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Model Gallery / Re: schnabelgun
« on: December 18, 2008, 11:31:08 AM »
Wow, just saw this now.
Extremely nice! Excellent build of my all-time favorite model!
The color scheme reminds me a bit of the dtk40's the-o ii (which I also liked a lot) and the subtle use of color is a really nice touch.

Model In-Progress / Re: NEW PROJECT 1/100 Z-GOBLIN
« on: June 10, 2008, 04:32:34 AM »
mmmm... amazing!

Capitalism Corner* / Re: GARBALDY
« on: May 21, 2008, 08:05:10 AM »

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Drilling bigger holes
« on: May 15, 2008, 03:42:47 AM »
What is the recommended way/tool to make holes bigger than the biggest size drill bit hobby pin vises generally support (3mm, 1/8")?
I mean diameters in a 4-6 mm range.

I've tried filing out a 3 mm hole manually, but the results weren't as clean as I hoped for.
There are some bigger capacity pin vises available online, but I'm not sure they are the best thing for this kind of job (and I don't especially look forward to searching for one in physical shops or ordering a single item from a jewelery tools web or something).

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/100 GARBALDY
« on: May 15, 2008, 12:55:41 AM »
Mind if I ask something? If you want to keep your WIP clean feel free to delete this post..

Did you pin the head "straight down" (that is, normal to the plane that connects the head to the body/neck) or at an angle?
Yesterday I pinned it straight at the pin marks and somehow couldn't fit the head and thought maybe it should've been pinned at an angle. But when I made some markings after filling the holes again it seemed like the original pinning was correct after all...

Capitalism Corner* / Re: GARBALDY
« on: May 06, 2008, 07:36:23 AM »
Not that they are particularly interesting but the pics are at:

Z Luca:
I think I'll be able to glue those parts back together. Thanks.

Capitalism Corner* / Re: GARBALDY
« on: May 06, 2008, 12:39:46 AM »
I checked it out a bit and it's really nice. Really massive parts with lots nice, clean details.
I also loved the personal touch of the packaging and manual.

No parts seem to be missing. The casting and quality of the resin seem excellent (only some minor flaws here and there).

Two parts had some of the thin edges broken off (I guess from being packed inside the bags with the other parts).
I attached a photo if you want to consider it for future packaging or something.

Capitalism Corner* / Re: GARBALDY
« on: May 05, 2008, 03:14:01 AM »
My girlfriend told me the package arrived today.
Super fast! Thanks!

Can't wait to check it out tonight..

Capitalism Corner* / Re: GARBALDY
« on: April 16, 2008, 07:53:46 AM »
Good to hear!

I always thought the old SchnabelGun artwork that showed a silhouette of the model viewed from the side was very nice. With the big gun and all; almost like a kind of logo that represented the kit well. But the new box is nice too..
I'm curious to see what changes this new version will bring!

Capitalism Corner* / Re: GARBALDY
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:20:22 AM »
Nice to see quality come first! Way more important than waiting a bit more..
I can't wait to see this model fully painted, with photo-etched parts and all.

Capitalism Corner* / Re: GARBALDY
« on: March 14, 2008, 04:43:56 AM »
I have the money reserved and would be honored to have one!

Model In-Progress / Re: NEW PROJECT 1/100 Z-GOBLIN
« on: March 13, 2008, 08:38:34 AM »
Wow! Looks very very impressive!
I'm excited I might have the opportunity to own a ZLuca masterpiece..

Model In-Progress / Re: NEW PROJECT 1/100 Z-GOBLIN
« on: February 20, 2008, 10:24:18 AM »
Thank you so much for sharing the progress of this great model!
Sure beats getting bits and pieces of Schnabel Gun WIP from long-gone pages on the internet archives (did learn some italian though) :D

Although it means little coming from me; truly amazing work!!

Painting/Priming / Re: a possible enamel thinner/ brittle plastic
« on: September 18, 2007, 09:21:43 AM »
so im guessing turpenoid is a no. i heard about using lighter fluid. can i use the cheap stuff for a barbecue, or can i only use the expensive kind for lighters?

maybe it's good to know that vm&p type naphtha is the principal ingredient of zippo lighter fluid, so you would probably get similar results..

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