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by Rocketeer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Adhering Removable CAD Print Templates On Styrene
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Adhering Removable CAD Print Templates On Styrene

TazMan2000 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 am
Would white glue work?

TazMan2000
I've used white glue; the bond, of course, is not good; but if you're careful the template stays stuck well enough to finish cutting out the part.
by Rocketeer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Super Leopard Mk-XI Grav Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Super Leopard Mk-XI Grav Tank

Nice work, and very nice in-progress photography! Makes it a lot more informative.
by Rocketeer
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 62
Views: 6599

Re: a new project , Aldebaran

A very handsome ship! Good work!
by Rocketeer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: LtPz Panther
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: LtPz Panther

Looks like a fun project!
by Rocketeer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 62
Views: 6599

Re: a new project , Aldebaran

Looking good! My projects tend to have a lot of painting "errors", too :(
by Rocketeer
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Decals as masks?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Decals as masks?

Don't forget that on most decals, the clear film extends beyond the colored area. You'd have to trim the edges of each decal right up next to the color.
by Rocketeer
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 62
Views: 6599

Re: a new project , Aldebaran

Looking good! I like the bold paint job.
by Rocketeer
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Rubber for molds
Replies: 66
Views: 58203

Re: Rubber for molds

That ought to be very do-able. It'd have to be a two-piece mold, because the caps have holes in their backs and detail on their fronts. I just did a quick search, and found these: https://www.polytek.com/product-type/polyurethane-liquid-casting-rubbers They say that their rubbers can be cast in eith...
by Rocketeer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Toggle Switch options
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Toggle Switch options

I use a very similar toggle, from Radio Shack, and have never had any problems. On-off-on seems a good choice for your model, since in the center position, neither circuit is activated.
by Rocketeer
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel

One thing I've resolved to do: Prior to sealing up the model, do a burn-in test of the lighting, for an hour or so, to see if any problems are going to arise. Far better to find a faulty LED or a bad connection when you can fix it, than have it emerge after everything's glued, puttied, and painted.
by Rocketeer
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel

...if it were me I'd wire the LEDs in parallel, each with its own resistor. (cough cough cough) I'm a bit of a hypocrite, here. I just finished this model, which I'd had 95% completed for the longest time, and back when I rigged up the floodlights (couple years ago?), I made up three strings, each ...
by Rocketeer
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: 3 mm LED lights Series or Parallel

The point of the resistor is to limit the current going through the LED (typically to 20 milliamps). The formula for finding the resistor size is (Voltage of the battery -minus- voltage drop of the resistors / amperage). So for a typical single LED (usually about 2 or 3 volts forward voltage) runnin...
by Rocketeer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Will Purple Power affect model glue?
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Will Purple Power affect model glue?

Zysurge is right.

However, PP will remove lacquer-based putties (Squadron white, auto body spot putty). And sometimes PP will affect superglue joints.
by Rocketeer
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?

Oh, yes, I remember seeing those pics back in the day. Very charming! :)
by Rocketeer
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Faking cloth accessories for small figures?

Joseph C. Brown wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:38 am
For my build of the very first Moone flight...
You interest me strangely, friend. Do you have any pictures of the finished model? :)
by Rocketeer
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Power supply

Evan Designs offers reasonably priced 12V regulated power supplies:

http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/12vdcadapter.html

I've bought lots of stuff from them and they are a reliable supplier.
by Rocketeer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Material weight limits for base to model supports
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Material weight limits for base to model supports

Although you could in theory do engineering-type calculations and figure out the amount of deflection a brass or acrylic or steel rod or tube would have, it's probably easier to just buy yourself a handful of various size rods and tubes and experiment. In any event, it's not usually strength that's ...
by Rocketeer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2972

Re: Wonderfest Winners

I brought a dozen models, and I kinda lost track of what won what. When the winners list comes out, I'll have to untangle them. I am pretty sure what Aventine won, though. ;)
by Rocketeer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Return Roll Call
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Return Roll Call

The Seattle contingent got home Wednesday evening; and Thursday was show-and-tell at the Galaxy Hobby sci-fi club meeting. Mad Paul gave a very nice powerpoint, including graphs of front bumper squashed bug density over time, several pictures of King of Greeblies riding jackalopes, and a rundown of ...
by Rocketeer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2972

Re: Wonderfest Winners

sci-fi-bldr wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:30 pm
Thanks Guys...

Silver...1/350 Jug Hauler.....JPG Juggernaut...scratchbuilt Hauler and Container

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My friends and I all loved the Jug Hauler!
by Rocketeer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Return Roll Call
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Return Roll Call

We're in Sioux City, eating breakfast. Two more days to go!
by Rocketeer
Thu May 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: IRON MODELER 2017 SIGN UP HERE!
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: IRON MODELER 2017 SIGN UP HERE!

"Jiant Fighting Suit" ;)
by Rocketeer
Tue May 23, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: First time attendee suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: First time attendee suggestions?

I went through the events schedules posted on the Wonderfest website and made a little one-page matrix/schedule of what and where. If you'd like a copy (it's a pdf), send me a private message with your email address.
by Rocketeer
Mon May 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Things to bring
Replies: 35
Views: 2234

Re: Things to bring

Following your advice, I just called to check mine, and everything is good--but thanks for the reminder!
by Rocketeer
Sat May 20, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Things to bring
Replies: 35
Views: 2234

Re: Things to bring

Man, this thread went to pieces pretty quickly!
by Rocketeer
Thu May 11, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1624

...Very nice looking model If I didn't know already I'd have though it was a real car in the photo. And I don't see any yellowing so Tamiya must make good stuff. I saw what you did there. ;) The photo is of a real car, of course; I just wanted to illustrate what proportion of the paint was white. B...
by Rocketeer
Wed May 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1624

As I mentioned above ;) , a model car I built several years ago, painted with Tamiya clear, shows no signs of yellowing. I have to ask is the model car White or a different color? it seems to me that the yellowing will be more noticeable on a White model. It's red, white, and blue. That is, white m...
by Rocketeer
Wed May 10, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1624

As I mentioned above ;) , a model car I built several years ago, painted with Tamiya clear, shows no signs of yellowing.
by Rocketeer
Mon May 08, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: WF 2017 Demo Schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Thanks!
by Rocketeer
Sat May 06, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1624

I've used Tamiya clear and have not noticed any yellowing. Specifically, I used it (a lot of it!) on a JoHan '68 SCRambler model I built several years ago.