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by srspicer
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Good/inexpensive source for PETG plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Thanks very much, never would have thought of Amazon for these items!!
by srspicer
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Good/inexpensive source for PETG plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Good/inexpensive source for PETG plastic

Hello All, I am looking for a good source for PETG, clear plastic. I need to do some vac forming and it needs to be thin, .015, .010. I have looked around and I can only find sources that 'also' carry the stuff. I'm looking for a good online plastics supplier. Any help greatly appreciated, thanks in...
by srspicer
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: SRS Prototyping not at WF but..
Replies: 0
Views: 984

SRS Prototyping not at WF but..

Hello Everyone, I will have a presence there at the Timeslip table. George has kindly offered to make room for the REX-X kit. Show special price, $135.00. Also, anyone ordering over the weekend ill get $10.00 off of each kit purchase! Store page link; http://www.srsprototyping.com/store-2/ Hope ever...
by srspicer
Fri May 13, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: STYNYLREZ primer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Thanx much, that is a big help!
by srspicer
Fri May 13, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: STYNYLREZ primer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

STYNYLREZ primer?

Hi All, Has anyone here worked with this primer? The label states that it is a water based acrylic polyurethane. !?:shock: Also from the label; -Simple & easy application -Self leveling detail enhancing coverage -Excellent adhesion and durability -Dries to a hard flat finish -for use on plastics, me...
by srspicer
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Need help painting polypropylene
Replies: 14
Views: 4896

Wasn't there a discussion on MEK a while back and how nasty it is!? Good advice suggested already. There is also an automotive product called 'flex-ilizer'. It is made for bumper covers and all of the softer plastic parts that are supposed to flex in a collision. It is an additive for standard autom...
by srspicer
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting on highlighter / marker plastic
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

What I usually do is apply a good etch primer, automotive. Very light coats, you don''t want the primer to melt the plastic.

I would do the usual perp-work, strip the labels with coleman fuel, clean with soap & water & paper towel. Apply your primer next.

Images pls! :D
by srspicer
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: SciFi Blast Marks
Replies: 15
Views: 6425

What you have in the linked images looks good actually, IMHO.

I do see some seem lines that should have been filled, and maybe more bare metal exposed at the initial blast point.

I think the finished model looks really nice. :thumbsup:
by srspicer
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How do you remove stickum from a painted surface?
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

An excellent generic universal adhesive remover is Coleman fuel. No adhesive has ever resisted it, and does not attack most paints & finishes. I have use it on the paper labels with adhesive backing. Let the stuff soak a bit and gently work the surface and you will have success. With most chemicals,...
by srspicer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: What happened to Hobby Base Strip Styrene??
Replies: 3
Views: 2549

You can use solvent with .005 styrene, I do it all of the time. You have to use an industrial solvent, such as Resin-bond. R.B. evaporates almost instantly, therefore, small amounts on a fine brush will not melt the thin stuff. The trick is, to have the styrene strip in place, then make a couple of ...
by srspicer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: trying to make small, rivet-like detailing bits
Replies: 6
Views: 3981

What you could try; Press the domes in clay. Wall up around the area, pour in resin. You should then have a solid block with the raised domes on it. Take a safety razor blade, the kind you use for scarping paint, and carefully cut each dome off. Start at the outer rows and work in. You have to hold ...
by srspicer
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 20150

Getting there...
by srspicer
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Window making tool for the novice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2563

I have had to do this very thing for pattern work, so no, not crazy, crazy inventive!! I was given a TOS saucer in cast urethane to create a non-cannon design in 1:1000 scale. Small! The saucer was all smooth, no details. After scribing the defector lines, I had to indicate all of the windows, circu...
by srspicer
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 46
Views: 38550

Good trick! ( I've been doing the S.glue trick on stacked plastics for ever)
by srspicer
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Model miniatures for a movie project
Replies: 28
Views: 16855

Links are all denied to me as well. :x
by srspicer
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Accelerator supplier, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Thanks much!

I have not received a Micro mark cat in long time.


Scott
by srspicer
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Accelerator supplier, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Accelerator supplier, please.

