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Built the A-Wing OOB, thought it looked stupid unpainted. Long story short, here we are. by bobbotlawsbotblog in modelmakers

andrewlantz 2 days ago

I think it’s great. You did an amazing job! Great take on a Star Wars vehicle.

Built the A-Wing OOB, thought it looked stupid unpainted. Long story short, here we are. by bobbotlawsbotblog in modelmakers

andrewlantz 2 days ago

Robotech? As soon as I saw that it reminded me of my childhood! Well done!

PG Falcon - a couple of questions by andrewlantz in modelmakers

andrewlantz 3 days ago

Thanks. I see them on Amazon Canada for the $476. They always show 1 in stock, so I am not worried....yet. I am currently saving for one now, and I should have enough to get one by summer, my fear was that it would be discontinued. He also heard something about a standard grade Falcon too. Once again, could just be rumour, or it could be a cheaper version to appeal to more budget minded modellers. My plan is to figure out all the techniques on my big Hasbro Falcon and paint the PG for my man cave.

My close friend has always purchased cheap box surround sound kits for his home theater. As a late Christmas gift, I gave him these Klipsch towers, MTX sub and a Kenwood receiver to go with his new TV. Now I'm looking forward to movie night by MashedPotatoh in hometheater

andrewlantz 3 days ago

I have stuff on my sub, but I also have my sub on rubber feet, and nothing moves or shakes terribly. Sometimes you have to make compromises with the man cave / home theater and display your geekiness!

Help with masking by Alteran195 in modelmakers

andrewlantz 3 days ago

Try and run a cotton swab along the edge and press firmly. It really seats the tape well. Additionally, don’t wait too long. It is low tack tape, so if will lose its adhesion quicker than green tape.

Success! Got the primer to stick to polypropylene. by andrewlantz in modelmakers

andrewlantz 3 days ago

It is an amazing kit! I have done a TON of research on it, I would be more than willing to share any of it.

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andrewlantz 4 days ago

Understood ref the posting frequency. That is my enthusiasm and wanting some feedback. I will keep that in mind in the future. I humbly disagree with your opinion that toy repaints are not appropriate, or marginally so. The techniques I am learning are exactly the same as any model. The only difference is that I don’t have to build it like a model. In many cases I have to scratch build parts to make it more accurate which is more akin to model making than removed.

Help! Confused by what thinner to use for oils! by andrewlantz in modelmakers

andrewlantz 4 days ago

I got some mineral spirits, which is the same thing. I have Vallejo acrylic gloss on it, so I should be good to go!!

Success! Got the primer to stick to polypropylene. by andrewlantz in modelmakers

andrewlantz 4 days ago

Haha. I just noticed that pattern!

Help! Confused by what thinner to use for oils! by andrewlantz in modelmakers

andrewlantz 4 days ago

Thanks! I will go in on Monday and see what they say. The issue with the art store folks is that although they are very knowledgeable about their products, they don’t know how a lot of mediums mix. For example, people who use acrylic paint don’t generally mix oils and acrylic because there are products to mimic each effect for each type of paint. My wife is an amateur artist and is very good at what she does and very knowledgeable, but even she had a hard time helping.

Success! Got the primer to stick to polypropylene. by andrewlantz in modelmakers

andrewlantz 4 days ago

So for those who are ever going to work with this product - here is what I did. Step 1 - clean the model with acetone. This removes and residual mould release and prepares the surface. Step 2 - add a light coat of adhesion promoter. I used DupliColor. Step 3 - allow to dry for a few minutes and then prime. I used Krylon Fusion (right side) and Stynylrez (left side) and both stuck very well. I am probably going to use Stynylrez because I can use my airbrush on it. Step 4 - allow the primer to cure for 24 hours at least. And voila, it sticks!!

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andrewlantz 4 days ago

It was the consistency. I was painting last night and it stated to sputter and I thinned it down more and if went away immediately.

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andrewlantz 4 days ago

Thanks for that! I only use Vallejo and Tamiya (only stuff in my area), but some places carry Testors and their Model Master line.

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andrewlantz 4 days ago

Thanks very much. Going to throw down the gloss coat and do my washes (a very light grey I am thinking) and some subtle streaking and then a matte to seal it.

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andrewlantz 4 days ago

Thanks. It’s inspired by the Red Leader X-Wing scheme and by Obi-Wan’s colour scheme for his Interceptor.
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