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by Migmaker
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 2467

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)

I wonder if the stuff could be used for filling back in drilled out windows for interior lighting, case in point, my 1/300 Seaquest Dsv replica 😄
by Migmaker
Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Technique for drawing bulkheads from drawings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Re: Technique for drawing bulkheads from drawings?

While its not exactly simple, if you have it, use a computer aided Drafting tool, or could always hand draft. Depending on the views you have, all the information you need is there, you just need to extrapolate it. To make a lofting, I use side elevation and top elevation and a 45 degree intersectio...
by Migmaker
Tue May 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10444

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

So,
Did we get an answer, pics or no pics??

Will
by Migmaker
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Tiny flexible hoses?
Replies: 29
Views: 13862

tiny springs work too
by Migmaker
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Tiny flexible hoses?
Replies: 29
Views: 13862

links don't seem to work
by Migmaker
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printers
Replies: 35
Views: 14307

or maybe the technology is there... :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oie1ZXWceqM
by Migmaker
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Stupid Tenax-7R Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5186

Marco is correct in how to use the Tanax or even Weld-on, assemble dry and swipe! done...course your build time will be cut in 3rds lol been building this way for many years :D

Will
by Migmaker
Fri May 04, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Perfect mirror metal finish - options and suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 8243

Kosutte Gin SUN (Paint)

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by Migmaker
Wed May 25, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Scribing - my way...
Replies: 25
Views: 25174

well everyone has chimed in here on how they scribe their lines. One of the more useful quick ways for film miniatures involved tape and primer and the forgotten mention, sandpaper. :D We've gone over this technique before , even a little comparison done as well. The argument was that you couldn't g...
by Migmaker
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Were I to sculpt a piece, could someone here cast it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

yeah.............. do it for Johnny! :D
by Migmaker
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: whats the best way to apply ambroid pro weld ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2753

assuming this is resin, like Weld-on, two words for ya....Camel Hair...synthetic brush hairs fuse or bind, camel hair doesn't :D

Will
by Migmaker
Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Scroll or band saw
Replies: 13
Views: 4318

well I'll just speak from experience here. I've used both and still have a scroll saw. first one was stolen. If you have a steady hand you can do the most amazing work with a scroll saw, a very good one can cut 1/2" wood like butter and amazing how fast you can go, they also don't bounce up and down...
by Migmaker
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Chrome Plating removed by 409
Replies: 12
Views: 3717

if you don't have the money for an airbrush you could always try killer chrome in a can too made by alsacorp..it's an aerosol and you dust it on..still a bit expensive at 39.00 a can but i've never found anything close for finish including alclad product...just my 2 cents all chrome should be spraye...
by Migmaker
Fri May 28, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: "Chrome" spray paint, anyone try it recently?
Replies: 20
Views: 10675

alsa's killer chrome is the only way to get a chrome look out of a can...and for 2 more days it's 50% off.. you have to apply it right though, and it must be applied over a high gloss black base. I ran a test on a blister pack for my disposable dust masks. it's easy to apply, but you have to dust it...
by Migmaker
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Tips on doing certain types of angles
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

Hmm, I didn't see this mentioned, could be wrong, but this is what I've done. Get ya some "L" stock and add the final side. The "L" stock comes in different leg lengths...you could even fill the "L" stock with superglue and accelerate it..I would use Zap gap filler if going that route...just some qu...
by Migmaker
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Tips on doing certain types of angles
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

what putty are you using ?

Will
by Migmaker
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: huge bubbles in my pressure-cast moulds???
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

It's true, I learned from one of the finest and not best mold makers out there many years ago....degassing (, de-airing,vacuuming) the rtv is a must, forget the pressurizing. Only need to pressurize the castings from the mold tool. I've been casting myself since 94, never did it the way you are. :D ...
by Migmaker
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Blue foam as a master?
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

just seal the foam with latex house paint then got to town with any thing you want to smooth it out, bondo fiberglass, whatever you wish
Will
by Migmaker
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Reducing technique (the Shrink-Ray!)
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

right i just meant that there could be issues since the front may contain mor rtv then the back, hope I am wrong though...
Will
by Migmaker
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Reducing technique (the Shrink-Ray!)
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

worth a try!...guess I can run some small tests... I've always only done the single pours though myself....I have however, used this little trick for many years so know the process well..
Cheers,
Will
by Migmaker
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Reducing technique (the Shrink-Ray!)
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

honestly, I've been thinking about this and come to the conclusion that I don't think it will work. This is mainly because in a two part mold, you will have a different volume of RTV back side verses the front, So with that in mind, my best estimate is this will only work for single open cavity mold...
by Migmaker
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Reducing technique (the Shrink-Ray!)
Replies: 10
Views: 4207

I see these are open cavity molds, same work for 2 part molds?
Will
by Migmaker
Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin ... leaking after wet?
Replies: 12
Views: 3498

well you could always just fill it with super glue( like Zap), hit it with kicker, smooth and move on...you'd be amazed what you can do with superglue, the hobby kind not the other...
Will
by Migmaker
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin ... leaking after wet?
Replies: 12
Views: 3498

sounds like it could be that the resin was inhibited by some reaction and never cured properly inside, leaching resin as it's referred to.
Will
by Migmaker
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Poor Paint Adhesion
Replies: 24
Views: 4975

same thing happened to me too...found out the primer i used wasn't compatable with the true laquer paints...make sure they are before wasting hours of painting work.
Will
by Migmaker
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will this work? (lofting question)
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Howdy, here's a tip on bondo, use latex( no Toulene) exterior house paint to seal the styrene, then once you have a barrier coat, bondo or fiberglass till your heart's content, even works for styrofoam... on the bondo use evercoat ice, featherfill, or Zgap. This body filler and glaze is all you'd ev...
by Migmaker
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Shrinking a mold or a cast by 30%
Replies: 63
Views: 26500

so which ratio worked best for you?
by Migmaker
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Shrinking a mold or a cast by 30%
Replies: 63
Views: 26500

I second that, please tell us about your experience and is your casting as hard as resin>? keep minds out of gutter please!
Will
by Migmaker
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Shrinking a mold or a cast by 30%
Replies: 63
Views: 26500

so give us the scoop on how you obtained these results please
Will
by Migmaker
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best Gold Paint?
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

i used Mister Color Gold for my Glaives, it has a sort of antique gold look...it's what I wanted anyway
Will

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