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by The Arbiter
Mon May 29, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 6827

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:56 am
onezero wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 6:47 pm
What else do y'all want to know?
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
African, or European?
by The Arbiter
Thu May 11, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Light defusing?
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Although not directly related to model building, the following might contain some useful information* : http://www.overclock.net/t/1187138/banthracis-led-acrylic-lighting-testing-murdermod-luminous-panel-analysis. Thanks for that link. I used to be heavy in the modding community and then "life" hap...
by The Arbiter
Thu May 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10540

If images in signatures are going to be allowed, I think we all need to limit ourselves on that. I've been on model forums (I think FineScale does it), where some sigs are compilations of logos for all their favorite organizations, pictures of their favorite models, their wives and dogs, plus five ...
by The Arbiter
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Micro-mini slide switches--NEED--
Replies: 3
Views: 2684

What about old printers and computers, etc? There is a world of yummy stuff on the main boards. Printers especially have many types of switches. You could probably get them for free from a Freecycle or Freeshare group in your area.
by The Arbiter
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: how to use photoetch parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

When I was a teen, I frequently used PE cockpit kits for my aircraft. You could get plane specific controls with little bits of round and square plastic to make 3-d controls. I attached them with C/A glue, in fact I used Crazy Glue™ brand because there was nothing else. There are many types of CA no...
by The Arbiter
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Future as setting solution
Replies: 9
Views: 2847

It work for smooth, regular surfaces with thin decals. Anything convoluted or thick decals and the decal won't conform to the surface. Not correct. Take a look at this mid-60s Monogram Helldiver I made last year, using 40 year old decals from the box. The decals were affixed with non-thinned Future...
by The Arbiter
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Removing paint from clear resin
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Thanks for the help and advice guys, I have it soaking as I type. :D
by The Arbiter
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Removing paint from clear resin
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Removing paint from clear resin

I used the search feature and found nothing that could answer my question. I have been, for about 10 yrs now, off and on, working on a 1995 Caprice Police car for my State Police officer brother. It is an exact replica of his last "blue and grey" . I painted the light bar (and clear resin Whelen EDG...
by The Arbiter
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Hand-soldering 0402 LEDs... Total failure!
Replies: 12
Views: 7598

If these are SMA LEDS, why not just get two soldering pencils with teensy tips and hit both sides at the same time? Back in the late nineties, I worked at Ericsson building power amps for the cell towers and that is how we repaired SMA components . Granted, being able to look thru a Bausch and Lamb ...
by The Arbiter
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: scale calculator program for my pc (is missing)
Replies: 13
Views: 5387

Norton frequently make such mistakes. It is a bloated and inefficient program, I use AVG free instead. It is very good and...well, free
by The Arbiter
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: eye damaging bright LEDs
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

That sounds like an excellent source of engine light. Put one of the Sun bright LEDs in your Star Destroyer's engine bells and viola!