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by gsb5w
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: New Airbrush/Compressor
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: New Airbrush/Compressor

I spray both enamels and acrylics at lower pressures than most folks. I'm usually around 10 to 12 psi. My mixes are more like 3 parts thinner to 1 part paint. Ive read that adding a drop of flowaid to your thinner with acrylics helps so I picked up a bottle of that. You also might have clear paint d...
by gsb5w
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 131971

Re: Re:

I am using it on a resin kit where I joined two parts... About a week or so ago I used for the first time Aves' Apoxie Sculpt to make some fillets/joint reinforcements on a sci-fi kitbash from plastic models and for filling the backs of some Monogram/Revell 1/32 Apollo astronauts which will some da...
by gsb5w
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 131971

Re: The Abbey of Aves

There usually are some direction on how to do what you are asking on the package. Perhaps you could look up the MSDS fact sheet on that product as well for additional info.

Personally I've only used the traditional JB weld and I use a rag to wipe off excess that I don't want before it cures.
by gsb5w
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: The Abbey of Aves
Replies: 335
Views: 131971

Re: The Abbey of Aves

Glue the resin with CA or 5 minute epoxy. I would not trust Aves for glueing two halves on its own. Its great stuff for filling gaps and sculpting. The Aves goes on smoothly with a drop of water and just using your finger. You don't need special tools for sanding once its dry, all you need is the sa...
by gsb5w
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: cheap plastics or balaswood
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: cheap plastics or balaswood

If your project doesn't have to be very rigid then foamboard works great for making structure.
by gsb5w
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: LtPz Panther
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: LtPz Panther

Before the barrel got put on, the one image with the wings looked like a star warsy vehicle.

Nice progress.
by gsb5w
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Super Leopard Mk-XI Grav Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Super Leopard Mk-XI Grav Tank

Cool build.
by gsb5w
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Gonna give it a try
Replies: 4
Views: 715

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: 1206

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: 2289

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: 656

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: 1003

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: 3811

Nice scratch build.

Looking very good.
by gsb5w
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 62
Views: 7142

Good progress.

I like it.
by gsb5w
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 3203

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: 62
Views: 7142

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: 848

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: 2340

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: 2340

Welcome and awesome work.
by gsb5w
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Scratch-Building for Resin Casting
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

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: 1006

Link worked for me.
by gsb5w
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Plates In Space Challenge
Topic: Scotian Shipyards
Replies: 61
Views: 9169

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: 3636

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: 786

Acrylics settle out too.
by gsb5w
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush Dilemma.
Replies: 13
Views: 3252

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: 3169

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: 3169

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: 3169

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: 1579

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: 1579

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.