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Model Talk / Model Wishlist (Something stupid for a change)
« on: November 14, 2006, 06:48:44 AM »
All Gundam-eVolve type designs cos they are sweet  8)....and a big vat of burning stuff to dump all GFF in.

Yes I'd like to see a deep striker but at 1/100 because unless i could ride it to work it would have to live in the garrage at 1/60 scale.

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: November 14, 2006, 04:07:32 AM »
Oo you wanna watch that, otherwise you could blow the seals on your airbrush from too much pressure if it goes high on you.

I try to balance it so that output pressure is what i want it to be when spraying i.e. if i want 20psi on spray i have to set mine to about 40 psi pre-blow.

Other thing i may have to do is replace the whole valve / resovoir assemly as my adjuster valve is crapenspuler, but i have a spare air chamber thingy so i may have to.

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: November 14, 2006, 01:43:25 AM »
Does anybody know how to make a paint pearlecent at all?

I've had this idea for a pearlecent blue-gold (may sound horrible but the idea is to have a gold with a faint oily blue wash on it to represent a high temp gold alloy.

Does anybody know of a neutral colour agent that can be mixed with tamiya acrylics to do this, as I know they do pearlecent paints but not in the colour I want.

Painting/Priming / Airbrush, Airbrushing, and Compressor Questions
« on: November 13, 2006, 03:29:17 PM »
Yes I meant the adjuster, but in cases where you are blending colours with lighter washes would you need to have less paint coming out if it were say thinner?

Painting/Priming / Airbrush question : the needle
« on: November 13, 2006, 05:28:57 AM »
Hi peeps,

adjustment of the needle, should it be fully exposed from the spray nozle or do you need to adjust it, and if so when would you do that, for what purpose?

also adjusting the throw on the trigger at what point do you need less paint to air coming out is it a paint/thinner mix thing?

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: November 13, 2006, 05:21:32 AM »
hi braxat, thanks for that.

trouble with acrylics is the drying time which is why I always feel under pressure to get it done in a hurry (and why you can get things like mr retard to slow it down).

when base coating what PSI are you set to, as I read somewhere that 20PSI is about right for a base coat.

Currently I'm having to spary in my bathroom as I have no-where else to do it (resulting in some spray back that sent the bath invisibly pink, and then got accused by my mate who I rent with, of having my period, considering I'm a bloke, not funny). What's worse is we have gallons of Cranberry juice in the house (go watch the departed and you'll get the joke)

Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: Paint Questions
« on: November 13, 2006, 02:33:46 AM »
Not sure if this belongs under paints or airbrushes but I have a wee problem that caused me to undo my spraying i spent all w/e doing (am new to this). :mad:

Using a matt base colour and it keeps going on like sand and staying on like sand (i.e. dusty to the touch and brushes off with ease so dumping it in iso-p 100% didn't take much to strip it. :x

What's going on here?:shock:

I have a suspicion I made the paint mix too thick (but have not yet seen the spiderman web effect, just an acrylic based sandblaster blowing paint coloured wet dust), and it's drying before it makes contact.  :mad:

FYI all tamiya paints being used here, no mixing of other brands (plus I don't trust them, have used humbrol and citadel before years ago)

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Styrene card question
« on: November 09, 2006, 01:23:34 PM »
gamerabaenre that's exactly what I meant, thankyou for your kind and informative response.

My own thoughts were that while putty can go hard I don't know if it's brittle, so the idea is to fab parts from layers of styrene rather than just making hollow boxes. I've no experiance of doing this but have a few ideas on complex shaping, and keeping fillers to seam lines and panel pitting (like I've noticed on my PG strike's raw plastic).

Curved surfaces could be a problem mind.  :?

Assembly/Scratchbuilding / Styrene card question
« on: November 09, 2006, 08:27:26 AM »
Has anybody tried using styrene card layers to sculpt solid objects for kitbashing in place of putty / resin?

I've just had this idea in my head that it should be possible, as years ago I watched my dad shaping the nose of a glider from a pyramid of balsa-wood into a smooth nose cone.

Just curious if anyone has tried this method at all?

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