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Modelers Questions Board / Re: primer
« Last post by simi on February 16, 2018, 06:39:22 pm »
I've used transtar, duplicolor, vallejo, AK interactive, and stynylrez primer.  By far the best for me was stynylrez.  But it's not the cheapest.  From my experience - Vallejo was the worst if you have to sand.  Stynylrez is the best.  Duplicolor is a close second to stynylrez and is fairly cheap.  Get mine from O'Rielly's.  The rest I get online.  Also, keep in mind - if you DO NOT need to do any/much masking - then go for the cheapest selection.



Modelers Questions Board / Re: primer
« Last post by scottminium on February 16, 2018, 06:23:07 pm »
thanks for the great ideas!
David, glad to have you (and your health) back!  Looking forward to the return.
Not a lot to report for this update. Got sidetracked by RL. Refinishing upstairs and downstairs cabinets this past week.

Anyway, I did manage to get Barry Lockridge (the boy) put together. The main challenge with Barry is his smaller size relative to the other passengers. Every part had to be shaved down a tad, all except for his head. A child's head is proportionally larger than an adult's :

Barry in Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

Barry Lockridge by trekriffic, on Flickr

After brushing with Tamiya lacquer primer:

Barry Lockridge by trekriffic, on Flickr

I little rough looking to the DSLR's eye but he'll look fine after painting.

Next up is Chipper, the dog. I think the easiest thing would be to make him out of epoxy putty; I'll probably break out the Tamiya epoxy putty, it's stiffer than AVES and will hold detail better. Found this good profile shot of him:

Chipper by trekriffic, on Flickr

Before I place him in Barry's lap though I'll paint Barry's shirt and tie, jacket, and pants.

Saty tuned!
Modelers Questions Board / Re: primer
« Last post by starsiegeplayer on February 16, 2018, 11:07:02 am »
Thanks all!  I was wondering if any of the primers might be 'thinner' than the others, as in a fine thin layer of primer.  I haven't seen an issue using rust-o-leum or krylon, just wondering if something like Mr. Surfacer 1000 (et al) was worth the cost.
If thin is what you want,  then Tamiya fine primer.  Good stuf, but expensive
General Discussion / Re: New Acquisitions
« Last post by Tankton on February 16, 2018, 10:23:14 am »
I've got some better decals for that. Doesn't look too bad for a garage kit.
I've seen worse.
Modeler's Links / Re: Oberth class reference shots
« Last post by ImWolf on February 16, 2018, 06:57:47 am »
and I've got one coming in the mail....  heheh.

Take lots of pics or make a video! (please)

Just posted my initial review in "New Acquisitions"

General Discussion / Re: New Acquisitions
« Last post by ImWolf on February 16, 2018, 06:51:57 am »
The WarpM "1/537 Scale" Oberth Class showed up from the UK.... Looks like it will build out to about 10.5" (26cm). Opinions will vary if this scale is correct compared to the "1/537 Scale" refit at 22".

All the pieces are solid resin so not much lighting ability here without some serious ingenuity. There's plenty of the surface detail one would expect, but it's not the best quality I've seen.... from a distance it will probably look great, but for a detailed inspection someone will need to deal with some straggly ribs and other protrusions, crooked or over extended grid lines, and of course the normal nothing fits quite right out of the box resin kit theme.

Unfortunately, this kit also has a lot of extra surface defects from either a dirty mold or being banged and scratched up along the way. I would have expected better for the price tag!

On the bright side though, oft times a kit like this will appreciate in value over time....  so perhaps this will end up being an addition to my art collection? On the other hand, if I decide to take it for a spin....

With a 4-barrel carb and a dual exhaust,
With 4.11 gears
you can really get lost.
It's got safety tubes, but I ain't scared.
The brakes are good, decals fair.

General Discussion / Re: Wolf base by HDA
« Last post by krieg.17 on February 15, 2018, 07:16:13 pm »
I mean there is not even a glimpse of them anywhere. Search on the internet and you can't even find a picture!
Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Klingon Bird of Prey - Colors and Details
« Last post by Spencer on February 15, 2018, 04:34:07 pm »
Yeah, I was just too lazy to partition the diagram on the front end of the ship  :P

SSM??, don't think it was me ... can you post a link??
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