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04531
Russian Destroyer
Admiral Chabanenko Udaloy II
Trumpeter 1:350
04531 2007 Changed parts
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RSU48-0124
UH-1D Huey exhaust nozzles for Kitty Hawk kit
UA ResKit 1:48
RSU48-0124 2021 New tool
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Revell's Type VIIc in 1:144 scale
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1:144
I think there was supposed to be some photo etch plating here, but if I can get the other side looking this nice, I migh...
1:144 German Submarine Deutsches U-Boot Type VII C (Revell 05038)1:144 Set for Type VIIc 1:144, for Revell 05038 & 05675 (RC Subs SKU-090)
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Spanjaard
looking interesting 🙂
6 August 2021, 11:37
Treehugger
I made some mistakes and I ordered a new kit off ebay. :|

Now, this time around I am able to create my perforations on the hull with perfect result. 🙂

Don't use a drill bit or scrape the holes open, just scrape the plastic away on the backside!!! Leave the outside as is, to keep the detailed edges intact, with correct proportions.
18 May, 11:29

May 21, 2022

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SPS-072
US Laser Guided Bombs & Anti-Radiation Missiles
Meng Model 1:48
SPS-072 2021 New tool Multi-topic (7)
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MTL35055
Soviet
T-10M Heavy Tank 200 track links, 400 track pins
MasterClub 1:35
MTL35055 2015 New tool
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05902
Chinese Type 33G Submarine
Trumpeter 1:144
05902 2000 Changed parts
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Oh, wow. 1:72 Oerlikon metal barrels. Such details. 🙂
duckduckgo.com/?q=GM..images&ia=images

I just realized that I have a wip Vosper torpedo boat with two Oerlikon guns that I could upgrade with metal parts.

May 19, 2022

Treehugger
Oh, wow. Possibly the best looking box art ever imo. 🙂 Though, a reboxing. :|
12346
Dassault Rafale C `EC 1/7 Provence 2012'
Academy 1:48
12346 2022* Changed decals
Panzerjäger Hantoeig
I agree, this box art is quite the looker. Found out my local hobby store has these in stock. Probably going to contribute further to my poor financial decisions. 😄
19 May, 01:30
Treehugger
Btw, I just realized that the painter used what is called the "dutch angle" here. A tilted view for some unsettling tension perhaps.

I have this kit as a "must buy" as I've been wanting a 1:48 Rafale for some time.

Odd that the Rafale have a sideways folding canopy, I wonder why.
19 May, 06:20
Panzerjäger Hantoeig
Nice, I managed to snag an example. Was apparently selling like hotcakes for 20 bucks a piece at the local hobby store. Cool note on the technique used in the box art, might be why it looks appealing.
19 May, 11:14
Murad ÖZER
Treehugger re rafale canopy opening sideways, not only that i believe it's also unpowered or rather "man"powered?

as for boxarts and aviation related art in general check this yt channel out

youtube.com/channel/..kACW_3G-C4nCA/videos
19 May, 11:33

May 15, 2022

Treehugger
Oh, wow, modern accomodation ladders can look really fancy, 12 tons though:

ehlsolutions.com/our..accomodation-ladder/

May 13, 2022

Treehugger
And now, something else. 🙂

Apparently he has started his own model kit company (Andy's Hobby Headquarters), in cooperation with Takom, for the release of a 1:16 scale M4A3E8 Sherman tank:

Youtube Video

 
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May 8, 2022

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01082
15U175 TEL of RS-12M1 Topol-M ICBM complex
Trumpeter 1:35
01082 2022* New tool Multi-topic (1!!)

