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by Chas
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

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

Wow! That is a really nice glow, it's a shame about the shrinkage.
by Chas
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Russian spammers
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Russian spammers

No spam posts in <thunderdome> or <marketplace> . . . interesting.
by Chas
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

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

As far as it's transparency from what I've seen the thinner you make it the more transparent the final product is. My understanding of the liquid is that it is used to alleviate the small whitish cracking that can occur when the clay dries. . If you are going to add colour to the clclay it is typica...
by Chas
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding

Have you checked out Sukeru-Kun transparent resin clay? It is not clear, more of a 'frosted' transparent look, but it does air dry. Chas, thank you so much! You are pointing me to so many products that are easily available to me. Typical feedback I get is usually suggesting stuff that is not availa...
by Chas
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding

Yeah this stuff softens in hot water so any material that generates too much heat when it cures won't do well. Now that I've said that I wonder if fiberglass resin might work as a casting material, can't remember if it heats up when it cures. It won't be water clear, so probably won't work for your ...
by Chas
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding

Searching for it leads me to something called SSP, but that involves a powder to activate it. From the video I saw, it seemed like Alteco Epo Putty is not as sticky as Tamiya 2-part epoxy putty. SSP-HG!!!??? I've wanted to get my hands on that stuff for years! I've seen it used by so many Japanese ...
by Chas
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding (aka Oyumaru)
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

Re: "Blue Stuff" reusable molding

That's the same material as OYUMARU that I've been using for a few years. I'm surprised you hadn't already discovered this stuff Greg. I first learned of it from seeing it being used on quite a few Japanese modelers' blogs. You might want to check around locally as it will most likely be cheaper for...
by Chas
Tue May 16, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10340

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

I love the Avatar on the right layout.
makes reading posts smoother for me - less distractions - content first.
by Chas
Mon May 15, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10340

Re: Re:

dont forget or neglect to do a full site backup before you begin the upgrade. 95,000 PM's needed to be upgraded..... That was step 17 of 29. there's almost 20 years of data here - messy, lossy data that need curating by hand. again - Dan's the Man. 20 years of forgotten questions repeated 6 times a...
by Chas
Mon May 15, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10340

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Much appreciation to those who made this all happen.
The new interface looks great. Haven't looked around yet, just wowed by all the "SHINY!" and came here to gush and say thanks!
by Chas
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Where can I get colored transparent plastic sheets?
Replies: 9
Views: 4160

Stationary dept of your local Dollar Store. look for clear plastic page dividers in various colours.
Like this
http://www.staples.ca/en/Cardinal-Multi ... CA_1_20001

But don't pay that much. Check the dollar stores first.
by Chas
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iwata Eclipse Help Needed!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

At the very back of the airbrush body is there a knurled knob that tightens and loosens? If so that is probably what limits the travel of the trigger/needle assembly. Try loosening it ans see if that doesn't return things to what you are use to.
by Chas
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How Do I Mask This
Replies: 11
Views: 3814

My results were not so good. It seems that every time I try and peel the parafilm off after painting the paint chips off as well. It's as if the paint doesn't want to stick to the resin.:( I've tried it twice with the same result. I did use a brand new blade so I would get the cleanest cut. I'm tem...
by Chas
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Clear Coating With Future Floor Wax
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

If you are using it as the final coat you may want to flatten it a bit (Tamiya flat base works) otherwise your ship will loose a lot of the sense of scale and end up looking like something from the 'Fast and Furious' franchise. :shock:
by Chas
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Micro Lathe set up for Dremels
Replies: 7
Views: 3426

Thanks Joseph.
Did you get the metal or wood working Taig?
by Chas
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Micro Lathe set up for Dremels
Replies: 7
Views: 3426

skymods wrote:Do you already have the mill?
No, but the versatility of this set up has me intrigued enough to be thinking about it.
by Chas
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Micro Lathe set up for Dremels
Replies: 7
Views: 3426

