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by Johnnycrash
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets

EVApodman wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:27 pm
In aviation a blue lens on the navigation light looks green at a distance.
Yeah, in the off position, the lens looks more blue. But when on, it's green light coming out.
by Johnnycrash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets

Forgot to mention that yes, they only activate during take off and landing, or when NOT in combat. During combat, they are turned off, and they use a different light system. Ever see those long, lime yellow/green strips?? Those are lights. https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-3d62680426df5afeb3bc7c...
by Johnnycrash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Questions about navigation lights on fighter jets

Steady red on forward port (left) wing tip, steady green on forward starboard (right) wing tip, and steady white on rear, strobe red on top (fuselage or more common, top of tail), strobe red under nose, and sometimes strobe white rear port wing tip and strobe rear starboard wing tip.
by Johnnycrash
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Traveling Model II
Topic: Team Hosers! (or whatever...)
Replies: 133
Views: 37416

Re: Team Hosers! (or whatever...)

Sounds good to me.

Hey! Ho! Lets go! \:D/

Any pics of the changes/progress you made on No. 1 ship??
by Johnnycrash
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Model Master Flanker medium blue replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Still available, if you know where to look.

Third item from the bottom.

https://www.centralhobbies.com/cat4.php ... m=16#begin
by Johnnycrash
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratch-Building for Resin Casting
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Should I use a thicker cement that I can spread evenly, or something else? Thin cement/glue is better overall. Without seeing the part, it's hard to tell. It might be keeping it a secret, that's fine. If you could show a pic, might be able to tell you more. Sometimes, with slight extra pressure, fl...
by Johnnycrash
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Tiny circut to blink a light??
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Thanks guys. The blinky LED seems to be the choice. Now I need to find an itty-bitty switch to go with it.
by Johnnycrash
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Tiny circut to blink a light??
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Tiny circut to blink a light??

He all,

Looking for the simplest design to run 1 LED and have it blink, powered by a button battery, with an on/off switch.

And I have a VERY tight space for all the parts: 3/8" x 3/8" x 1" with the LED at the top, and switch at the bottom.
by Johnnycrash
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: best chemical to break down CA glue?
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Depends. To disassemble a model... razor saw, and/or force. Unstick from the bench, or skin, nail polish remover. The polish remover WILL melt plastic. So...
by Johnnycrash
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Good/inexpensive source for PETG plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 803

While they only have 020 PETG Clear listed, it will thin on the draw. :D PETG Vivak - Sheet & Film For thinner stuff, 010 and 015, best I have found is on Amazon.com - But it's polycarbonate (which is good for thermal forming too). Polycarbonate Sheet - Clear Gloss - 24x48x.010 Polycarbonate Sheet -...
by Johnnycrash
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Plastic Interceptor E parts
Replies: 11
Views: 2617

KLINGON CAV wrote:I noticed all the new ones were blow molded.
I wanted the styrene.
Why wouldn't they be styrene?? Blow molding is a process, not a material.
by Johnnycrash
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?
Replies: 77
Views: 8818

1138thx wrote:Define "Plate". You mean something you eat on or something that covers a boiler?
Scotaidh wrote:Challenge Rules (amended)

9) For the purposes of this Challenge, “plate” means something on which one might serve food.
by Johnnycrash
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?
Replies: 77
Views: 8818

Scotaidh wrote:9) For the purposes of this Challenge, “plate” means something on which one might serve food.
Ummm...
by Johnnycrash
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting Pippets
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Rogviler wrote:... I've vowed to remain on my toes. :wink:
We add an e or u just cause, we remove an e here and there, and just for fun, throw in a zed or three.
by Johnnycrash
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting Pippets
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Rogviler wrote:Is "pippet" another Canadian thing? Is it pronounced "pip it"? Just curious.
Pipe-et. Meaning little pipe. :D

Sorry Mr. Thomas E. Johnson, I gave you Amazon.com, instead of .ca. Looks like you will need to order from the USA anyways, so...
by Johnnycrash
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting Pippets
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

by Johnnycrash
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?
Replies: 77
Views: 8818

stargazer wrote:...standard ceramic dinner plate... Or plastic picnic one :D
Yes. As long as it's a plate, you can play.


Scotaidh wrote:... – whatever you wish is OK, with the exception of animal products[/color]
So, no leather, feathers, natural glues...
by Johnnycrash
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Traveling Model II
Topic: Team Hosers! (or whatever...)
Replies: 133
Views: 37416

Yes?? Can I help you?? Hey Blap! Any update on the one you were going to finish?? As for the other one... If it hasn't been sent out already, put my address on it, and send it if there is no Canada Post lock-out. (I could have sworn I sent a similar email out WAY long time ago about this - Oh well)
by Johnnycrash
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Casting resin ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Casting resin ??

flyfort17 wrote:Will it get hot enough to melt the plastic hull?
No.
by Johnnycrash
Thu May 19, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratch-Building for Resin Casting
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Scratch-Building for Resin Casting

abledog wrote:My main concern is that the sheet plastic I'm using is a bit on the thin side. How thin do you think I can get away with, so that the resin isn't too brittle?
Many factors: Size, configuration, geometry, parts assembly needs...

Smaller parts can be thinner, and larger parts should be thicker.
by Johnnycrash
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: vac metalizing
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

by Johnnycrash
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint layering for lighting?
Replies: 8
Views: 2389

You can save a lot of time and masking if you use aluminum muffler tape for the inside. It's opaque, and gives you the reflective interior to max the light. It comes in many sizes, and is self-adhesive.

Muffler Tape
by Johnnycrash
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What's the best way . . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

As with resin... Warm water. And then press them between a couple of flat heavy objects. If that's not enough, use even warmer water (as in hot, just don't use your fingers to fish them out).
by Johnnycrash
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Frickin' Lasers
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

MillenniumFalsehood wrote:This isn't too big of a deal, honestly.
Thanks. That is pretty easy. I may put an eye out yet. :D
by Johnnycrash
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin Kits -- Recommend a Good Primer?
Replies: 25
Views: 7112

TazMan2000 wrote:That automotive etching primer...do you have a brand name that works for you?
It's just called "Primer" from Canadian Tire. It's oxide red. I think it might also come in grey (used to). But I find that the grey doesn't cover very well.
by Johnnycrash
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin Kits -- Recommend a Good Primer?
Replies: 25
Views: 7112

Re: Resin Kits -- Recommend a Good Primer?

Answer The First: Just about ANY primer will work fine. It's more about preparing the resin surface for paint. Wash the resin parts in warm water and a mild soap (dish), as this will remove the silicone oils, along with any mold release used.. Then spray with your favourite primer. *I* personally pr...
by Johnnycrash
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Frickin' Lasers
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Very true. But... Cool yes, but that's a little complicated than I need. I am looking at being able to resize the circle to precise (enough) dims by moving them out/inward together ( like this or something ), and spinning at probably no more than 10rpm or so. I'll have to get a few of the diodes and...
by Johnnycrash
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Frickin' Lasers
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Thanks Ant. I thought I may have had to quite this entire forum when no one answered me instantly. :D So, I ONLY need a power source, and I should be good?? And you suggest the button batteries. Perfect if so. For the Circle Maker, the laser head or whatever it's called needs to spin. Hard to do wit...
by Johnnycrash
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Frickin' Lasers
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Frickin' Lasers

Have any of you out there had any experience with these or similar laser pointers?? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R73MCZE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A321U5OH73UZ8M http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JJXI5OC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3N1T0K02X500M From what I can ...