May 7, 2022

Treehugger
Q: If I wanted to create folded sailing fabric for a sailing ship in 1:200 scale, what kind of thin fabric might be usable, that might look the nicest? Any ideas? I was thinking, silk material, but maybe that is too glossy and might be other things that might work as well perhaps. Note that the sails would be folded, and tucked in along the mast parts or whatever.
John Hughes
I have some old Irish linen which I salvaged from the old drawing stores at work some 30 years ago. It must be about a century old now. They used to soak the linen in a resin and use that for technical drawings, but a good soak in cold water will get the resin out. It's thin, fine woven and strong.
7 May, 19:40
Treehugger
I am reminded of how much fun it is can be to just try impove on the existing detailing on a scale model kit. 🙂 With a little bit of work one can reshape the many holes around the bow with a sharp x-acto knife. I used the inside ribs as a guide, the symmetries aren't 100% accurate it seems comparing to photos but sort of good enough. I can add some metal anchor chain on top for a somewhat more clean paint job later on, separating the two, the ship and the anchor chain.

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Treehugger
An hour more of this and finally I got it done. It is important to get the square shape carved out quickly, to avoid making a larger and larger circular hole. Luckily I could use the inside ribs for a symmetric positioning of these holes.

So I first drilled out a hole, and then gently carve out a square hole with an (a new blade attached) X-acto blade knife.

[img1]
 
7 May, 11:56
Treehugger
Heh, I came to the realization that I had messed up a build, by not thinking things through, having chosen a bad solution for drilling out holes in the plastic, so I ended up ordering a new kit. :| At least, the kit is cheaper now, as it was sold without build guide and decals.

So what happened was that, after drilling out the holes I still had to clean up the cavities, but I sanded off too much plastic and adding (too much) liquid glue also probably rounded off the delicate plastic edges, eventually making the holes too large.

I should instead simply scraped the back side of the plastic, until all the holes became perforated that way. That way, I could have kept the outer holes with their edges intact.

As this was my Type VIIc kit model I've been wanting to build, a kit box that isn't easily found anymore if you don't want the c/41 variant, and having lots of photo etch for this, I thought I would open my wallet for this one and just start again.

May 4, 2022

Treehugger
Airfix ought to retire this model, as this is more like a toy and less like an accurate model, and has rather obvious inaccuracies because of how the toy like assembly apparently required adding plastic on the outside which shouldn't be there and has to be removed, as one expects a circular shape for the cross section of the rocket.

Also, it looks like the kit makers in the day, had in mind, adding 0.5 x 0.5 strip styrene for the reinforcement ribs around the rocket. It looks like, adding this strip styrene is fairly easy.
A11170
Apollo: SATURN V 40th Anniversary 1969-2009
Airfix 1:144
A11170 2009 Changed parts Multi-topic (2)

May 3, 2022

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05177
German Submarine
Type XXI
Revell 1:144
05177 2022 Changed parts

April 24, 2022

Treehugger
Re. Airfix' old Saturn V rocket kit. I wonder now, if they had the following modification in mind when they made the molds. I dry fitted two bits of strip styrene onto the odd surface, to create visible ribs. Incidentally Evergreen's H0 8282, 0,56 x 0,56 mm. (Train scale?)

[img1] (image upload link)
 
Treehugger
Checking with Evergreen 120 (0,5 x 0,5mm), this matches even better, leaving a somewhat larger space between the ribs as seen in photos.

[img1] (image upload)
 
24 April, 09:41

April 23, 2022

Treehugger
Hrm, this is kis imo overpriced and obviously so. I would recommend waiting for a new mold with better detailing if you care about details.
A11170
Apollo: SATURN V 40th Anniversary 1969-2009
Airfix 1:144
A11170 2009 Changed parts Multi-topic (2)

April 20, 2022

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70019
USS Modern Accmmodation Ladder
BigBlueBoy 1:700
70019

April 18, 2022

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A11170
Apollo: SATURN V 40th Anniversary 1969-2009
Airfix 1:144
A11170 2009 Changed parts Multi-topic (2)

April 13, 2022

Treehugger
I'll just put this here. 🙂 Check it out! A new "3d" printer.

