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by didihno
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Clyde "En'til'Zog" Jones has passed away
Replies: 28
Views: 13989

Only saw this now, RIP Zog.
Seemed a friendly sort. Sad to lose such a committed scifi guy.
by didihno
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A little X wing inspiration
Replies: 17
Views: 7558

Love it.

Needs really cr@ppy landing gear to match.

Otherwise, love it.
by didihno
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132293

Lighting candles now. Will you require the sacrifice of a (Stief) goat? :D Not necessary....this time! Well that was most excellent. Very impressed. I think my Aves was becoming a little hard to work with at the end, which was about 2 hours after mixing. Next time I'll not let it set so long before...
by didihno
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 132293

I....eh.....am using the blessed Aves for the first time right now.
Have let it sit for 40mins and am now going to attempt some real thin strips for some gaps. Pray for me.
by didihno
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Seam line removal 101 tutorial
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Excellent stuff.
by didihno
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Vallejo Air Acrylics...any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Keifer0999 wrote:Thanks for the tips Did!
Hey no Problem!

I felt guilty giving them as I haven't been able to do any real modelling for about 6 months.
by didihno
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Vallejo Air Acrylics...any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Hi Kiefer, I use these almost exclusively. The colours are superb, as is the adhesion to most surfaces. They are premixed and will airbrush just fine as they are. Vallejo sell a 'thinner' that they want you to mix with the paint. I'm not convinced that it is not a gimmick though as I have seen no di...
by didihno
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: OOOOOOOOOH! A new trick in masking...
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: OOOOOOOOOH! A new trick in masking...

I can't take credit for this as I stole it from a painting supplement that came in last month's FSM magazine: silly putty. It makes perfect sense to me though as it goes where you want it to go isn't permanent and makes a great seal. I used it tonight on the Enterprise B. I'll let you know the resu...
by didihno
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: putty
Replies: 14
Views: 4372

Stubbs wrote:Go to an auto parts shop (like a Pep Boys or Auto Zone) and pick up some "Red Glazing Putty". It's a big tube, cheap as hell, dries fast, doesn't shrink (at least, not if you're filling NORMAL gaps), dries quick, and sands easily.
Yeah but is it slow drying?


:8)
by didihno
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: WOW! Wet sanding works great!
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Interesting - thank you!!!
by didihno
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: WOW! Wet sanding works great!
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Darkov wrote: If you are looking for an Ultra smooth finish on already painted models used coffee filters as your final buffing before gloss or dull coating.
Typo?

And do you polish the paint job, or do you future/varnish and polish then?
by didihno
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: WOW! Wet sanding works great!
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

kylwell wrote:Flex-i-file makes a line of plastic bonded paper that goes up to 10000 grit.
Right then, what grit do you realistically need to get a nice smooth finish on, say, a MK2 Viper?
by didihno
Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: WOW! Wet sanding works great!
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Where do you get paper that fine?
My lhs (is rubbish) and my hardware only has up to 500 grit.
by didihno
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4784

Well I wet sanded my heart out dipping in water (the paper and the kit) every now and then. Certainly works a treat. Why do some build ups say that they sprayed a base coat and then sanded again? I'm basecoating (Priming) tonight. I might try the acrylic Vallejo airbrush paint, or the rattlecan auto...
by didihno
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4784

I'm off to try wet sanding for the first time, it should be fun.
The model is the 1:72 Cylon Raider. And what a little beauty it is too.

Thanks guys.
by didihno
Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4784

Good stuff lads.

Explain wet sanding.
How wet is wet?
by didihno
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4784

Sanding

I am doing my first few resin models and after some disasters with putty, I now need a tutorial on sanding.

Wet, dry, paper grades, I need it all.

Share your knowledge, oh great modelling collective.......
by didihno
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Question about making my own decals
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Eh, what would be available to the Europeans?
I'm itchin to try this out.
by didihno
Sat May 27, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Removal.
Replies: 116
Views: 93123

didihno wrote:What are similar products for the European market?
It took me long enough to hunt down future floor wax! (brilliant stuff)
Question repeated!
by didihno
Tue May 23, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Microscale Flat Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 4899

Argh!
I've frosted my window on a starfury with damn acrylic matt varnish.
How do I fix it?
by didihno
Mon May 22, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush Survey
Replies: 128
Views: 96554

Re: Airbrush Survey

*********************************************************** Manufacturer and Model of Airbrush: Iwata Revolution Cost of Airbrush: $75ish Type (single, double): Double Is it more suitable for fine lines or broad coverage? It says 1/16" to 1-1/2" Paint head (internal or external mix): Int Body constr...
by didihno
Mon May 22, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iwata users: How often do you replace a nozzle/needle?
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

My Revolution is still relatively new, and the only hassle I've had with it is a stuck needle a couple of times when my cleaning has been poor.

Cleaning seems to be everything with these things. And straight away too.
Don't even go to the toilet or answer the phone.
Clean the brush out. NOW!
by didihno
Sat May 20, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin to Styrene
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Does that include say, drinks bottles plastic? You would have to test them. Most of the clear ones are a PETG or variant, and can be glued that way, including solvent based glues (to themselves and other styrene). But many are not styrene, but polypropylene. And damn near nothing sticks to it. Same...
by didihno
Sat May 20, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin to Styrene
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Does that include say, drinks bottles plastic?
by didihno
Fri May 05, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Removal.
Replies: 116
Views: 93123

What are similar products for the European market?
It took me long enough to hunt down future floor wax! (brilliant stuff)
by didihno
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Styrene cements and construction
Replies: 67
Views: 56564

Dammit.
It was just the right shape too.
Back to the old drawing board, as Wil E Coyote said (once ever)....
by didihno
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Styrene cements and construction
Replies: 67
Views: 56564

Hmmm...this looks like the place..... Right I have a glue problem. I tried to glue a plastic rawl plug to a piece of soft plastic, kind of like a drinks bottle. At first I used polystyrene cement but it didn't take at all. So I tried super glue. Nope, no effect. So I tried 2 part epoxy. Nothing. I s...
by didihno
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Kestrel shuttle pinholes! Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Wouldnt a nice liberal coat of future solve this?
by didihno
Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Going to buy an airbrush this weekend.....
Replies: 15
Views: 3603

I use the first one you linked there, the Iwata revolution gravity feed. Its beautiful to use and well balanced, apart from that I'm not very experienced with airbrushes, its my first one! Did a lot of research before I got it though. An awful lot. I learned only to stay away from modeling brands, l...
by didihno
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future floor polish
Replies: 267
Views: 152556

I just shot my first ever coat of Klear through my Iwata at 15psi. It went on beautifully and dried within seconds. Thing is its very hard to judge volume when spraying and I ended up flushing out a lot of the Klear from panel lines, probably leaving streaks. Anyway I now have a Star Destroyer with ...