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Painting/Priming / Re: airbrushing indoors?
« on: November 29, 2011, 12:32:47 AM »
I have a booth set up in my garage. The smell from the fumes depends on the solvents that you are propelling, regardless breathing protection should always be used. Cumulative damage is the big issue, wear a respirator and have proper ventilation. The intake should pull most of the particulates towards it. I haven't had an cleanliness issue with my shoddy setup, most of the over-spray is caught in my filter, it may be a matter of your habits. One suggestion I have is pick up a fan with a beefer motor. I got a basic bathroom vent fan, it doesn't disperse the lighter, more volatile particles to my liking, however, this may be a flow design issue and less a horsepower issue.

Painting/Priming / Re: Fasglitter
« on: November 27, 2011, 01:06:58 AM »
can anyone here recommend a good product and/or any advice for achieving a candy coat or a nice metallic sheen?
Look at the clear/candy purple thread.

Also I wouldn't recommend the flake thing you are doing. Really gonna clog up the works across the board and probably look really out of scale. Alclads look perfect for metal usually or Mr Color. As for metal flake you can use a diluted Tamiya metal and it will look pretty close. The reason I say this is because Tamiya paints have a natural metal flake look and the flakes also seem out of scale, but in this case, you want that metal flake look. (diluted so it's just a light scattering of the paint on the surface.)

Maybe that helps?

I have seen that topic, that was my backup plan. I will give the Tamiya Metallics a try and see how that looks. I am aware of the scale issue, it is one of the problems that came up in my previous tests. This can be overcome, however, with the proper particle density, effectively a metallic shell, if I could ever get it to stop clogging. The effect that want is the scattering of the light in random directions, otherwise I would just stick with a chrome base. Worse comes to worse, I will keep it simple thanks for your advice.

Painting/Priming / Re: Fasglitter
« on: November 20, 2011, 12:18:56 AM »
Ugh, after several attempts I can't get this stuff to work. I don't have any more metal flakes to try a different medium. The Faskoat that I was using is a water-based paint, requiring 50-70 PSI to spray the paint. Even at this high pressure, it is clogging my airbrush. I want to try something else; can anyone here recommend a good product and/or any advice for achieving a candy coat or a nice metallic sheen?

Painting/Priming / Re: how to make a stencil?
« on: November 15, 2011, 01:23:15 AM »
The easiest way I could see would be to print the pattern as a large decal and apply it to the part. The method I have used in the past is to frisket film, it take a lot more preparation but it is easier to pull off and allows for a fully custom pattern, just be careful when cutting the film. Custom decal kits are cheap and I would imagine would take less time, but I can't vouch for there quality.

Painting/Priming / Re: Fasglitter
« on: October 12, 2011, 12:32:30 AM »
I have a Frame Arm Kit that I wanted to give the sports car treatment. I will try it out on a piece of sprue and take a picture to see what everyone thinks, if I ever get around to it. The process has been an uphill battle; I am quickly learning I don't have the patience/skill to do a decent paint job.

To quickly explain what this stuff is, they are the model equivalent of metal flakes for a car's metallic paint job. The instructions say to paint the base color first, then mix the glitter into a clear coat and spray that on top. The finish is supposedly a in between satin and semi gloss. This is what worries me as I always though the flakes go beneath a a colored clear coat. I'll try it out and get your opinions.

Painting/Priming / Re: Formula 409 and Stripping Models
« on: October 08, 2011, 04:16:45 AM »
It's not paint, it's an electro-plating process.  Apparently these cleaners are caustic enough to remove this electro plating from the plastic...
If that is true, then a solution of vinegar and salt should be enough to strip the plating. If you are in a hurry you could reverse the plating process by adding a current and something for the plating to migrate to, like a piece of aluminium. I don't know how the heat will affect the plastic, so the ion solution is probably the best bet.
Edit: Grammar.

Painting/Priming / Fasglitter
« on: October 08, 2011, 03:10:52 AM »
Hello everyone. It has been awhile since I have been here, mainly because I haven't had time to build kits, and I love see the good looking kits you guys are posting. I do have a quick question for all of you guys. Have anyone here tried using Fasglitter? I wanted to try out metal flakes for a showy look, but I wanted to see how well this worked before I committed to it. Thanks again.

Model Gallery / 1/6 Ryofu Housen completed
« on: December 19, 2005, 12:21:02 AM »
Wow that looks great, if not provocative. The red shirt, or what is left of it, was a nice choice.

As for yo momma joke all I can come up with is, "As your mom would say, at least she has underpants on."

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Tamiya Putty Basic Type Melting all my models
« on: December 18, 2005, 07:12:19 PM »
Thanks for your help. I take it then I should be using the epoxy for filling in large spaces then?

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Tamiya Putty Basic Type Melting all my models
« on: December 18, 2005, 06:18:36 PM »
Does anyone know if the putty has solvent in it? I have used it in three kits and it has ruined all three. It melts and weakens all the plastic. Is this a fluke or should I look for an alternative?

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