twitter.com/Rainmake..448279003139/photo/1

April 6, 2022

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1001
Long March 5B HLV & Tianhe Core Module
Magic Factory 1:200
1001 2021 New tool

April 3, 2022

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17029
USS Nimitz CVN-68 for TRUMPETER Kit
Eduard 1:700
17029 2011 New tool

March 21, 2022

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1290
S.79 Sparviero
Italeri 1:72
1290 2010 Changed decals
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1439
MC.202 Folgore
Italeri 1:72
1439 2021 Changed decals
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05152
Container Ship COLOMBO EXPRESS
Revell 1:700
05152 2017 Changed box
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Hobby Boss' CB-2 USS Guam
133 images
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1:350
No idea how long this is going to take. Maybe a little each day. I could try first "clean up/fix" all the large railings...
1:350 USS Guam CB-2 (HobbyBoss 86514)1:350 USS Alaska / Guam Armament (For Hobby Boss Kit) (Master SM-350-099)1:350 USN 40 mm/56 Bofors quadruple mount ver.3 / with Mk-51 director (Master SM-350-095)
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Treehugger
Looking closer, after having added the thin bit of strip styrene all along the top edge of the deck there were so many gaps and tiny pits, took a while to go over them. I think I fixed maybe 95% of them.

I am glad I did this extra work, as I learn to just take my time trying to fix things by a little bit of patience.

Uuh, I forgot to mention it, but I will add another layer of red there, and THEN add the black line. I hope I don't forget that order. 🙁
19 August 2021, 20:29
Treehugger
Oof. I think now I must make a plan, a DRAWING , planning out how I can divide the longer photo etch railings, such that the railings best can mist with the existing details. It seems unrealistic to think I can just fiddle with this long PE railing and also mix it into the various details that require modification to the photo etch. :|
4 September 2021, 19:10

March 20, 2022

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32022
SAAB J-29F Tunnan
Fly 1:32
32022 2022 New tool
Treehugger
Is this really a "new tool"? The previous version is just a couple of years older.
32022
SAAB J-29F Tunnan
Fly 1:32
32022 2022 New tool

February 13, 2022

Treehugger
What does scale = 65mm mean?
65FS 201
Cannon of 75mm 1897
Blitz 65mm
65FS 201 2021 New tool
Marc Le Bayon
1/28th scales
13 February, 12:00

February 11, 2022

Treehugger
Q: Mr. Hobby and Mr. Color, are simply two different brands right? Or?

They both sell leveling thinner. I did finally find Mr. Hobby Leveling thinner, but thought maybe the names were related.
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Alec K
Thanks Roland and Murad for that info, good to know that GSI leveling thinner works with their Aqueous line as well 👍
11 February, 20:18
Maciej Bellos
You can add a few drops of levelling thinner when thinning humbrols with Humbrol's thinner and helps a bit with spraying. It's a versatile product.
11 February, 23:22

January 26, 2022

Treehugger
added a new photoalbum.
Dragon's Ohio Class SSGN (or SSBN) in 1:350 scale
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1:350
I had some difficulty making the hull smooth after adding putty to the panel lines all around the sub. Which explains wh...
1:350 U.S.S. Florida SSGN 728 - Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine (Dragon 1056)
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Treehugger
Ah, thanks.
Ah I think I see what you mean by the four sets of bouy stations on the side of the superstructure on top of the sub.
I have the, what you called ballast tank vents filled in for now with putty. Sometimes I wonder a model would look better if some of the panel lines were filled in. Good thing I am done with the wierd panel lines around the hull, as one expect the hull to be smooth.
26 January, 21:24
John Ballman
Subs have weld lines and they are raised lines, you should see a boat that has gone through overhaul. Lots of hull cuts made to remove major equipment from the ship so they can be overhauled as well. At that scale you wouldn't see those lines very well.
26 January, 22:23

January 6, 2022

Treehugger
Finally my order from Hong Kong arrived to my area. 🙂

Order date: 18. September 2021
Arrival date: 4. January 2022

December 16, 2021

Treehugger
Found another fun short documentary, this about the USAF XB-70 Valkyrie bomber:
It just occurred to me that it could be fun juxtaposing a car or bus of old eras together with "vintage" jets of the same era. 🙂 Some nice closeups of the museum jet.

