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by SCI-FI
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 3444

Re: Forum Moderation

Absent some "master gatekeeper" filter to keep the spammers out, it seems this forum needs a few more sheriffs (known "good" people) with a delete power, or at least the ability to knock spam into a holding cell, non-displayable until a mod reviews it.

Just my 2c.
by SCI-FI
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: 3-D printed model kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Kylwell wrote:Bit of a strong dihedral on the tailplane... You should see some of the work Chuck Doan does. Dude is a master of engineering 3D parts.
Do you have any examples? (Preferred links, etc)
I can find plenty of his weathered models, but not 3D printed stuff...
by SCI-FI
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Circuits Library
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Circuits Library

Nevermind - should have looked a little longer! original post: Is there any sort of library of lighting circuits available online? I have ordered leds and 4060/4017/555 chip[s and a breadboard to experiment with, but a library of circuits and what they do would be very useful. Thanks, Don What did ...
by SCI-FI
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Monza Red?
Replies: 9
Views: 3643

Re: Monza Red?

Salamander wrote:[...] I had a bad experience with automotive paint because the propellant used melted the styrene of a kit.
Ouchie. Did you use primer?
by SCI-FI
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How Do I Mask This
Replies: 11
Views: 3814

Re: How Do I Mask This

I am looking for the best solution to mask the lower sensor dome for the TOS Enterprise. I have this aftermarket part for the 18" Enterprise, and I want to mask the dome to paint the ring only so I can light it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I would try a liquid masking film, or Sil...
by SCI-FI
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will a centrifuge get rid of bubbles?
Replies: 10
Views: 4482

Re: Will a centrifuge get rid of bubbles?

I was thinking about resin casting, and it occurred to me that pressure casting is potentially dangerous, because I've heard of people having bad experiences with exploding pressure pots. Then I started to think about centrifuges and how they pull all the liquid to the bottom of the container. Woul...
by SCI-FI
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Painting PVC: Clear Coat First?
Replies: 8
Views: 3785

My current can of adhesion promoter is from DupliColor, purchased at a local auto supply store. It goes on like a very thin coat of clear. No long-term test results to report, though, as I just bought it s few weeks back...
by SCI-FI
Sat May 23, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printed Model Painting Prep?
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Please keep us updated, re tools and process. I have a few Shapeways prints that I'll be painting in the near term...
by SCI-FI
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: So I can't use Mr. Surfacer to prime a vinyl figure?
Replies: 23
Views: 11782

Fortuitous timing? I just asked my LHS guys about painting figures, and he recommended Duplicolor Adhesion Promoter (?) for use as a primer on any vinyl kit. Find it at local auto shops, comes in a large container that will last a typical modeler many years.
by SCI-FI
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: 3d Printers
Replies: 35
Views: 14295

Migmaker wrote:or maybe the technology is there... :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oie1ZXWceqM
:shock:
SORCERY!