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    Models of: Macross - Aircraft - Armor - Warships and R/C Makes it better!

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  1. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Whooo Hooo! 200th page in this thread now! Awesome stuff guys! I wish I had more time to follow everyone's work! - MT
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    Dispersion dye and dx chogokin

    Some people here have tried dying in the past. ABS does not absorb dye readily nor do most plastics. Light pastel colors are the best I have seen. I'm with you on the idea though. I hate paint rubbing off too. - MT
  3. In the future, use Pine Sol to strip paint off your models. TEST it first on something expendable just in case. I've safely used it before. - MT
  4. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    What a masterpiece Arbit! That came out great! That is something show quality AND cool. Its one thing to build a model and another to make it come alive! Congrats on another great build! @ Jaustin89 - If you paint your parts, just make sure to wash the parts first thoroughly and rinse/dry thoroughly too. The models have mold release waxes or grease on them and the paint or glues won't adhere properly. I think you will find the Frame Arms kits go together easily. Assemble pieces first and decide if you want to paint. Some of the kits won't need much paint if you just want to have fun. See if you like the hobby first. I think you will enjoy though! My son and I love building robot kits together. - MT
  5. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    That came out AWESOME Arbit!!! Somebody's video game privileges should be revoked! The only thing that struck me funny was "Darth Vader's Theme" from the first video. One couple had that played at their wedding as the bride came down the isle The Viggen and VF-1J are looking great too guys! - MT
  6. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Looking good guys! I've been so busy building, I haven't been posting pictures or getting on my PC much at home. On the computer all day drawing at work, don't wanna come home and get back on the PC. - MT
  7. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Some cool stuff everyone! Derex, have you tried poring some resin into the old canopies and made some new ones out of the plugs? Vacuum forming some new ones really is not too tough. Plus you can use the skills on some other projects later on. - MT
  8. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    LOTS of AWESOME stuff guys! I wish I had more time to get online and keep up with everything. Arbit, that Falcon is going to be an engineering masterpiece when you're done! - MT
  9. MechTech

    Life Size Papercraft Minmay!

    That came out great! I would have given up and got a wig to put on her. That is some crazy folding! - MT
  10. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    That came out great Electric Indigo! I like the color scheme. Very different from a lot of conventional schemes. That looks great Urashiman! Nice n clean, but well colored in the panel lines. - MT
  11. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Looking cool Arbit! There are several types of solvents that melt styrene, but Lacquer thinner, Methyle-Ethyl Ketone and Acetone are most common. MEK is what a lot of glues like Testors are made with. I just got Tamiya for the first time (love their tiny applicator brush) and it smells like lacquer thinner to me. PLEASE test on scrap styrene pieces. Sometimes pieces will craze, so test first to also check bonds. Pure solvents also dry faster too. - MT
  12. MechTech

    Celshading eggplane VF-1S

    That looks cool! Nice photography too! - MT
  13. MechTech

    Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Hey Arbit, that will look cool! Two things. Don't worry about lightly sanding and then buffing it out to get rid of the outer seams. Its a pain, but not too difficult. Second, make sure you use a solid solvent type glue. Those with acrylic fillers in them will eventually yellow a bit. I've got old models I never painted and that's what happened to them. You may be able to place one or two lights around it and get it lit up. Clear parts are cool in that they conduct light like fiber optics. I think this will look cool! - MT
  14. MechTech

    VF-2SS for 3d printing WIP

    Your modelling and samples look REALLY good! I'd love to see how this turns out! - MT
  15. MechTech

    Life Size Papercraft Minmay!

    This thread brings new meaning to the term "Coming to life off the paper!" This is looking great! - MT