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by Rogviler
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4668

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

TK-421 wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:42 pm
I might be blind but where is the "new posts" option?
Image

-Rog
by Rogviler
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4668

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

Let's knock a few out up front and then y'all can chime in with any others you may have. 1) Inline Images? Yes. The ban is lifted. Keep it family friendly. You can control whether you see them or just links in the User Control Panel. Where in the User Control Panel is this? Board preferences -> Edi...
by Rogviler
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: 'Posts since your last visit'?
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: 'Posts since your last visit'?

There are two options, and neither works like the old one, where it would reset once you close the browser. Bummed about that, but the one I use now is "unread posts": http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/search.php?search_id=unreadposts Because at least it forgets posts I've already read. "New posts...
by Rogviler
Sat May 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4668

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

I now understand about the red star but I don't understand why some page icons are scrolling while others are stationary. I believe that's this board's way of noting a "hot" topic, i.e. one with a lot of posts, especially in a short period of time. Some boards have flames, some have a different col...
by Rogviler
Fri May 19, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4668

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

In one of the examples above, it shows a little star where there are unread messages and no star when no new messages have been posted. I see stars and what not indicating a new post at other locations. A star means you've posted in that thread. No star means you haven't posted. It's really easier ...
by Rogviler
Thu May 18, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4668

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

^That kind of addresses my question, actually. So instead of the link I used to use, I would use this one, and it has a link right at the top to mark them all as read. Just a little change in the routine is all.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Thu May 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4668

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

One thing I've noticed... I use this site via this link . The old site would start fresh after I closed the browser and reopened it, but the new one just adds to that list of new posts, even if I've already looked at them. The RPF does this too, so I have to manually mark the forums as read. I'm gue...
by Rogviler
Wed May 17, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4668

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

Can the forum text be made a bit larger? It seems a bit small in 1920 X 1080. FYI, if you hold Ctrl and use the scroll wheel (or manually go into the View menu) you can change the zoom level and it'll stick for just the site you're on. You can also zoom only the text via the menu option. There's an...
by Rogviler
Wed May 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Forum Upgrade Coming
Replies: 107
Views: 7793

^ Yes, I know I would post more constructive stuff. It would feel less like a place where cranky old farts come just to complain about movies and TV shows. :P

-Rog
by Rogviler
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Craft Paint on Model Kits?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

I use craft paints exclusively (well, spray paint too, but rarely on models), and they work great. For airbrushing you have to make sure they're fresh (no goobers) and it helps if you strain your mix when you put it in the airbrush. Since I've never used model paints I can't compare the process, but...
by Rogviler
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in finding epoxy to fix a cold cast prop!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Oh, well in that case any epoxy or autobody filler would do it. When I want something strong I bust out the JB Weld.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Help needed in finding epoxy to fix a cold cast prop!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 498

If you did the casting or know what the metal powder was that was used, mix that with either a clear epoxy or CA to fill the gaps, if you want the surface to match.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Superglue
Replies: 27
Views: 2001

I've never understood the fascination with CA on model kits. If it's plastic, solvent weld it and it'll never come apart. CA only glues things you don't want glued.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 89 Batmobile instructions.
Replies: 4
Views: 546

For which manufacturer?

-Rog
by Rogviler
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hairspray technique
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

To be clear, hairspray isn't used as a mask like the salt and rubber cement. It's more of a way to separate the base layer and the paint layer so you can scrape/sand/rub away the paint however you want. Two completely different techniques. Masking is planning beforehand, hairspray is following your ...
by Rogviler
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hairspray technique
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Oh, and if you've never done it before I would highly recommend doing a practice piece first. Won't take but a minute and you'll totally get it once you give it a try.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hairspray technique
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Hair spray technique? Do tell? Srsly? :P Basically, you apply a layer that you want to show as chipping, such as silver. Then you apply the hairspray on top of that and finally your top paint color. Then once the paint is dry you wet an area with water and this softens the hairspray, allowing you t...
by Rogviler
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Hairspray technique
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

You don't need a ton of it. Think of it like a layer of paint, but one that will melt once you get to the final step. Everything should be dry before you begin, otherwise you'll just smudge it when you wet the top layer of paint.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Perfect Plastic Putty
Replies: 31
Views: 9154

So you guys are saying it should be called So-So Plastic Putty... :-k

-Rog
by Rogviler
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Major differences between resin and styrene
Replies: 16
Views: 1632

I would also add that resin almost always seems to be rougher on the sculpt, so if you want a flawless model it can take more work. But that can also be the fun part. I have seen a few near-perfect resin models. And of course there are plenty of bad styrene kits. Not much else that hasn't been said ...
by Rogviler
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: How to make photoetch parts with multiple layers of detail?
Replies: 3
Views: 804

This thread might be of interest to what you're trying to do:

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=264733

Particularly the electro-etching ideas, which is more controlled than dropping it into acid and praying.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Commercially available primer for fine detail
Replies: 4
Views: 966

I'm still a fan of the cheapest spray primer at Walmart, even though it's no longer $1. It's quite thin (which would normally be a bad thing, but it's perfect for models).

-Rog
by Rogviler
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Masking Circular Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Tamiya tape is good, but overpriced for what it is. The green 3M tape can be found at any auto parts store by the spray paint and Bondo. For the price of a tiny roll of Tamiya you can buy the 3M stuff and cut it to any size you want and you'll probably never run out.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Masking Circular Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

#1 is going to be to use really skinny tape. I don't know what kind you use, but if it's too wide then you can just trim a piece with a ruler and knife. I always use 3M green automotive tape, and that stuff stretches around bends really well, especially if you trim it thin. Cheapie white masking tap...
by Rogviler
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Citadel Dry Paint, a perfect match to a color I need.. BUT!!
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Word is that acrylic reducer will work. Get ready to mix and mix though to get it from the jelly it starts out as to something you can brush or airbrush with. And I would definitely strain it if you're going to airbrush.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Perfect Plastic Putty
Replies: 31
Views: 9154

NCC1966 wrote:If it helps, I bought mine at eBay fro $8 and plus $5 shipping for my country (Brasil).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191890204875?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
For anyone in the U.S., there are cheaper ones on eBay, and not from China.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Perfect Plastic Putty
Replies: 31
Views: 9154

Taking the Walmart example specifically, I don't see anywhere that says it's carried in stores, only that you can order it and it's sold by whatever "marketplace seller" it is. On another forum people were getting excited that you could pre-order the new Hasbro Iron Man helmet from Amazon, but it wa...
by Rogviler
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Perfect Plastic Putty
Replies: 31
Views: 9154

Looked on the internet this weekend and it's listed as being sold at Sears and Walmart both for 12.44 a tube. Not in stores though, it's through third parties on their sites, like how on Amazon you have to be careful and check that you're actually ordering FROM Amazon now. Guess everybody's doing t...
by Rogviler
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What putty?
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

NCC1966 wrote:I ordered a squirt bottle of "Perfect Plastic Putty". Let's see.
Heard good things about that. I keep meaning to try it, I just have lots of other things I use already so I don't think of it.

-Rog
by Rogviler
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: What putty?
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

I predict that the main answers are going to be automotive spot putty (no mixing) and Aves (2 parts). Both of which are good, just for different things. Aves won't crack so it's good for larger stuff. I would never use it for a pinhole or something else tiny so spot putty is good for that. Also, sup...