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by El Gato
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Wonderfest Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: Wonderfest Photos

Thanks for the pictures! Out of curiosity who made the U.S.S. Hood and Repulse? Was it Admiral Buck? They look awesome like all of his builds. I'm not a JJ Trek hater, but Admiral Bucks designs are always incredible and would have been great updates for the TOS design aesthetic. Chris I'm not sure ...
by El Gato
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Return Roll Call
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Return Roll Call

Stu Pidasso wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:50 pm
I'm home, and I'm so God/!^$&*@$ tired...
This is me, several days later. Want to thank those I met for making it a memorable WF. This was easily the best year yet, meeting "new" people and catching up with those I'd met in prior years.
by El Gato
Wed May 17, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10445

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

onezero wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 12:01 pm
3) Inline Images -- Since Users can now choose if and how they want to see 'em, the restrictions on posting inline images are lifted.
\:D/ \:D/ \:D/
by El Gato
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Friday Class - Sci Fi Modeling School
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Thanks again!
by El Gato
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Friday Class - Sci Fi Modeling School
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Thanks!
tom grossman wrote:Yes. We will be talking about that.

You can also attend my Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance Demo Sunday at 2 PM.
Wait, I was talking about the sable brushes. But I could stand to have a refresher on airbrushes too. It would do me good.
by El Gato
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Who is going?
Replies: 60
Views: 6160

Rocketeer wrote:
Devin wrote:Looks like I'll be able to make it for my first time attending this year. Looking forward to it!
Bring plenty of money! :)
Wise advice.

I'll be there. :)
by El Gato
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Friday Class - Sci Fi Modeling School
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Will the class include some tips on how to take care of brushes? I know some, but could stand to learn more :)
by El Gato
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Plastruct Weldene works on resin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

Thanks DaveVan. I really did not trust it, so I pulled on the pieces really hard and managed to separate them. I will use CA to join them when I'm ready. Best part is that the fit is now very snug
by El Gato
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Plastruct Weldene works on resin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

Plastruct Weldene works on resin?

A good friend of mine gave me the VA Miniatures 2500 scale "Command Cruiser." I don't like the design, so I'm doing my own thing. I decided to turn it into a deep space science vessel, so I scratchbuilt a support strut out of styrene for a sensor pod that would fit where the third nacelle was suppos...
by El Gato
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: My 1 Day Build, Starting Nov 2nd at Midnight
Replies: 3
Views: 3275

How did it go?
by El Gato
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Vinyl Model Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

Do you know the name of it?
by El Gato
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Vinyl Model Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

Hey, thanks for the quick replies! Really appreciate the tips!
by El Gato
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Vinyl Model Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

Vinyl Model Construction

I have not built a vinyl kit in two decades (literally, the first and last one I did was in 1993). All I remember is that I needed to reinforce the parts from the inside and that you have to be careful because some paints can dissolve vinyl. I can't remember what glue I used... So now that I have th...
by El Gato
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Peeling resin?
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Jimi - I'll try to take a couple of pics tonight or tomorrow and post them.

UPDATE: I will be getting replacement parts soon, so that's very cool :)
by El Gato
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Peeling resin?
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Thank you both for the comments and suggestions. I'm going to try these one at a time and hopefully something works.
by El Gato
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Peeling resin?
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Peeling resin?

Eons ago I got PNT's Mini Mechas' Avenger Class model. This morning I started working on it and the resin on the engines and torpedo pod is coming off in layers. As first they were thin sheets so I thought it was leftover mold material, but now the sheets are getting thicker. Does anyone know what's...
by El Gato
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: One-Day Build Challenge: 1/4 Bf110C Instrument Panel
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

Well, he could be. You know, AMS. It affects us all :P

Seriously, he could have completed it and shown it off at one of the meetings I didn't attend. Or he brought it in soon after he bought it to show it off, did the usual sprue fondling and then put it away unbuilt.
by El Gato
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: One-Day Build Challenge: 1/4 Bf110C Instrument Panel
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

Someone in my model club is building this kit too, though it's been a couple of months since he brought it to a meeting. Loved what you did with it, though. The "used" looks is impressive
by El Gato
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

Thanks, I hadn't explored the option of hollowing it out with the vendor. It might make a difference
by El Gato
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

The idea came from looking at an RBoP and seeing the curvature of the ship as half a warbird. If I were to attach two RBoPs together by connecting the top of the nacelles it would create a TOS version of a warbird. The question became what to do with the head. Since TOS had an art decco flavor in it...
by El Gato
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

Oh, you guys still want to see it? :lol: OK, I'll post the pic here tonight
by El Gato
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

skymods wrote:
El Gato wrote:I would have to figure out how to make a jpg out of Google SketchUp
That's simple, go to

File>>Export>>2d Graphic

It will save a jpg of your current screen.

Dave
Thanks, Dave
by El Gato
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. Shapeways may be the route I go. I'll have to find out if they can print at angles:

View of the part from the top:

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I can split that in half and have them print both halves... :-k
by El Gato
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

Thanks Ziz, but it's not a base. Its the "head" of a concept TOS-era Warbird scratchbuild idea I have. That's what's giving me pause about the cost because it's meant to go on a one-off model
by El Gato
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

Sort of. Think of a three dimensional "Hecho en Mexico" eagle:

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9 ... MDE1URamtA

I would have to figure out how to make a jpg out of Google SketchUp
by El Gato
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cost of 3D Printing?
Replies: 20
Views: 7446

Cost of 3D Printing?

So I designed this little thing (about 6 cm x3 cm x3 cm) and asked the printer guys that my wife's firm uses for their stuff and I got a quote of $150. I didn't expect it to be cheap, but I didn't expect it to be that, either. Think of something with somewhat of a complex shape... and please indicat...
by El Gato
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: First ODBC Winners!
Replies: 10
Views: 6747

Thanks for the kind words, Richard.

I'm down for another try, especially if it's before the madness of the holidays. I'm looking at a couple of kits that might fit the bill...
by El Gato
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: First ODBC Winners!
Replies: 10
Views: 6747

To be honest, I thought I was going to come in third. And you're right, that General Li is something else!
by El Gato
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: First ODBC Winners!
Replies: 10
Views: 6747

Yay! Now I can post to say that it was an honor to compete against Arvel and Ed. Your entries were very good really well made. I was telling my friends about them.
by El Gato
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: The One-Day Build Challenge
Topic: 1-Day build, take 2 (another Bandai Starblazers mini)
Replies: 14
Views: 7033

Well, that's not how I took it. I simply misunderstood the rules. I understand why there's a need for anonymity, something I guess I glossed over when reading them the first time. My bad.