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by John P
Thu May 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10292

If images in signatures are going to be allowed, I think we all need to limit ourselves on that. I've been on model forums (I think FineScale does it), where some sigs are compilations of logos for all their favorite organizations, pictures of their favorite models, their wives and dogs, plus five l...
by John P
Wed May 10, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 10292

I won't get to see it until Tuesday, when I get back from visiting Mom. Try to have it working perfectly by then, willya?
;)
by John P
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: Remember those of us who cannot attend...
Replies: 72
Views: 14908

If Moebius releases a Discovery, should I buy it right away, or wait a year until they release a "corrected and improved" version? :?

And I hope they fix the horribly inaccurate wings on the Orion.
by John P
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: Who's here?
Replies: 13
Views: 2794

I'm here!

Well, ya know, on the boards.

Physically, I'm in NJ.
by John P
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

Aaaaand I give up. Second attempt at a Luna. Bought Alclad Chrome. Bought Tamiya gloss black spray. Got nice shiny black finish. Airbrushed a couple of light coats of chrome. Looking good. Model is supported by a stick up its ass so I don't touch the finish. At some point during the spraying of the ...
by John P
Thu May 22, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

Well. I was proceeding from a completely incorrect assumption. As usual. :lol:
by John P
Wed May 21, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

I thought you were supposed to do light dust coats and polish that.

The parts where I pout it on thick don't look any shinier, either.
by John P
Wed May 21, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

Okay, I don't get it. I'm rubbing like crazy and there's no difference.
by John P
Wed May 21, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

:lol:
by John P
Wed May 21, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Alclad polishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 6408

Alclad polishing?

What can I use that's just around-the-house to polish my first-ever Alclad finish? Facial tissues? Eyeglass lens cloth? The dog?
by John P
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Fisheye attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

So far so good, btw. A coupla coats of black, a coupla coats of silver, nice and smooth.
by John P
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Fisheye attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

That's an awesomely thorough explanation, Lt. :shock:

I'm being careful, shaking a lot (me AND the can!) and letting it dry more between coats on my second try.
by John P
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Fisheye attack.
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Fisheye attack.

Okay, I can NOT understand this one: 12" C-57D styrene kit, with lights. The plan is to give it a coat of Tamiya metallic black as a light blocker, then Tamiya Mica silver, both from spray cans, because Tamiya laquer always comes out so beautifully smooth. I wash the plastic parts thoroughly with di...
by John P
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Pastel Weathering Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Heck, I even have some old pastel sets that were my grandmother's!
by John P
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Pastel Weathering Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Mine are 3/8" :D
by John P
Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tips for creating your own decals
Replies: 26
Views: 9820

Use a high definition setting (800 to 1000 dpi). The images will become heavy, but the quality of the printed image is outstanding. File size is TINY if you use a vector program like CorelDRAW (or Illustrator for people silly enough to own Macs ;)), and you can print them out any size with perfect ...
by John P
Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tips for creating your own decals
Replies: 26
Views: 9820

Time to ditch the wife!

;)
by John P
Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Sheet styrene
Replies: 38
Views: 13526

It's usually a tad softer than kit styrene (the Evergreen stuff is, anyway). That makes it easier to cut and glue. I find it about the same as cutting out and putting together cardboard or paper shapes like we used to do in school art class. Here - the whole aft end of this kitbash was done with .02...
by John P
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: What is a "pin vise"?
Replies: 16
Views: 4732

Go here:
http://www.micromark.com/

Put "pin vise" in the search box. You'll get a nice variety of choices like these:

http://www.micromark.com/prodimgs/21105.jpg

:)
by John P
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Removing Chrome Plating
Replies: 36
Views: 14345

In fact, I'm soaking in it right now!