Hi All, Looking fo a good supplier of CA accelerator or Zip Kicker. My local HS closed last year. :x I would get the large bottle and refill my atomizer. I have since purchased a small bottle at an HS further away. I use a lot of CA throughout the year so I need a lot of accelerator. It needs to be ...
by srspicer
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Ideas/source for rectangular tubing with rounded corner
Replies: 19
Views: 5525

Hey apsilon,

I have been told, but never investigated for myself, that you can have extruded aluminum created to your specs. Its worht a shop.

Good luck.

Scott
by srspicer
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Looking for How to scratchbuild Moveable Joints
Replies: 17
Views: 9812

Great minds.............^^^^
by srspicer
Thu May 19, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Place to buy greebles?
Replies: 30
Views: 17212

You might also consider investing in some styrene shapes, like form Plastruct or Evergreen Plastics. I have just about every shape they produce, half round, quarter round and even triangular shapes, 'i' beem, L beem, etc. When I mastered the TOS Galactica for Timeslip, I used only 5% kit parts for t...
by srspicer
Thu May 19, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Making Staright/Neat Panel lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 8404

I had forgotten about the 'Book of Aves' ! Very funny! :D

Yep, use all of those guides shown for scribing.
by srspicer
Thu May 19, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Making Staright/Neat Panel lines?
Replies: 20
Views: 8404

Ditto much of what has been said already. I actually covered this in the class I taught for Sci-Fi-U on Friday @W.F. this year. The dull Xacto blade is the way I scribe and that is what I discussed. I follow that with a fine point steel tool. Just a finely ground point, nothing fancy. Sand down the ...
by srspicer
Tue May 17, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Looking for How to scratchbuild Moveable Joints
Replies: 17
Views: 9812

I will ditto everything posted so far accept for using a hollow ball in the joint, you will crush it.

You can also use BIONICAL parts. I used them to breadboard a concept of a robot for a client, worked great. All of the products suggested will work fine. Good luck.

Scott
by srspicer
Sun May 01, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Alternative glues/solvents
Replies: 15
Views: 6027

Thanks for posting the MSDS, Kylwell. I took a look at REZ-N-Bond, since I have several quarts on hand, and found it had MC in it, which I was unaware. :shock: I knew it did not have MEK in it. The only difference with R-N-B, is that it welds ABS together and styrene to ABS. I don't know if Tenax or...
by srspicer
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Alternative glues/solvents
Replies: 15
Views: 6027

Yea, IMO AbsoluteSciFi, return it and purchase some Rez-N-Bond or similar solvent. :8)

Scott
by srspicer
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Full size urethane foam project
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Its exactly the same as Ren board, a urethane product. There are several different densities of Ren board, just like this stuff. Not that it matters to me, use what you feel comfortable with.

Scott
by srspicer
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Buying liquid cement in bulk?
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Hey MilleniumFalsehood, I use Rez-N-Bond for all types of plastics. It will weld styrene and ABS. I buy it in Gallon & quart containers. If you do a Google search you should be able to find it near you, maybe even have it shipped. Nothing personal, but I wish we could do without MEK. It is just sooo...
by srspicer
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: I have a lathe... cylinders beware!
Replies: 9
Views: 3505

I have an EMCO compact 10 like this one, onthe maker's cabinet stand, minus the milling head attachment; http://www.lathes.co.uk/emco/page7.html EMCO not ENCO! enco= China, EMCO= Austria= awesome! I have owned it for about 17 years, bought it used, never a single problem and accurate as hell! It has...
by srspicer
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Alternative glues/solvents
Replies: 15
Views: 6027

Hey B, Someone talked about using this stuff last year. MEK is used to dissolve various foams and plastics in the electro-plating process, amongst other things. It does a great job of dissolving and it has carcinogens in it. I use Rez-n-bond. I buy it by the gallon because I use it professionally. I...
by srspicer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Laser cutting service
Replies: 23
Views: 17901

I can vouch for Matt's work.

The balsa railings on his site were created for my HO scale Noah's ark, and they look great!

Scott