Youtube Video

 


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Mark
A great watch. Thanks for posting @Treehugger 👍
16 December 2021, 09:56
Neil
Thanks Treehugger. Just watched. Yep, agreed, nice footage in there 👍 This is such a beautiful/fast/cool aircraft (history has similarities to a TSR2 in places). I'd love to visit the museum and see. Maybe one day I'll build the (huge) Italeri kit in my stash 🙂
16 December 2021, 10:41

December 8, 2021

Treehugger
I found a fun Spitfire documentary, only 15 min long. Mk1 to Mk 24.

Youtube Video

 

December 4, 2021

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November 30, 2021

Treehugger
Sweet! 😄 I am interested in this.
A04104
De Havilland Tiger Moth
Airfix 1:48
A04104 2019 New tool
wilky
Pity they didn't include R.A.A.F. decals
25 April 2020, 07:34
Andrea Morris
RAAF decals available from Hannants!
30 November 2021, 05:01
wilky
Thanks Andrea, I can buy decal sheets here in Australia too.
It's cheaper though when I don't have to buy extra decals. This is already a $50 kit here
30 November 2021, 19:43

November 24, 2021

Treehugger
I made a meme:

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playtime 222
Please add the glue SKU here so I can add it to my wishlist...
24 November 2021, 09:32
Treehugger
I made a meme:

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November 18, 2021

Treehugger
I came across an imo fun documentary about the, hm YF-110, or.. the Mig-21. 🙂 I had no idea that the nose cone would adjust in/out to control the air going to the engine.

Youtube Video

 

November 16, 2021

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85506
Russian
KrAZ-255B
HobbyBoss 1:35
85506 2014 New tool
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GT 35050
EOV-4421 Excavator for KRaZ 255b Chassis
Guntower Models 1:35
GT 35050 2021* New tool

November 1, 2021

Treehugger
Q: Would a lacquer thinner liquid act as a cleaning solvent, or would it go hard or leave residue if drying inside the airbrush?
Alec K
I have been using lacquer thinner as an airbrush cleaner for a long time with excellent results. Never noticed any residue.
20 September 2021, 13:04
Ben M
It doesn't leave residue but may interact with seals in your airbrush depending on what they are made of
1 November 2021, 20:56

October 26, 2021

Treehugger
Oh, wow. My lastest order online, took 28 days to ship, just out of Hong Kong, which is unusual.

October 14, 2021

Treehugger
Q: Does anybody know what this DSPIAE tool is even for?

I thought at first it was for sanding, but now I am confused. I thought maybe there was some sanding paper to be attached, but I can't find any info on this.

Product name: Dspiae ES-S "Etching Sheet Sanding Bored Set"

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Treehugger
Well, thanks for contributing.
1 October 2021, 16:06
Tini Hendriks
I use them, satisfied about it, you can sand with great force on a very small place. They are a bit thick (I have very thin ones from Gunze). There are also pre-shaped sandpaper holders of DSPIAE. I have one where you can put the sandpaper in a 90 degrees L holder. Also a nice tool

majinhobby.com/produ..ding-block-profiles/
14 October 2021, 18:12
Treehugger
I have yet to watch all of this (Genesis Models Youtube channel), but I thought this video about 3d printing was interesting: LCD based 3d printing?

Edit: Hm, looks like the end result is still not yet completely smooth though, but perhaps good enough.

Youtube Video

 

October 11, 2021

Treehugger
Warning. My favourite hobby store in Asia has recently put up a big red warning re. credit card payment.

