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Everything posted by arbit

  1. 1/350 Yeti/Neptune bug eye kit

    Great work. Look forward to more updates.
  2. 1/60 VF-5000 3D Printing

    Nice work! I look forward to seeing it painted. I'm sure you learned a lot on this project. I cant even fathom how you guys do it.
  3. 1/700 forgotten kits. Valhalla repaint

    Nice paint palette! Love the Bug Eye. I need one myself.
  4. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1 Ranger

    A lot of greeblies on the Arm are from the Hasegawa landing gears. The heavy base Arm is entirely bashed from the Bandai 1/72 Valk, which is great for spare parts, if for nothing else.
  5. I've been working on this for a while on the Workbench, and since it has passed a reasonable stage, I thought I would give it its own thread. This is also a call out for help to finalize, because I need to find really small limit switches that are Normally Closed (Edit: This has been solved with an Arduino sketch and instructions attached further down). I found small limit switches based on a similar project by DorobouHige, but they turned out to be Normally Open, which does not work in my wiring diagram for reversing a DC motor with limit switches. This is what the limit switches I have look like (9x5.5x2mm ). I believe they may be available in Japanese electronics stores with Normally Closed options. Larger "micro" switches wont fit in the Valk. Any help solving this would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1 Ranger

    Your son likes it? In that case I am really proud of myself. How old is he? My oldest is 13 and he seems to like it too. Big DYRL and Macross II fan.
  7. Respect for both of you not losing your cool. Good people.
  8. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1 Ranger

    Thanks, but I still need to put it all together. Actual credit goes to bonobeet, DorobouHige2008, WM Cheng's Step-By-Steps, Mechtech, NZEOD, and these guys.
  9. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1 Ranger

    Note that the launch arm is not yet glued together. I have 17 wires that will run from the valk through the launch arm down the 5mm copper tube. There is plenty of space, but wires dont travel at right angles. So permanently gluing the claws is a last step.
  10. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1 Ranger

    No that's my kids' 1/44 Bandai. I refuse to do a Falcon until they make a 1/72 with opening interior like the one I grew up with. Can it be so hard?
  11. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    That's why you need the big saw. Cuts through the resin like butter.
  12. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    In that case, you definitely need a razor saw. Classic Japanese tool. They cut in reverse stroke and are very thin.
  13. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Oh boy. Safety first every one.
  14. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Brett is right. But don't drill wet, because then you have other problems
  15. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Uhhhhh, yeah... I've watched that doggy walk right off the edge every time.
  16. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Derex, sounds like you could also use some Tamiya razor saws, the big one and little PE ones are great for removing big chunks safely. And I forgot to mention, wear protective glasses as well with the Dremel; I've had several bits break and fly off who-knows-where.
  17. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    How do you keep them from sliding off the rubber thingy?
  18. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    You also need a set of Chinese diamond file bitd. I hardly use the Dremel bits. They are too strong. And I dont give marriage advice, but trust me you will have a lot of modelling time when youre "not needed" around.
  19. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    If you cant wait on shipping, I believe there are alternatives to the WeCheer at your hardware store that are low speed grinders, sometimes used for nails, sometimes battery powered. But I can only recommend this one because I have had it for months and it rocks.
  20. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    DO NOT use your Big Daddy Dremel on your expensive model.
  21. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Okay, some advise, you use these grinders mostly from the side of the bit to shave delicately. You don't use them like a drill, unless you're trying to gouge something out.
  22. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    The Dremel is too strong for that. It's like a bucking stallion. But this one can do delicate work and you can control it.
  23. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Derex, So you don't cut yourself again, I recommend the WeCheer low speed grinder on Ebay. It does really fine work for shaving and sanding, and you can keep the heat down as well. It uses the same drill bits as the Dremel. I use it for carving, cleaning photo etch, and removing nubs on resin and plastic. You still need the adult Dremel for drilling holes and serious carving, but with this you never have to shave with an Xacto again. Remember to always use a gas mask when grinding resin AND plastic.
  24. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1 Ranger

    This one is for you NZEOD. You taught me everything I know about this stuff. I'm just the sous chef. Best wishes for your daughter.