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Roktman

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  1. Christopher, I think they are. Matter of fact I've completely switched over from Tamiya and Model Master paints. I really don't understand the troubles/complaints I sometimes read on the various forums. They do need to be thinned down (but shouldn't that be an SOP for airbrushing?). I've used water, Vallejo thinner and also their Flow Improver. Their regular Model Color definitely needs to be thinned, but even the "Air" paint gets a few drops of thinner/ Flow Improver. The only other thing that may be a problem is too high a setting on the compressor. Vallejo's documentations says to spr
  2. For me it was with transparent green from Vallejo mixed with future. SPRAY... not enough... SPRAY... not enough...SPRAY... ARRRGGHHH too much. 😞 😉
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    STRABOKRAN

    Lookin' good so far!
  4. Probably too late, but Vallejo came out with a "Mecha" line. FWIW, they have a bunch of metalized colors.
  5. Terrific!. Nice job on the tinted windows. Tried it once;failed badly. 😛
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    King Seesar

    Very nice!
  7. Don't really remember this guy, but nice job on the paint up.
  8. I bought this stuff on spec a while ago, and tossed it into my scenics drawer. It was $13 for 32 oz. I don't think it would be worth it for a larger dio, but good for some smaller vignette. I decided for a mini I was building I would try it out. I dug into my collection of little bits of foam from shipping boxes I found the size I liked, and then cut more to fill in the space for the two hills I have planned. Gluing them with Woodland Scenics Foam Glue, I put everything in place. I realized I needed a smaller rise to offset the hills so I tore pieces off some sheet cork I had and added
  9. I use two puttys - well one putty, one epoxy.. For small gaps I use the Vallejo plastic putty. I still have it with the needle nose applicator, and with it I can lay down a very thin bead. But the best part is that you can come along and with a wet finger, or cotton bud take off the excess. Or, once it's cured, you can use sandpaper on it. For larger gaps, and some of these older resin kits have gaps like the Grand Canyon, I use Aves Apoxy Sculpt. A two part epoxy that once mixed can be put in the gap. There's no shrinkage, and the best thing is that you can shape it with a wet finger o
  10. The best place I've found to "hang out" is a forum called The Clubhouse ( www.theclubhouse1.net) . They have a bunch of sub forums, but it's majority is figure kits. Three sub- forums in particular are the "Sculptors Forum" where guys show off their sculpting work, many of which go on to become kits. Susan was discovered this way. I actually watched the sculpt come together. The other one is "New Kits, Special Offers, Coming soon" is a place where you can talk to the sculptor/producer to make your purchases of these new kits. The 3rd is "Members Swap and Sell" where members of the group s
  11. Right from the start, I must admit I'm not the biggest Fantastic Four fan. But I thought the plan for the kit where Susan herself could be cast in clear resin was ingenious. The kit was sculpted by Tony Spangler, and molded and casted by Mark Kaelin. The kit comes in 5 parts - the head and shoulders, the body, a "4" base and a nameplate. Looking at the kit the clear head and shoulders casts was an excellent idea. Pulling it off I'm sure was problematic. Giving it a close look small bubbles can be seen inside and there was one under her nose. Now with it clear, it can't be f
  12. Aah, I was teasin' ya. 😉 A friendly competition is perfect. 😄 I will certainly follow your thread, and will be watching for your next build. I won't be at C'nooga. On top of everything else, arthritis is filling up my knees and hips, and that makes walking difficult. When I went to register, I found out the the Hotel closest to the Hall sold out in a day, and the only one still available was 4 blocks away. That put me out of the competition. Driving 4 blocks every time I want to get to the Hall is silly , and there's no way I can walk it anymore. Sorta got me annoyed too in that I'm
  13. Thanks guys! Being retired on a disability, I get my "honey do" stuff done in the mornings, so I have most afternoons to get into my lair for a few hours each day. To keep my sessions from being only minutes while some subassembly etc... dries, I usually have 3 kits going at the same time. This helps me move along. Being sick for a while, I haven't gone to a model show, except for a Nats or two, in quite a while. But hey you never know. The family could always use a long weekend in Fla, just to coincide with Jaxcon one year. 😉 The dinosaur in the 3rd row from the top between D
  14. I personally like the moving convention because my family uses it as the base for the family vacation. Sometimes it's in spots where you'd never think to go on your own. So far, and I've been attending Nats since 2006, there hasn't been one spot (within driving distance) where there was absolutely nothing to do or see.
  15. This ship, as my previous posts say has been sitting around since the Fall. I was going to come up with a super cool base. Until I had no energy to do so. Then I remembered I had has a set of Death Star Tiles in resin. So I painted that up and used it - *finally* completing the kit . Thanks for looking.
  16. I don't have the kit to help out, but just wanted to say sorry that happened. sux big time.
  17. Just gathered up all the info and despite finishing only 1 kit last Jan., and nothing in Feb., I came back and had a good year. Made a little collage. Thanks for looking.
  18. Looks good. If I was anywhere near the museum, I'd take a ride. But NY is quite a ways from Louisiana. I hope you get the info you need.
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    Mini Hulk

    This one came from DcDevitt Studios exclusively for member of his Patreon page who opted for a certain level. Troy does some outstanding work. Anyway here he is. First is the raw resin. Thanks for looking.
  20. As far as the Shelf of Woe/Doom meaning kits I've started and not been able to finish, I'm over with Gil in that I only have one. It's a miniature garage kit that was created on the computer. The tolerances are so tight and it had to be assembled in a certain order. But they don't tell you the order - just give an exploded view. Being it's resin you glue it with CA. which is a bear to pull apart. All the parts were glued onto main part A, and all the other onto main part B. But doing that, A and B won't go together. Took all my strength to not whip it across the room. As far as sta
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    The Kappa

    Thanks guys. 🙂
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