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by Glorfindel
Wed May 24, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10440

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

onezero wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 10:37 pm
bookmarks, people.
Yeah did that already. :D
New site looks great BTW. Nice job John...very well done.
by Glorfindel
Mon May 22, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10440

Re: Forum Upgrade Coming

Hey maybe I'm just not seeing it but is there a link to the SSM store here?
by Glorfindel
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Resin Kits -- Recommend a Good Primer?
Replies: 25
Views: 7351

I pretty much use gray sandable acrylic auto primer on my builds. Sometimes, depending on whether I want "pre-shading" underneath, I use black. I have found that most rattle can primers except Mr.Color and Tamiya fill too much detail for most builds. You really cannot beat the airbrush primers for ...
by Glorfindel
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: AMT ProShop X-Wing
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

This should satisfy your hunger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgqvkrxHmxs The kits rice bulbs were switched out for LED's. The servo operating the canopy was a very ingenious idea added on by millennium falsehood. There actually are plenty of these kits completed that are out there. Like most bui...
by Glorfindel
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printers
Replies: 35
Views: 14307

So much for a 2D image not having the info for 3D. Clearly didn't have to wait 20 -30 years for that tech. 3 more yeas and they'll perfect that stuff. What is it Dr. Malcom said, oh' yeah, "Life will find a way."
by Glorfindel
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: How do you get that Scratched-Paint look?
Replies: 12
Views: 7837

With all due respect boys what I think Adam is asking for is the effect for making scratched steel, not chipping which everyone is telling him. A look like this: http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx229/Iluvmlb/scratchedsteel_zps35945089.jpg Salt, Maskol, Liquid Mask, hair spray alone with the right...
by Glorfindel
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Bundling fiber optic
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Bundling fiber optic

Curious as to how guys proceed with this. This is in regards to loose strands, from two or three strands to, say 50. Do you just stuff them in to a tube, straw, cut pipe? Hot glue, white glue them in said tube so they don't pop out? Use shrink wrap around the LED or just electrical tape? Do you let ...
by Glorfindel
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Never mind Mr. Surfacer! TRY TO FIND
Replies: 7
Views: 2676

I've seen it at Ace Hardware as well.
by Glorfindel
Thu May 30, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: advice on stripping gold toy paint
Replies: 6
Views: 3074

Lacquer thinner.
by Glorfindel
Tue May 28, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Anyone ever glue Lighting gels to plastic?
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Simon Merks just mentioned doing this on his current 350 build. He uses the gels to diffuse LED strip in the nacelles. So yes, you can glue them in on top of the grills on the inside of the engines.
by Glorfindel
Mon May 06, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: how do I scribe 'notches' and very small circles?
Replies: 12
Views: 5425

pawces, Mark has a great idea there with double sided tape. That's an excellent tip that should work wonders.
by Glorfindel
Mon May 06, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: how do I scribe 'notches' and very small circles?
Replies: 12
Views: 5425

pawces to answer the "small circles" enigma get your self some circle scribing templates. There are so many out in the market so try Staples or Office Max for starters. They'll have them in the drafting department and also have sets of squares, rectangles, ovals, and odd shapes all of various sizes....
by Glorfindel
Mon May 06, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Fiber optics question
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Hey Vamp, first you need to post a link to an image provider like Photobucket or Shutterfly. Bandwidth regulations and all. Posted images like this will be removed by moderators. To answer your question use the 5 minute epoxy and clamps. Start at one section, let it harden, move on to the next. A bi...
by Glorfindel
Sun May 05, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Help w/power source ..Im so lost
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Figgy you'll need a corresponding jack for the plug end of your wall wart (power supply) I know the jacks I use have three prongs for connecting wires sticking out the back end. You'll need to figure out which prong is which, meaning one will be for positive, another for negative, and usually the mi...
by Glorfindel
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Babylon 5, Wing Commander Models (3D Printing)
Replies: 12
Views: 13464

Those do look great. Larger scales please. [-o<
by Glorfindel
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Easiest way to fill windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9567

Boyd at Trekworks has a great method injecting canopy glue into the windows and simply wiping any excess off. His builds look great and lighting sweet.
by Glorfindel
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Decals yellowing with age
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

I've never tried this before but I think your answer lays with the final clear coat you put over them. I'm thinking you'll need to remove the top clear coat layer first then try gently pulling the decals up with a low tack tape so as to not lift up and damage the paint job on the base coat.
by Glorfindel
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Easiest way to fill windows
Replies: 22
Views: 9567

Elmers glue for anything up to about 1/4 inch, and once it's dry, a drop of clear enamel for gloss. And it's easy. Once the model is painted, get a drop of glue on the end of a toothpick and twirl it into the opening and move on to the next one. Let it dry thoroughly- maybe a couple of days until t...
by Glorfindel
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: help with lighting 1/350 Enterprise
Replies: 11
Views: 5320

Oh' by the way I could, and most likely am, wrong about the mA thing and the circuits the NAV's and strobes pull.
by Glorfindel
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: help with lighting 1/350 Enterprise
Replies: 11
Views: 5320

Just a guess but are you running sufficient mA through the window circuit? If the NAV and strobes are running and the impulse engines light it tells me the circuits are drawing more mA to get their LED's to pulse leaving enough for the red LED's for the impulse engines to fire but none for the windo...
by Glorfindel
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Equivalents
Replies: 18
Views: 12017

Is this link that MF posted working for you guys?
http://www.paint4models.com/paintchart/ ... 0101b.html#
It goes to the site for me but I needed to download the conversion table because the online table does nothing when I click on it. Strange.
by Glorfindel
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How do you paint?
Replies: 8
Views: 2623

Kylwell wrote:I did everything you're told not to do.
I thin in the jar.
I a/b @ exceeding low pressures.
No droppers, just pour.
Thin w/o measuring
I like your style. It's like artistic licensing.....just wing it. Your AB-ing probably comes out great 99% of the time.
by Glorfindel
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: How do you secure wires inside your model?
Replies: 6
Views: 6377

Hot glue, electrical tape sometimes. Band Aides in a pinch.
by Glorfindel
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Anyone tried the Grex Airbrushes yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

I tested one a few years back at a local show and it worked fine. Comfortable grip, shot very clean lines. I know they say their triple action but their really double. I'd sat they work as well as an Iwata.
by Glorfindel
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Fibre and Aves?
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

None. It should be fine and will actually help secure the F.O. in even more.
by Glorfindel
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sanding/Filling - what am I doing wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 4665

Always use a sanding block. If you just use your fingers, you get "waves" in the surface, or valleys. [/color] Always wet sand. Keeps the paper cleaner; clogged paper causes grooves and scratches. The wet surface also makes it easier to spot irregularities, especially waves. Probably not necessary ...
by Glorfindel
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Strobe/Flasher circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

Problem was the adapter. All is well.
by Glorfindel
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Strobe/Flasher circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

Make sure the board still works by hooking it up to a good 9V battery. If the board's okay, make sure the adapter is wired to the board with the correct polarity. If that's right, the problem is probably that the adapter is putting out something other than steady DC, like rectified AC. This makes y...
by Glorfindel
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Strobe/Flasher circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

I don't have a voltmeter but both adapters work well on other projects that I've used them on. Strange.
by Glorfindel
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Strobe/Flasher circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

I tried that, nothing. That's why I'm stumped. Did that with two different adapters and still the circuit didn't light. Yet at the battery it does. I'm thinking that the circuit is safe guarded at 9v and adapters actually give off a bit above 9v. That's why the circuit lights at the battery and not ...