For the Lathe you need to have the MILL:
http://vanda-layindustries.com/index.html
scroll down about one third of the page.
by Chas
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Micro Lathe set up for Dremels
Replies: 7
Views: 3426

Micro Lathe set up for Dremels

http://vanda-layindustries.com/html/mil ... ories.html
Scroll down to bottom of page.
Anyone have one of these? Tried one? What's it like?
Barring direct experience Perhaps someone more familiar with lathes could provide some guesses on performance based on the info provided in the link?
by Chas
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Alluilite mold putty
Replies: 1
Views: 1816

Alluilite mold putty

Quick and dirty mold making putty. Anyone try it?
http://alumilite.net/ProdDetail.cfm?Cat ... ld%20Putty
by Chas
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottle equivalent of Tamiya AS-16 spray?
Replies: 5
Views: 3488

From what I saw fro google I suspected as much, hence the last part of my previous post.

Have you looked at the testors MM 2038?
by Chas
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bottle equivalent of Tamiya AS-16 spray?
Replies: 5
Views: 3488

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/paints-finishes-60/spray-as-%28aircraft%29-61800/as-16-light-gray-%28usaf%29-86516 I assume you want to brush it on for the touch-ups? Otherwise you could just decant it for use in an airbrush. According to this paint chart HERE it is FS 36492 which matches to Vallejo ...
by Chas
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica
Replies: 21
Views: 11160

Reading all the updates here also. Please don't stop posting.
by Chas
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: can paper print-outs be used as a surface finish and how?
Replies: 6
Views: 3290

I use this: http://www.krylon.com/products/matte-finish/ to seal graphite and charcoal portraits. Works perfectly. As for adhering it to the wood I would go with something like this: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Products/~/3M-Super-77-Multi-Purpose-Spray-Adhesive?N=539...
by Chas
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Issues with Microscale Liquid Decal Film- any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 3487

I've just been corresponding with Greg (Turkeyvolume guessingman) about this very issue. I tell you what I told him. I've had success spraying microscale decal film through my airbrush. I have a .3 mm needle a d went at around 25 psi. I didn't thin at all (affraid extra iso alchohol might encourage ...
by Chas
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: 2 part mold help (probably a really simple answer)
Replies: 7
Views: 3507

A neat trick we use to use when I was in the rapid prototype industry was to heat the Vaseline in an oven till it turned liquid. Much easier to get thin even coats that way.
by Chas
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: looking for some tiny detailing bits
Replies: 18
Views: 7989

For tiny roundy cylinder bits I take apart old lighters and mechanical pencils.
Dunno if that will help at all.
by Chas
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: help needed. How to sand a piece of resin perfectly flat
Replies: 8
Views: 3202

Yep, in tooling set up and marking out they call 'em surface plates. Usually made from granite, glass or sometimes cast iron. For plastic model building a granite floor tile would be a good substitute. I wouldn't put the tape underneath the sand paper though. I'd make it smaller than the surface of ...
by Chas
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Simplest way to duplicate 1:677 Voyager nacelle grille?
Replies: 6
Views: 5297

As far as the material for casting your grill I don't really have any suggestions or info other than I have heard that small batches of water clear polyurethane resin can be a bit tricky to mix up correctly so maybe consider mixing a larger amount than you need to get the ratio right the first time....
by Chas
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Suguru Anyone ever use this stuff?
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

Suguru Anyone ever use this stuff?

http://sugru.com/ Thinking I might try it for making small one piece moulds anyone have any experience with this stuff? I also have a link to an instructables article on making your own http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/ Gonna try this first to see if it will wor...
by Chas
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Fisheye attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

I usually place the cans in HOT water upto about the half way point for 5-10 minutes after I've shaken it for a solid minute. Then I shake it for another minute before I begin spraying. The Tamiya spray cans are terrific, but I try not to take their great performance for granted.