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Quote:Most brake fluids used today are glycol-ether based, but mineral oil (Citroën liquide hydraulique minéral LHM) and silicone (DOT 5) based fluids are also available.

From what I've read, DOT 3 and DOT 4 are pretty effective, just avoid Dot 5 (silicone based).
I also tried soaking the parts for 2 and a half days and it didn't soften at all.
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09-27-2010 03:06 PM
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Some info on panel lines and simple weathering techniques.

http://ninfinger.org/models/rms_tips/rmsfaq.15.html


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11-09-2010 02:14 PM
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Sorry if this is a bit of a necro but it's a handy weathering technique:

Give the entire model a metallic basecoat and wait for it to dry.
On areas you're going to apply weathering, spray/paint a light application of an inbetween color between the metallic basecoat and the final color (about a 50/50 mix). wait to dry
Apply sand mixed with elmer's glue to areas where you want to be weathered.
Spray the desired model color over the sanded model.
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Once dry, simply flake off the sanded areas. This creates the appearance of battle damage/paint flaking/etc. exposing the primer layer and the initial top coat of the model. While this technique is generally used for car and tank models, it winds up looking quite nice on mecha.


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08-15-2011 07:35 PM
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In RR, we are all Necromancers. The good thing is we only have one thread per topic. since we usually check what's available before making a new thread.


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08-16-2011 10:56 AM
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Back in the day I just dab in some gray acrylics for the peeling paint Sad

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08-16-2011 06:27 PM
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(08-15-2011 07:35 PM)McCale Wrote:  Sorry if this is a bit of a necro but it's a handy weathering technique:

Give the entire model a metallic basecoat and wait for it to dry.
On areas you're going to apply weathering, spray/paint a light application of an inbetween color between the metallic basecoat and the final color (about a 50/50 mix). wait to dry
Apply sand mixed with elmer's glue to areas where you want to be weathered.
Spray the desired model color over the sanded model.
it
Once dry, simply flake off the sanded areas. This creates the appearance of battle damage/paint flaking/etc. exposing the primer layer and the initial top coat of the model. While this technique is generally used for car and tank models, it winds up looking quite nice on mecha.


I've heard of a similar weathering method, using grains of salt instead of sand. It's used more for rust effects and discolored metal.


(08-16-2011 06:27 PM)J.E_Magog Wrote:  Back in the day I just dab in some gray acrylics for the peeling paint Sad

It's what i do even until now. I'm too much of a chicken to even try any other techniques. Happy


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08-16-2011 06:52 PM
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(08-16-2011 06:52 PM)Fox Wrote:  
(08-15-2011 07:35 PM)McCale Wrote:  Sorry if this is a bit of a necro but it's a handy weathering technique:

Give the entire model a metallic basecoat and wait for it to dry.
On areas you're going to apply weathering, spray/paint a light application of an inbetween color between the metallic basecoat and the final color (about a 50/50 mix). wait to dry
Apply sand mixed with elmer's glue to areas where you want to be weathered.
Spray the desired model color over the sanded model.
it
Once dry, simply flake off the sanded areas. This creates the appearance of battle damage/paint flaking/etc. exposing the primer layer and the initial top coat of the model. While this technique is generally used for car and tank models, it winds up looking quite nice on mecha.


I've heard of a similar weathering method, using grains of salt instead of sand. It's used more for rust effects and discolored metal.


(08-16-2011 06:27 PM)J.E_Magog Wrote:  Back in the day I just dab in some gray acrylics for the peeling paint Sad

It's what i do even until now. I'm too much of a chicken to even try any other techniques. Happy


Yeah, I'm always open to new techniques but certain methods are just quick, dirty and efficient.


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08-16-2011 08:34 PM
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http://www.bosny.com/primer.html

They finally have something for plastic.


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09-24-2011 07:45 PM
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(09-24-2011 07:45 PM)Serene Wrote:  http://www.bosny.com/primer.html

They finally have something for plastic.

I dunno, man. Upon checking the instructions, it looks like you'll have a hard time working with this if you'll be using it on plastic models. If it's for projects with single, large objects, you'll be fine. But for projects with multiple small pieces, i dunno...

This calls for some experimentation! RR Bash Brothers, assemble!!!


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09-25-2011 10:13 AM
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(09-25-2011 10:13 AM)Fox Wrote:  
(09-24-2011 07:45 PM)Serene Wrote:  http://www.bosny.com/primer.html

They finally have something for plastic.

This calls for some experimentation! RR Bash Brothers, assemble!!!

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09-25-2011 01:22 PM
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Heatable and reusable plastic. I didn't know this thing exists until now. I feel like making moulds using this but I'm not sure how much detail it can hold.


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07-13-2012 12:04 AM
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Ahhh, Instant Mold/Oyumaru. I've been hanging out in some WH40k modelling forums lately and a lot of the guys there swear by that stuff for expanding their armies. The detail that you get on the duplicates seems to be decent enough.

The duplicate is on the left, the original is on the right. This is for a wargame mini that's just as small as a bottle cap so giant robot model kits should look pretty good.
[Image: instant-mold-review-tutorial-15.jpg]
pic taken from - http://chestofcolors.com/instant-mold-review-tutorial/

Best of all, it's reusable. Woot


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07-13-2012 04:09 PM
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That's quite impressive. Maybe if the guy used liquid resin he could have gotten better results. Looks useful enough for one sided molds but I'm not sure if it's suitable for making two part molds. I'll try getting my hands on those in a few days.
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07-13-2012 05:29 PM
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Post results too when you're done. I really have to get my hands on some sticks of these one of these days.


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07-13-2012 05:31 PM
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Here's the only mold I was able to make. It's the middle of winter here it hardens quickly when I get it out of the hot water.

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[Image: resintest_04.jpg]

Recast parts.
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First, second and third try.
[Image: resintest_01.jpg]

[Image: resintest_02.jpg]

Parts assembled
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[Image: resintest_03.jpg]

[Image: resintest_07.jpg]

I also bumped into some problems mixing the resin. I wasn't able to pour the resin in small amounts because I forgot to purchase a syringe and I just ended up pouring it right out of the bottle, so there's plenty of wastage as you can see. The mixing time of 2 minutes was halved because it's curing too quickly. I also ended up with some rising air bubbles and I believe that was the result when I cut down the mixing time.

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[Image: resintest_06.jpg]

[Image: resintest_05.jpg]

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