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Any scale model builders here??


By sohchx

3 years ago



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#151 61 days ago

Awesome buildings. Now there is a new model RR thread going as well.

#152 61 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Found the first one![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I have a practical question. How you dust or keep the dust off of an intricate layout such as the one with your bridge? How do you keep those trees nice and green?

#153 61 days ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Amazon has a bunch of Rat Fink models, looks like some of them were reissued. I don't know how the quality is on those, but the reviewers seem to like them. I think I'll pick up some of those to make, looks like fun. The original retro ones go for $100-200 each.

I picked up a couple myself for nostalgia. I just hope my older brother doesn't show up with his wrist rocket slingshot, once I have them assembled
I sent him a picture of Rat Fink last night and I asked him if he remembered these models. He said yes and I remember shooting them with our sling shots.

#154 60 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I have a practical question. How you dust or keep the dust off of an intricate layout such as the one with your bridge? How do you keep those trees nice and green?

Very carefully...I have a really nice 1.5" diameter super soft brush I picked up at a show years ago. It does a great job pulling dust off intricate surfaces without damaging any of the details. On the trees, we discovered a diluted glycerin based material at the craft store that is meant for restoring fake plants back to new again. I am not exactly sure how it works, but it made years and years of dust disappear, and did not seem to accelerate new dust sticking to the scenery again.

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#155 59 days ago

Posted this in the model railroad thread originally...these guys are awe inspiring.

#156 59 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Very carefully...I have a really nice 1.5" diameter super soft brush I picked up at a show years ago. It does a great job pulling dust off intricate surfaces without damaging any of the details. On the trees, we discovered a diluted glycerin based material at the craft store that is meant for restoring fake plants back to new again. I am not exactly sure how it works, but it made years and years of dust disappear, and did not seem to accelerate new dust sticking to the scenery again.[quoted image]

Never heard of the glycerin spray before... I might have to try that sometime.

To your regimen I'll add compressed canned "air duster". For all the many places brushes can't reach... especially for models if not scenery. Use caution as it takes come careful modulation: you don't want to go full blast against fragile details. But typically, short 1/3 squeeze trigger bursts at close range can really make something look "new" (or old without dust) again. For scenery and other tricky to reach areas, a gentle burst can blow loose dust and debris to where your brush or minivac attachments will take over.

#157 59 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

Never heard of the glycerin spray before... I might have to try that sometime.
To your regimen I'll add compressed canned "air duster". For all the many places brushes can't reach... especially for models if not scenery. Use caution as it takes come careful modulation: you don't want to go full blast against fragile details. But typically, short 1/3 squeeze trigger bursts at close range can really make something look "new" (or old without dust) again. For scenery and other tricky to reach areas, a gentle burst can blow loose dust and debris to where your brush or minivac attachments will take over.

You got me to thinking about compressed air. I think if I were doing some dusting with air I would get a small compressor and an airbrush. You can adjust the pressure of the air at the compressor, and you can adjust how much air velocity by manipulating the trigger. But the can is more portable.

#158 58 days ago
Quoted from ralphs007:

We used to blow up,and shoot our Rat Fink models with wrist rockets.What the hell was wrong with us? [quoted image]

I'd like to know if this acrylic paint I found online at Michaels arts and crafts is okay for model painting? I saw paint kits online,but they come with a bunch of colors I'll never use.
I'll probably only need six colors to paint my Ed Roth Rat Fink models,and I like that I can just order the colors I like from Michaels.
Thanks in advance
https://www.michaels.com/craft-smart-acrylic-paint/10402491.html?productsource=ATRecCLP_T1_CraftsHobbies

#159 58 days ago
Quoted from ralphs007:

I'd like to know if this acrylic paint

It should be fine. Acrylic won't hurt plastic. You could try it on scrap plastic or on something you won't see on the finished model to see what it does and if you like the finish.

