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Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Re: Strange question about Future!
« on: October 26, 2010, 12:52:08 PM »
Just a note for Fichtenfoo!
I was lloking for all the tutorials and giudes you did abouat future, future flat coat, how to paint mg, how to paint lenses, how to paint panel lines. your swf guide to using an airbrush etc.

I didn't find anything online! Luckily I saved lots and lots of you pages months ago and so I read everything from my dvds.

Those tutorials were "pure gold"!! If I was you I put them online again. They change my "modeler life" so I think that everyone should read them gain.


PS Today I prepared my Future-flat-coat! 75% Future, 25% Flat base. I tested it but it wasn't perfectly flat. It look like a semigloss finish with very thin dots flat...maybe  have to shake the paint more.

Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Re: Strange question about Future!
« on: October 22, 2010, 02:34:43 PM »
I made a few tests!
It looks like mine is real "Future"!
The smell is right!
When it's dry it's very very thin and shine! Wow...
It resists perfectly to all the thinners for enamels

These are my results:
Future resistes to: humbrol enamel thinner, white spirit, zippo oil.
Does not resist to: tamiya acrilic thinner, tamiya lacquer thinner, alcohol95%, nitro paint thinner (that eat the plastic too...too powerful for everything).

Now I'm going to prepare your version of a "flat future" and "semigloss future" and I will put them in drop bottle for future use.
I don't remember the proportions of tamiya flat base and future.
I don't remember neither where you wrote them.

Can you plase remember me the good proportions for a semigloss and flat finish? Please!!!  :embarrased:

PS OMG!! I see now that there was a thread specific for Future questions! I'm so sorry!
I didn't pay attention...I was in a hurry to write in this forum.

Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Re: Strange question about Future!
« on: October 22, 2010, 07:10:33 AM »
Pledge with Future is the product. It's not a wax though, but a clear acrylic. THin, clear, and smells good. Alcohol will do the trick.

So alcohol will remove it...oh yeah...I should know it since you use alcohol as thinner.!
Does it resist to all the others? Even the most "strong"? For example the tamiya lacquer thinner?

PS Fichtenfoo I spent my whole day reading all your guides and explanations that I downloaded and saved in these months from your site! Finally i will be able to paint like you do...using your happy today!

Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Strange question about Future!
« on: October 22, 2010, 05:04:02 AM »
Today for the first time in my life I have been able to buy the "almighty" Future!!!!
It's almost impossible to boy it in Italy. So a few online shop buy Future in America and the sell it to ther customers with very high prizes.
I paid 15euro for 500ml of Future...I don't care...I don't know the real prize but I'm happy to finally use it !!!

I want to be sure that it's real American Johnson's Future floor wax. I think that the real name now is "Pledge with future finish" or something like that.

It's completely transparent and smells like lemon or something similar.
To be sure that is real Future I will paint a piece of plastic with it then I will try to remove it using different products.
i will try with: alcohol90%, tamiya acrilic thinner, tamiya lacquer thinner, humbrol enamel thinner, "aquaragia" (I think that the english name is "white spirit" or maybe "tupentine" as dictionary says) and "solvente nitro" ( I don't know the english name but it should be "nitro paint thinner").

Which one should remove Future and which should not?

I spent the day googleing for this subjects but with no success.

I'm looking for colored metallic adhesive sheets. So that I can cut them to the desired shape and stick them on the models.
Exactly like the metallic finish Bandai stickers included in the models.

I need them because I have lots of old Bandai kits . These kits don't have metallic stickers, only colored ones. I usually prefer to paint everything but i admit that colored metallic stickers for eyes are very shiny and clean to use.

i need one sheet metallic red, one metallic green, one metallic white (i mean without colors, only the metallic effect).

I saw that there are also "aurora" stickers...I never see from real, only in photograph. I cannot find them either (HLJ is out of stock).

Can someone help me to find all of them? A shop in Europe, please.

Model Gallery / Re: Tie Interceptors
« on: January 07, 2010, 11:56:42 AM »
Thanks for the photos. It's not easy to understand the real color in the photos because of the overall light of the environments.

I cannot understand if the models in the photos are "the original model used in the movies" or simply "common plastic model".
The Darth Vader tie fighter looks exactly like my old plastic model....I don't believe that my old plastic model could be so accurate to be exactly like the original in the movie. That's almost impossible. Probably the model in the photos are plastic model like mine, not the original one.

Model Gallery / Re: Tie Interceptors
« on: January 07, 2010, 04:17:52 AM »
I have a Tie Fighter waiting for me since 1990....I'm so lazy....

i saw the movie several times and I always though that Tie interceptor are a little bit "silverish" expecially Darth Vader's one!

Maybe I'm the only one to have this feeling.

May I ask which colors did you use for the final grey?

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