They explain the issue at their store (which afaik uses TLS encryption), and links to a Microsoft webpage warning and explanation, dating back to september, which seems to sketch up an attack vector from spoofed emails (fake emails) and presumably people visiting or having downloaded something after reading email. I won't claim to understand this. Seems I am ok though, but (and as I understood it) the store warning says that he thinks fraudulent credit card transactions happened the last month, and seems to say that people impacted by this have been warned by their banks, with the effect of credit cards being frozen.

October 9, 2021

Treehugger
I'm hopping on this one or I will try to, taking imo a risk with some new things like 3d printed parts + resin. Hopefully the clear parts look good. Stuff is also in production so afaik nobody has gotten their kit yet.
303701
SAAB JA37 VIGGEN
JETMADS 1:32
303701 2021 New tool
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Erik No
Since last week there is an unboxing video, is already linked here under the kit. Looks great, especially the tail is awesome.

What I don't like is that, for example, the fuselage parts are supposed to be butt glued. I'm also worried about the landing gear. I question if the printed parts will safely support the weight?

I have no idea when mine will arrive, but I'm excited as hell. 😄
No question, it must be the splinter camo! The masks from DN-Models are already here. 😉

9 October 2021, 10:30
Treehugger
I think I remember that the devs said that they tested the weight of the landing gear, and iirc they tested with something like an additional kilo of weight before the landing gear finally gave in.

As for the fuselage parts, I think I might explore using custom guide pins, to avoid stressing with the work of gluinging the big parts together, and maybe reinforcing the glue work this way by adding guiding pins, to avoid simply gluing two butt sides together (no idea if the glue could ever come undone. I think super glue is bad against shear forces, so if you bump a model into a table, perhaps two previoulsy glued parts might snap off each other.

Heh, I learned recently that, if you press two parts together, gluing with super glue, it goes hard surprisingly fast, probably because the surface area of the glue becomes thin as opposed to being a ball of liquid. I will make sure to never ever use a large blog of superglue, unless, the two parts are already in good contact (as if relying on capillary reaction for the glue to seep inwards).

I wonder how super glue debonder will react to resin (!). Seems to me that, debonder will soften injection moulded plastic (which is unfortunate).
9 October 2021, 13:04

September 22, 2021

Treehugger
Dear Trumpeter..

Stop ruining the portholes on your ship kits by being so lazy and moulding the port holes horizontally, surely you must know that this is not how geometry works if you want to create circular port holes. The excavation of a solid must happen perpendicular to the angled surface, not just horizontally with the water surface. Ovals and circles are really two different things.

Having to fix ship kits is really starting to get annoying.
Treehugger
So it has come to pass: I finally managed to end up ordering the same product, twice, each in different stores. 😠

Luckily, it was a minor photo etch set (1:700 supercarrier parts). 🙂

September 20, 2021

Treehugger
Q: If I buy some extra 'Tamiya Extra Thin' cement bottles, how long could I keep it in store, without the glue doing bad? Years on end? Or?
Alec K
Few few years, easy. It does slowly evaporate, so its a matter of how much dissapears. Make sure cap is on tight and keep in cool dark place.
20 September 2021, 13:22

September 17, 2021

Treehugger
marked this item as on order
88E01
US Ordnance Set 1
AvantGarde Model Kits (AMK) 1:48
88E01 2019 New tool Multi-topic (13)
Treehugger
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AT-PB
Photo Etched Parts Bender
DSPIAE
AT-PB 2017
Treehugger
Well, about time I got myself one of these.
17 September 2021, 19:02
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Treehugger
Crap, I forgot to include this in my latest order. 🙁
17 September 2021, 19:01
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12221
F-15C MSIP II Special Edition
Academy 1:48
12221 2010 Changed parts
Treehugger
Q: Do all cyanoacrylate debonder liquid soften the plastic? I think I saw that the plastic got ugly when I tried my CA debonder liquid some time ago.