LTG : )

#160 58 days ago
Quoted from ralphs007:

I'd like to know if this acrylic paint I found online at Michaels arts and crafts is okay for model painting? I saw paint kits online,but they come with a bunch of colors I'll never use.
I'll probably only need six colors to paint my Ed Roth Rat Fink models,and I like that I can just order the colors I like from Michaels.
Thanks in advance
https://www.michaels.com/craft-smart-acrylic-paint/10402491.html?productsource=ATRecCLP_T1_CraftsHobbies

Yep, I use them all the time through my airbrush when weathering my trains or buildings. One of the key things I do first to the plastic is take away any looks of that fake shinny plastic look by using Testors Dullcoat spray. Dullcoat is a lacquer spray but it will dry flat in 20 minutes, do that in thin coats so there is no running, after that you can apply any of those acrylic paints and if in the event you don't like the look a wet paper towel will take it right off and start again.

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#161 58 days ago

My 40% Fokker Eindecker

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#162 58 days ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Yep, I use them all the time through my airbrush when weathering my trains or buildings. One of the key things I do first to the plastic is take away any looks of that fake shinny plastic look by using Testors Dullcoat spray. Dullcoat is a lacquer spray but it will dry flat in 20 minutes, do that in thin coats so there is no running, after that you can apply any of those acrylic paints and if in the event you don't like the look a wet paper towel will take it right off and start again.

Thanks. When I tried to place an order,checkout said I needed to order six tubes of each color. I couldn't see ordering six tubes of each color,so I want with this kit from Walmart, https://www.walmart.com/ip/KINGART-PRO-Artist-Acrylic-Paint-Set-of-48-Colors/835508537

#163 57 days ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

My 40% Fokker Eindecker[quoted image]

Nice, I'd ask you if you want to fly escort but that might be counter productive for the third reich

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#164 57 days ago

Dad always said the B-25 was the most absolute joy of anything he'd ever flown, he was among the last in the Air Force to fly them during his multi-engine training.

-Hans

#165 57 days ago

There is a great documentary on The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid with the B-25. I'll see if I can get the exact title but it really was a great watch and fascinating what these pilots and crew had to do and did.

#166 54 days ago

Made the flywheel support and upper connecting rod last week.

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#167 48 days ago

Crank fabricated and fitted.
It's starting to look like something.

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#168 48 days ago

New kit on the bench....back wall done....

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#169 47 days ago
Quoted from JMCFAN:

New kit on the bench....back wall done....[quoted image]

That looks pretty cool - what kit is it from?

#170 47 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

That looks pretty cool - what kit is it from?

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein...

#171 47 days ago
Quoted from JMCFAN:

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein...

buying now...

#172 47 days ago

?? your buying the kit?

#173 47 days ago

Unbuilt....

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#174 47 days ago

Has anyone implemented a kit into a pinball game? Topper etc? Please post pics.

#175 43 days ago

I saw some nice WWI and WWII model airplanes in this thread. I started a thread specifically about model airplanes a while back.

I invite you to learn more about model airplanes by downloading free PDF copies of Model Aviation magazine, it is the largest magazine on the topic in the United States. You can get them here: http://modelaviation.com/digital

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#176 20 days ago

Wow I had completely forgotten that I even started this thread and just came across it at random. Glad to see people are still building especially in these current times. I've gotten 6 new people into building in the past 2 months and it feels great!! The hobby amongst many other is in much need of a boost/resurrection. I'm still at the bench building and have finished many builds since page 1.

#177 14 days ago

U552 just finished patrol after quarantine at sea for months. Revell 1/72 scale.

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#178 10 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

U552 just finished patrol after quarantine at sea for months. Revell 1/72 scale.
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Very nice!! Love the weathering. I have always wanted to build something like this but don't have the room anymore.

#179 10 days ago

1965 Honda S800 by Tamiya

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#180 10 days ago

Got some of the displacer linkage finished and made some scale 4-40 bolts today.
Nothing sets off a little engine like scale hardware!

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#181 10 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

1965 Honda S800 by Tamiya
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Nice paint job. Cool looking car. I'd like to drive one.

#182 9 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

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I think the next time i do a car it will be an old one. I like the chrome,really makes it look real.

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