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by LobsterOverlord
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: vac metalizing
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

vac metalizing

Any one know of a place that will do one off vac metalizing for toys and models?

john m.
by LobsterOverlord
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: ROSS Plastic Model Cement
Replies: 0
Views: 1690

ROSS Plastic Model Cement

Hi all, I have a distributor that I buy shipping supplies from, and they have ROSS Plastic Model Cement in tubes, much like Testors brand. I picked one up, but havn't used it yet. Anyone know anything about the quality of this product? I can't find anything online about it, and it looks like their c...
by LobsterOverlord
Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: guy has injection molder in his house
Replies: 2
Views: 2129

I think this guy is proxiemodels.com, who makes some really cool, if not simplistic. while working for hoardobits.com, we contracted with hime to make some sprues of wargame parts. decent suff, but the plastic is more like pvc tham abs or poly styrene
by LobsterOverlord
Thu May 30, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: advice on stripping gold toy paint
Replies: 6
Views: 3024

Toy paint is literally a trade secret in China, which is why toys made in the USA don't have paint or do have paint but it doesn't hold up. Having tried to have toys made by the plant that does Hasbro/Mattel stuff (mid '00s mostly), they will not divulge their paint process. So as to say what it's m...
by LobsterOverlord
Mon May 20, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: RTV mistake, can it be saved?
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

I don't know which is funnier, the thought of the shaved dog, or the fact that you called it "unrelated"
by LobsterOverlord
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Anyone use Blue Hawks rotary tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 2711

Blue Hawk is the Lowe's Store brand of low price economy tools. They have Kobalt as their other brand of tools. I would pick it up, as I love lowe's store brand stuff. Good quality (albeit chinese-made most of the time) stuff. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it if it were something I needed to replace cu...
by LobsterOverlord
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin model construction
Replies: 36
Views: 30063

I have started using the new liquid Greenstuff from Games Workshop. IT's fantastic as a gap filler. I would like to know if there is the non-GW brand of this stuff, because it is fantastic, but not cheap.

John M.
by LobsterOverlord
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Got Resin?
Replies: 53
Views: 46626

I've been using Alumilite for years. The set time is a few minutes. What is the general set time of the "good" resins? My employer is having me look into decent quality stuff for manufacturing parts (garage kit kind of stuff) and we're trying to figure out what's going to be good for production, but...
by LobsterOverlord
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Greenstuff vs Blue/Gray stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Greenstuff vs Blue/Gray stuff

hi all,

I have some Kneadatite Blue/White epoxy ribbon. Does anyone know the difference between it and the Blue/Yellow "Greenstuff" epoxy?

I'm having far better luck with teh blue/white, however, the outer layer of the blue is hardened, so I'm having a heck of a time mixing it well.

JohN M>
by LobsterOverlord
Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: is battery corrosion reversible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

is battery corrosion reversible?

Hi all,

I had left the batteries inside an r/c item when I put it in storage a while back and of course, pulled it out and there was corrosion all over the springs. Obviously, I know the batteries are junk, but can the item itself be cleaned up any? and if so, with what?

Thanks,

John M>
by LobsterOverlord
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Aerial antennas (ea?) on tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

That is an awesome idea, thanks.

John M.
by LobsterOverlord
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Aerial antennas (ea?) on tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Aerial antennas (ea?) on tanks

Hi all, I'm looking at doing the antennas on each of my 40K Imperial Tanks, and trying to figure out the best materials. I've used very thin brass rod on some, but they don't look right, nor do the plastic ones that come with them. I've seen some use guitar wire, but is there a happy medium that can...
by LobsterOverlord
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Working with Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

TER-OR wrote:Usually these toys are held together with PVA or epoxy.
Is elmer's white glue the same thing as PVA?

John M>
by LobsterOverlord
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Working with Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Thanks for the info guys. I just have to dig out the clamps from teh garage.

John M>
by LobsterOverlord
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Working with Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Working with Wood

Hi all, I broke a toy of my son's, and it is a wooden firetruck. I don't work with wood much, so I have a question on this. It was held together only with glue. When putting it back together, should I use wood glue, will elmer's white work, or can super glue do? Should I sand down the glue that is t...
by LobsterOverlord
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Manufacturers question
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Thanks for the info. I suppose iKore could have just been using someone that had the same style of bottle. The french paint that has been Citadel Colour for the longest time is horrible and the pots are acrylic with microscopic holes that cause them to dry out too fast. I'll take a look at the found...
by LobsterOverlord
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Manufacturers question
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Paint Manufacturers question

HI all, I have a paint brand that i LOVE! I have bottles of this paint that are over 10 years old and are still as good as day 1. I do not know the MANUFACTURER Of them though, because they were sold through Games Workshop as Citadel Colour in the early/mid 90's. When GW switched to Citadel Paints (...