteraven_2001
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Enlarging a kit through scratchbuilding
Replies: 18
Views: 6527

I completely forgot about proportional dividers. I was going to get a digital caliper, but this might be easier. I'm figuring rounding to 2x should be sufficient, as getting a wholly accurate measurement to that percentage and transferring it to styrene might be a trick. I have a contour gauge, but ...
by Whiteraven_2001
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Enlarging a kit through scratchbuilding
Replies: 18
Views: 6527

Enlarging a kit through scratchbuilding

I'm thinking about doing this for an anime-style armored vehicle. Its current scale is 1/72; I'd like to create a 1/35, and I'm trying to wrap my head around the process, as I've never done it before. Can anyone perhaps provide or point me to an example? I really wish I'd bought the blueprinting boo...
by Whiteraven_2001
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: afterburner effect
Replies: 19
Views: 10690

Godfather wrote:How'bout expanding foam, like the one used for sealing & insulating?
That is a wicked diorama.... is it yours? And if it is, why haven't you shared before?
by Whiteraven_2001
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: how do I enlarge the hinge set ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1783

It should be a "simple" case of measuring an AMT BOP to determine its length in inches and dividing that by 30 (the size of the other kit). That should give you the percentage by which to increase the size of the hinges. I think. I'm somewhat math challenged, so if someone can back me up, I'd apprec...
by Whiteraven_2001
Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: How to fake screw head, rivets and welding lines?
Replies: 12
Views: 8586

There are also rivet and weld bead decals from Archer Transfers.
by Whiteraven_2001
Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How long does it take for acrylic paint to go bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 2886

I have a Humbrol-related question: I brushed some on the interior of a TBM-3, and some of the paint dried glossy, some matt. I'm wondering, perhaps I didn't stir enough?
by Whiteraven_2001
Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: How to Know Pin Marks Are Sanded Down **SMOOTH and FLUSH?**
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

I read somewhere that the best way to check is to paint the questionable area with silver paint. It apparently makes any problems obvious.
by Whiteraven_2001
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Making aged canvas
Replies: 12
Views: 4495

I can recall reading about inexpensive handkerchiefs soaked in tea. IIRC, that was used in a FineScale Modeler article quite some time ago. The author soaked the handkerchiefs, laid them out over a plastic beach ball and when they'd dried, the author cut them to shape. They were automatically given ...
by Whiteraven_2001
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Can you "un-yellow" yellowed decals
Replies: 11
Views: 4077

I seem to recall reading somewhere that it was a good idea to trim as much of the "clear" part off a rehabilitated decal as possible, since this is where the yellowing appears/is most visible.
by Whiteraven_2001
Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum:
Topic: The Rules (Rough Cut)
Replies: 46
Views: 1172

I just love it when someone mentions the loss of Special Orders 191 during Lee's Maryland Campaign as a departure point. Makes me feel that all the Civil War reading I've done wasn't in vain. So, would the South have developed a space program? Would the thus-fractured Union have reached the moon? Wo...