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Gabe Q

Member Since 20 Aug 2003
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Custom Decals Black Aces

05 February 2015 - 05:14 PM

I'd like to get a set of custom decals made. I have the 1/72 Black Aces kit which I would like to scale up to 1/48 scale. I've never done this before so what I'm asking for is this: 

  1. What graphics program do I need that I can make and edit the decal set in the appropriate filetype?
  2. Who is the best person/company to contact to have these printed in high quality?

I'd like to get a small run (about 20 or so) made up to offer here on the boards at cost. The reason I'd like to do this is because of the considerable interest shown at the last MWCon. I feel it would really benefit the community.

Recommend a regulator and moisture trap

26 September 2009 - 06:30 AM

Can someone please recommend a good regulator and moisture trap for my compressor? I have a Badger 80-2 Whirlwind II Compressor.

I wanna get back to building after a few years long hiatus. I'm setting up a nice little work area in the garage and I realize I've lost some of my stuff. Probably gonna need a new airbrush, too, but I already have one in mind.

VFX-1A with Moscato's Booster

13 September 2009 - 09:33 AM

I stumbled upon this: VFX-1A with Booster

Not mine or anything, I just thought you guys might wanna see it.

They did an outstanding job on Moscato's atmospheric booster. There's a ton of other stuff on that site. I just wish I could register on their forums.

Build-up: Hasegawa Battroid

07 June 2007 - 08:09 PM

I joined a one-month group build over at the Samurai-Monkey boards.

I will post progress here, too, from time to time.

I had a little while to work on my kit today so here goes...

The wings have injection marks that will need to be filled and sanded. I circled the most prominent one...

IPB Image

From test fitting, I find out the arm halves don't line up properly. I remove the posts shown to achieve the proper fit. I circled the first removed post.

IPB Image

Here are the arms glued together. I tried my best to line them up straight.

See the sink marks? I only circled one but they'll all have to be filled and sanded smooth.

IPB Image

More to come...

Please post comments, criticisms, tips, etc...

Wm Cheng Is The Master...

05 February 2006 - 03:30 PM

Let's give WM Cheng a custom title. Please suggest one in this thread.

After following WM's most recent build-up, I went through some of his older work. Then it occured to me, he deserves some sort of recognition.

He doesn't have to tediously document his work. He doesn't have to answer endless and, sometimes stupid, questions. He is a great contributer to this site and should be recognized for it.

I recommend the title:

Master Macross Modeler

Anyway, I hope he gets one. If a few people chime in, maybe he will.