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by woozle
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: A most unepected greeblie source
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: A most unepected greeblie source

pictures or it didn't happen
by woozle
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: New Contest ?
Replies: 21
Views: 14225

playing catchup... How about a Starwars Crossover contest. in StarWars, the Old Republic apparently, lasted a thousand years (or at least, the civilization did).. what about a WW-II era contest in the StarWars Universe. X-wing biplanes, Diesel-powered walkers, Continent Destroyers, jack-booted storm...
by woozle
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Source for sheet styrene -
Replies: 12
Views: 4422

depending on what you actually need, walmart garage sale signs are fair quality and cheap. It's not as soft as evergreen sheet plastic though.
by woozle
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: Next contest - Too soon?
Replies: 7
Views: 5052

I'm kinda inspired by Craig Sachs armed apollo capsule
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2814403 ... ment_reply
and think an alt-retro-contest might be fun. Think of it as "60's-Punk".
by woozle
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What are the benefits of a OIL wash vs Acrylic
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

I 'grew-up' with games workshop's school of acrylic washes in the 80s and found that there is a difference. Oil washes give a warmer finish that accentuates surface texture while acryl washes tend to pool in low areas to shade them with more contrast. For instance, doing a human figure, I like to gi...
by woozle
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Revell Night Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Makes me think of Poly-S Grimey Black.
by woozle
Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Removing Sharpie (yeah... I know)
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

rubbing alcahol... GOOF OFF... simple green.
by woozle
Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Aves Apoxie Scuplt - What's the trick??
Replies: 46
Views: 13808

hmm.. yes.. i think that's my thing too.
by woozle
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Aves Apoxie Scuplt - What's the trick??
Replies: 46
Views: 13808

I've had the same issue.. you can crease it with your fingernail. Half the time, it's because I model in my garage and it's cold, so it needs a few days to cure completely.. but I've also seen a couple cases where it just plane didn't cure after a week and that mist be a bad guess on the 50/50 mix. ...
by woozle
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Mr Surfacer
Replies: 133
Views: 95894

Nice Thing about Mr. Surfacer is that it doesn't fill/cover details while it doesn't smooth-over scratches. I use it as well as Aves for big fills and Squadron for small fills.
by woozle
Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Aves Sculpt cure time? (new problem)
Replies: 44
Views: 11812

Personally, for seam filling, I prefer Squadron Green putty. The solvent makes the green putty bind much better and it also cures rock hard.
Here's an example of using both together, from my WILD WOOZLE fighter
http://home.comcast.net/~thewoozle/models/f309_05.jpg
by woozle
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Aves Sculpt cure time? (new problem)
Replies: 44
Views: 11812

I've found that if you don't get a good 50/50 mix, it won't cure completely. I've never checked it in less time then the next day.
by woozle
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing: Home-made decals
Replies: 56
Views: 49276

I've been using Testors decal paper, printed from WORD or PAINT, with my inkjet and I'm starting to lose patience, anybody actually like it?
by woozle
Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: using Microset/sol with testers decal paper
Replies: 0
Views: 1012

using Microset/sol with testers decal paper

I'm getting ready to print decals for my space-fighter and it just occured to me that I didn't know... anybody have experiences with using testers Inkjet decal paper and vinigar-esque setting solutions? I plan to put the decals down on a surface of future Model polish.
by woozle
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Face Painting - 1/6th scale - tips and suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 3538

By the way, here's the Archer's page for eyes and tattoos:
http://www.archertransfers.com/catFig.html
by woozle
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future yellowing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3899

Other then the possibility of chemical contamination (from the pait itself, I suppose), the only thing that could cause yellowing would be sunlight over time, though that's a very short period of time.
by woozle
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: powering a computer fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

I spent $1.99 at Goodwill for a desk-fan and used that.
by woozle
Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: wheel-bays on a 1/72nd MIG 29
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

Have you considered buying a cheap 1/72nd plane with similar landing gear wells? I did a quick google search and was suprised that nothing jumped out at me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:MiG-29_Fulcrum_B.jpg http://www.pantonov.com/index.htm?http%3A//www.pantonov.com/gallery/graf-ignatievo-50/P...
by woozle
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: storing paint bottles, up, down, or on the side?
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

storing paint bottles, up, down, or on the side?

I've been keeping my tamaya and Model master acrylic bottles upside down, with no problem beyond needing a good shaking. I'm thinking about putting them on their sides, instead, in a 'spice rack'. Any thoughts on that method of storage?
by woozle
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alright, shopping for a new airbrush...
Replies: 27
Views: 8912

I was shopping with the same criteria a couple years ago and my Badger-155 is PERFECT. It's dual action, which means that you press down for the air flow and pull back for the amount of paint. I set the needle so that when I press down, it makes a pencil-thin line and for more, I pull back. I can't ...
by woozle
Tue May 16, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Thinning my Blessed Aves...
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

What an odd zombie.
by woozle
Mon May 15, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Thinning my Blessed Aves...
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

I have yet to have much real success thinning Aves, but I've found that if I make a fairly small ball of aves and roll it out, then work it with warm water with just a drop of dish soap, it can press into the space in question is quiet soft and pliable, then just wipe the watered excess away. It's a...
by woozle
Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Wood grain simulation
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

yabbut, that's in a soft material like resin or putty.. what about a nice painted wood grain. The easiest effect I've seen is to get a brown pen and draw the grain on, then a thin oil or other wash over it to color the wood and soften the pen marks. You could do this with a black pen for knot-holes ...
by woozle
Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Who collects stuff for scratch building?
Replies: 356
Views: 206447

You want Greebles? The other day, Goodwill yielded a complete Star Wars Walker kit (in the Empire Strikes Back box, no less), for two bucks. Alas, no instructions, but that's okay :D
by woozle
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Soyuz Solar Panels?
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Hmm. Smoke over chrome might be an idea for American panels.
by woozle
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Hi I'm new to the site any good ideas for kitbash kits
Replies: 12
Views: 2941

My rule of thumb, is usully, the number of parts in a kit. i also scrounge half-build model kits at goodwill for a buck. A lot of us here are also waiting for the new starwars Droid Tank to drop in price (it's a dorky subject) for kitbashing fodder.
by woozle
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: I did a veeeeery stupid thing. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Would an Amonia Bath clean it all off, to start over?
by woozle
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: I will never hand-brush canopies again
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

heh.. s'ry.. just giving ya a hard time. I can never brush a canopy either, though i'm trying to get a tinted Future technique to work.. but all i'm really gettihng good at is amonia baths to clean it off. :D
by woozle
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: I will never hand-brush canopies again
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

and this relates to not hand-brushing.. how? are you airbrushing instead?