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by gsb5w
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Gonna give it a try
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Gonna give it a try

Links work for me.

Interesting to see what you come up with.
by gsb5w
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Beginner Airbrush Setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Beginner Airbrush Setup?

I've never had a single action. Only two double actions.
by gsb5w
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

Re: Wonderfest Photos

Link does not open to public.

For me it goes to a FB sign in.
by gsb5w
Tue May 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: I need help working with decals
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Sometimes on long decals you might want to cut them into smaller more manageable peices. I use a combo of micro set and micro sol from microscale. I also will use future to float the decals on as well with great success. I have a bottle of Solvaset but haven't used it yet. It was a recommendation fr...
by gsb5w
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Craft Paint on Model Kits?
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Lots of good YouTube videos out there on the subject. I sprayed both black and yellow colors through my airbrush without much problems. Seemed to get dry tip more often if memory serves. I thinned them with Testors thinner and future. The future helps give the paint a harder finish when cured in my ...
by gsb5w
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: flying dinnerware!
Replies: 26
Views: 3295

Nice scratch build.

Looking very good.
by gsb5w
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 53
Views: 5426

Good progress.

I like it.
by gsb5w
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 2619

For styrene I would recommend Tenax, Ambroid or Tamiya extra thin.
by gsb5w
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 53
Views: 5426

I like what you're doing.

Thanks for posting.
by gsb5w
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Display stand rod question
Replies: 5
Views: 700

I'm not aware of any calculations, sorry.

I've always just cut lengths of coat hanger wire. Seems to work well.
by gsb5w
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: new on this forum , scratch building.
Replies: 14
Views: 1996

Excellent progress.

Thanks for posting.
by gsb5w
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: new on this forum , scratch building.
Replies: 14
Views: 1996

Welcome and awesome work.
by gsb5w
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: My photo gallery of the 2016 WonderFest
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Thanks for the link.

Lots of cool stuff there.

One sweet VF4 as well.
by gsb5w
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratch-Building for Resin Casting
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

It sound like the fit of your part is in a bind. That might be causing the bow.

I Never had a problem with the glue you mentioned bowing parts.

Melt plastic together on the other hand, yes. That's a good thing.
by gsb5w
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Website Is Back Up!
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Link worked for me.
by gsb5w
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Scotian Shipyards
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

You are in need of a belt sander to get that ring off.

My first thought of the ship design is that the front half reminded me of the USS Defiant from DS9.

Good luck.
by gsb5w
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: 2 part mold help (probably a really simple answer)
Replies: 7
Views: 3436

I have always poured my second half shortly after brushing on the mold release. No problems here. I wonder if the second pour went around the edges and down the sides of the first half and stuck to that. I have had that happen before so I brush a light coat of release agent around the sides of the f...
by gsb5w
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Shelf Life of Model Master Acryl paints?
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Acrylics settle out too.
by gsb5w
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush Dilemma.
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

I would recommend two airbrushes. One for general coverage of large areas and one for finer stuff. I own a siphon fed Iwata DA that sprays beautifully and an Aztec DA that has interchangeable tips for larger projects. The key is the thinness of the paint and air pressure. I did play with a Grex pist...
by gsb5w
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Source for ribbed tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2886

I seem to remember seeing flex straws included in those sport drink containers.
by gsb5w
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Source for ribbed tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2886

jim w wrote:Heat shrink tubing over a spring.
Thats clever. Have you tried it?
by gsb5w
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Source for ribbed tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2886

I've seen guys use guitar strings before.

Never mind, that won't be thick enough. You may try threaded rod lengths from the hardware store.
by gsb5w
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future floor wax beading up?
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

I now wonder if it may have had some release agent/film on it from the manufacturing process. Hopefully you rinsed the future off before it dried and you can scrub the part with some soap and water then try again.
by gsb5w
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Future floor wax beading up?
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

When you say bead up, does it look like air bubbles or orange peel?

Or something else?

If its old future you might need to thin it with some water.

My first thought was maybe hi humidity but Marco's idea is probably most likely.
by gsb5w
Tue May 31, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Really nice scratch build.
by gsb5w
Fri May 27, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Practicing panel line preshading
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Everything you need to know about airbrushing is on YouTube. I spent lots of time watching tutorials myself. You may even want to search your area for a local ipms or amps plastic model club because those guys will also share knowledge.
by gsb5w
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How do you remove stickum from a painted surface?
Replies: 10
Views: 2344

Paint thinner is not supposed to affect acrylics so if it were me I would give it a try.
by gsb5w
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sanding In Small or Tight Areas
Replies: 10
Views: 3681

by gsb5w
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Steampunk creations
Replies: 10
Views: 12593

I like the steam punk stuff too.

That Bolter looks more like an ork Slugga.
by gsb5w
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: SciFi Blast Marks
Replies: 15
Views: 6432

I know this is a few months old but I saw this a few weeks ago. Use Snap-N-Pops! Those little twisted pieces of paper with the little rocks inside. Loved these as a kid. Tape the tale to you your model and then use your finger, snap a rubber band on it, etc to pop it. It will leave a nice little bl...