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Offline Guns Akimbo

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1320 on: February 12, 2015, 05:01:48 pm »

There's always been a few anime series which featured transforming motorcycle designs that I just love.

Being a motorcyclist, I approve of this post.  ;D

Offline Gadgetron_3000

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1321 on: February 22, 2015, 02:09:07 pm »
Hi, Everyone.

I decided to dip a toe into the world of Arduino, so I picked up an Arduino Nano three-pack...



$10.95 U.S.D. with free shipping.

This should be interesting.  :)
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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1322 on: February 22, 2015, 02:48:56 pm »
That's a good deal. Gadgetron. Tempted to pick up that same 3-pack, though I still don't have a clue how to program them yet. May be time for me to study the new Arduino thread.
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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1323 on: February 23, 2015, 03:26:13 am »
Learning Arduino is something I've long thought of too. The new thread is certainly a useful tool for us wanting to get into it.
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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1324 on: February 24, 2015, 06:08:37 pm »
That's a good deal. Gadgetron. Tempted to pick up that same 3-pack, though I still don't have a clue how to program them yet. May be time for me to study the new Arduino thread.

Learning Arduino is something I've long thought of too. The new thread is certainly a useful tool for us wanting to get into it.

I'm relatively new to coding too.  But using the Arduino, I've found that a learn-by-example approach works pretty well.  There are lots of resources out there.

In a day, I was able get the following together...

http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=4793.0

...and it works great!

Once you get the Arduino correctly attached to your computer, flashing code to it takes only seconds, and after that you have yourself a fully-functioning lighting effects control board.

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1325 on: March 04, 2015, 02:32:05 pm »
Hi, Everyone.

I was reading a Polar Lights / Round 2 1:350 TOS Enterprise W.I.P. build article over on CultTVman (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/) where the person there mentioned he uses Liquitex Modeling Paste for his seam filler instead of the hobby and automotive putties we usually tend to use.  It's an acrylic product with marble dust in it.  In the article, he says it has the consistency of pancake batter but dries hard as a rock in about 12 hours.

So I picked up an 8-ounce bottle from my local Hobby Lobby ($14.99 minus their usual 40% off) to try out.



Hopefully it works out.  :)
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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1326 on: March 04, 2015, 04:22:17 pm »
Hi, Everyone.

I was reading a Polar Lights / Round 2 1:350 TOS Enterprise W.I.P. build article over on CultTVman (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/) where the person there mentioned he uses Liquitex Modeling Paste for his seam filler instead of the hobby and automotive putties we usually tend to use.  It's an acrylic product with marble dust in it.  In the article, he says it has the consistency of pancake batter but dries hard as a rock in about 12 hours.

So I picked up an 8-ounce bottle from my local Hobby Lobby ($14.99 minus their usual 40% off) to try out.



Hopefully it works out.  :)

Seems like I remember reading something similar, or maybe on a YT video, but don't know anything about it. Be interested to see how it works for you Gadgetron.
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Offline gene1138

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1327 on: March 04, 2015, 10:34:46 pm »
Hi, Everyone.

I was reading a Polar Lights / Round 2 1:350 TOS Enterprise W.I.P. build article over on CultTVman (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/) where the person there mentioned he uses Liquitex Modeling Paste for his seam filler instead of the hobby and automotive putties we usually tend to use.  It's an acrylic product with marble dust in it.  In the article, he says it has the consistency of pancake batter but dries hard as a rock in about 12 hours.

So I picked up an 8-ounce bottle from my local Hobby Lobby ($14.99 minus their usual 40% off) to try out.


Hopefully it works out.  :)

Hmmm I wonder if this would be basically the same stuff that Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty is that I just got.  Liquitex would be easier and slightly cheaper than ordering from across the pond.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1328 on: March 05, 2015, 10:06:18 am »
Hmmm I wonder if this would be basically the same stuff that Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty is that I just got.  Liquitex would be easier and slightly cheaper than ordering from across the pond.

The Liquitex Modeling Paste is the same type of thing as Perfect Plastic Putty.  They both can be cleaned up using water, they dry hard, they're water resistant, they don't shrink, and you can even mix in acrylic paint to color the paste before application.

For those who end up getting Perfect Plastic Putty imported to them from overseas, Liquitex Modeling Paste is more economical.  I believe you get 40-mililiters (1.35256-ounces) with the tube of Perfect Plastic Putty.  For about the same price ($15-range minus 40% off Hobby Lobby or Michael's discount), you get 237-mililiters (8-ounces) of Liquitex Modeling Paste.

It's definitely something to add to a list of modeling tools and supplies to try out.

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1329 on: March 05, 2015, 09:28:13 pm »
Thanks.  Good to know for when I use up my tube of Perfect Plastic Putty.

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1330 on: March 07, 2015, 07:44:56 pm »
This came in the mail today from Columbia House DVD. They were selling the complete set of TOS movies for $5.99+S/H. Not sure why, but I couldn't pass it up since I've been wanting to upgrade from my DVD versions.
Dan

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1331 on: March 14, 2015, 09:47:35 am »
Bandai kits arrived. 2 stormtroopers, a vader, an x-wing, a tie fighter, an at-st, vader tie, and a large credit card bill. Divorce is my next purchase. Hahaha. Luckily wife understand my obsessions.
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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1332 on: March 14, 2015, 11:07:54 am »
It's much easier to explain model purchases than a mistress.   Although I do wonder if overall, the mistress would have been cheaper and less destructive than the 1:350 Refit.

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1333 on: March 14, 2015, 11:31:54 am »
Although I do wonder if overall, the mistress would have been cheaper and less destructive than the 1:350 Refit.

hmmm. A Mistress until caught, would defiantly be less suffering then the Refit

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Re: New Acquisitions
« Reply #1334 on: March 15, 2015, 01:24:08 am »
At least when the missus kicks ya out due to said mistress you wont have anyone nagging commenting about your model purchases  ;D

Of course, all your tools were throw in the trash/set fire too/crushed by said wife and your awesome stash reduced to a pile of rubble .....  :'(
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