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by Wug
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 55
Views: 5467

Re: a new project , Aldebaran

looking good
by Wug
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: What are your favorite greebles ???
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: What are your favorite greebles ???

Broken toys from flea markets and thrift stores. Water guns. Broken headphones. Cheap kits from vendors at model contests.

Mike
by Wug
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Soft Vinyl model needs some weight suggesstions needed for filler(s)!!!

Old time vinyl modelers used Mountains in Minutes, a two-part foam for model railroaders. I've never been able to find it. I've used aerosol foam from the hardware store. Avoid the "minimal expansion foam," it expands with enough force to distort parts. Be careful with the stuff. Once it gets on som...
by Wug
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1089

Re: Black/blue paint

Hi aussie cylon,

What are you trying to do?

Are you trying to replicate the color of the actual car?

Are you trying to replicate the color of the car as it appears on film?

Are you going for a scale effect of one of the above?

Are you doing something completely different?

Mike
by Wug
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2995

Re: Forum Moderation

onezero,

So far so good.

Thanks

Mike
by Wug
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??
Replies: 19
Views: 780

Re: Will vinyl and styrene glue together??

Is the vinyl really vinyl and not polyethylene? Don't let styrene and vinyl touch. The vinyl might soften. Create a barrier between the two materials. Put a thin layer of epoxy on one part. Let it set. Epoxy it to the other.
by Wug
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Moderation
Replies: 56
Views: 2995

Re: Forum Moderation

Is it possible for a new members first post or first few posts go through a moderator before they hit the board?
by Wug
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 5820

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

On the old forum it was possible to login to check your new personal messages without reseting the forum posts that are new to you.

Now, when you login and check your personal messages does this reset the forum posts that are new to you?

Mike
by Wug
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 55
Views: 5467

Re: a new project , Aldebaran

Thanks!

Great model!

Mike
by Wug
Mon May 29, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 5820

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

How do you log in to only check personal messages?
by Wug
Mon May 29, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: a new project , Aldebaran
Replies: 55
Views: 5467

Re: a new project

Hi ptitrainrouge,

Please post inline images. The forum allows them now.

Thanks,

Mike
by Wug
Sun May 21, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 5820

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Thanks for the inline images.

Please keep sig images banned. sights like FineScale are so repulsively ugly I can't look at them for more than about thirty seconds. They make me see sick.

Thanks

Mike
by Wug
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Who is going?
Replies: 60
Views: 5776

I'll attend. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll have anything to enter.

I'm considering selling some books and models out of the trunk of my car. Is anyone interested?

Mike
by Wug
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: WF Fliers for Area Hobby Shops and Contests?
Replies: 16
Views: 1172

WF Fliers for Area Hobby Shops and Contests?

Does anyone send Wonderfest fliers to hobby shops and model contests in the area? A bunch of model clubs promoted their events with fliers at the recent IPMS contest in Indianapolis. I didn't see anything for Wonderfest. Here in Lexington KY we have a Hobby Town and a couple of good gaming shops and...
by Wug
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2017
Topic: Website Is Back Up!
Replies: 4
Views: 898

All I see is a white screen.
by Wug
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iwata Triple Action Handle Set vs Preset Handle
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Thanks
by Wug
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Iwata Triple Action Handle Set vs Preset Handle
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Iwata Triple Action Handle Set vs Preset Handle

Should I buy a Triple Action Handle or a Preset Handle for my Iwata Eclipse. I intended to purchase a Preset Handle at Wonderfest. Tag Team didn't have any at the show and they gave me a hard sell on the Triple Action Handle. I'm sure the Preset will do everything I need it to do - easily limit the ...
by Wug
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Surface for my build table
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Go to a glass store. Buy a sheet of glass in the size you want and have them dull the edges so it doesn't cut you. It cost a lot less than I expected. The glass is very flat and makes a perfect surface for sandpaper. You can scrape anything off of it with a razor blade scraper. Put a self-healing ma...
by Wug
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Drilling fiber optic
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

When you chuck the bit, reduce the amount of exposed bit to the bare minimum.

Mike
by Wug
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Wonderfest 2016
Topic: Remember those of us who cannot attend...
Replies: 72
Views: 14229

Thanks Gouf!

Great job!

Mike
by Wug
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Battle Beyond The Stars St.Exmin Valkyrie build
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Saw it at Wonderfest.

Nice model.
by Wug
Fri May 27, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 20234

Great build! I look forward to seeing it at Wonderfest.

Mike
by Wug
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How to clean an airbrush real quick?
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

What kind of airbrush do you have? What kind of paint do you use? If you use a water-based acrylic, flush it with the manufacturers recommended cleaner, disassemble it and soak everything in water until you get home and can give it a good cleaning. A while back I read an airbrush book. The author cl...
by Wug
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: How do you remove stickum from a painted surface?
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Lamp oil usually works better than Goo Gone but I don't know if it will damgae the paint.
by Wug
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Recommend a Good "Model Kit Building 101" Book or
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Mike Ashey wrote some good general modeling books for Kalmbach. The content ranges from the basics to advanced detailing. Now he gives them away for free on his website. http://mikeashey.com/BOOK-INDEX-PAGE%20.htm Bob Wick and Mark S. Gustavson give away their remarkable car modeling book. Even if y...
by Wug
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Source for syphon feed tubing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

That might work.

Another possibility is model airplane fuel line from the local hobby shop.

The big concern with anything you use is can it withstand solvents.
by Wug
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: $5.00 Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

naoto, The specs claim Raspberry Pis play 1080p60 HD media. Do they play it well? When Pis first came out there were construction articles by people using them for home entertainment centers. Yet the early versions had audio problems. When I was in a RadioShack about a year ago they sold Raspberry P...
by Wug
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: $5.00 Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 3343

$5.00 Raspberry Pi

Since no one here mentioned it before, the new Raspberry Pi Zero has a $5.00 MSRP. Eventually supply will catch up with demand.

http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/1 ... or-just-4/

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/ ... -24-hours/

Mike
by Wug
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Looking for guidance on LEDs, resistors, and how to power it
Replies: 25
Views: 11726

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