September 16, 2021

Treehugger
The Vallejo airbrush cleaner liquid bottle, is annoying me. Seems like a lot of drops are spilled because of the crude pop-up-cap solution, I will want to try find a lab bottle online with a pointy dispenser, but it ought to have some kind of cap that I can put onto the opening so the liquid inside doesn't stink, nor evaporate.
Treehugger
Nobody, except for one firm in Netherlands seems to be selling a wash bottle that has a cap on it. Well, except something on ebay which I don't like the design of. 🙁

I thought maybe Vallejo sold some some kind of dispenser accessory but I couldn't find anything, it would be important that the bottle tip had a removable/attachable cap, else the cleaning liquid would probably just stink up the place without a cap on.
16 September 2021, 18:17
Treehugger
added a new photoalbum.
Trumpeter's Soviet 2A3 Kondensator 2P 406 mm Self-propelled Howitzer
3 images
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1:35
Re. the cannon barrel, I airbrushed on black matte primer and sanded it off again to get an idea if there were areas wit...
1:35 2A3 Kondensator 2P 406 mm Self-propelled Howitzer (Trumpeter 09529)1:35 Modern Soviet 2A3 Kondensator 2P 406mm S.P.H (Voyager Model PE35963)
2
Robin (WhiteGlint)
Giant howitzer approaching 👀
12 September 2021, 15:30
Treehugger
One of my many work-in-progress stuff I'm afraid. I do hope to "finish" my CB-2 Guam ship in 1:350 by new year. Just have to eh figure out my overly complicated photo etch railings idea.
12 September 2021, 17:15

September 15, 2021

Treehugger
I will admit 1:18 scale would be very nice. Bandai's 1:48, just isn't large enough in some sense. 🙂 (I have that one in 1:48).
Build Your Own
Star Wars X-Wing (100 Pack Partworks Kit)
DeAgostini Model Space 1:18
2021 Changed parts

September 14, 2021

Treehugger
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AT-PB
Photo Etched Parts Bender
DSPIAE
AT-PB 2017

September 13, 2021

Treehugger
Q: Are all cyanoacrylate glues UV sensitive for rapid curing, or is there only select types of products for such rapid UV curing of the cyanoacrylate?

Btw, UV curing equipment sounds dangerous, but I know next to nothing about such tools.
Ingmar Stöhr
No, they are not UV sensitive - to my knowledge. The standard cyanoacrylate uses OH-Ions from the moisture in the air to harden.

UV sensitive glues have special ingredients, that will react to the UV light. There are weak lights, that need no protection. There are stronger lights, where you should protect your eyes and there are very strong lights that you should not get on your skin.

How dangerous UV light is strongly depends on the wavelength (A, B, C Type) and the power. UVA is relatively save but causes skin aging and can cause cancer. UVB will cause sunburn and cancer if your get to much and UVC is even worse.
13 September 2021, 04:50
Treehugger
Hm, says here 365 nm wavelength, assuming that is correct. This is the product that shines the uv light. Apparently UVA rays. I will try find some more information about it, it is probably for curing glue but I am not 100% sure.

Edit: A youtuber points out that such uv light should be used with basic protection like uv glasses which makes good sense I think. In addition to inadvertently looking at the uv light, I suspect the uv light can also bounce around back into your eyes, which according to some other guy on youtube, says your eyes won't notice the wavelength and will eventually take damage.

Btw, another concern of mine, is keeping all these battery powered thingies around in my apartment. I guess the only concern are those cheapest 18650 batteries with no safety circuit built into them and other such cheap products that may be sub part in terms of safety.

Btw, I noticed the other day this interior car monitoring system (cameras) product which supposed uses capacitors and not batteries for its remote use, presumably rechargeable, unless I misunderstood things. Sounded strange though, as if capacitors replaced batteries.
13 September 2021, 06:20
Ingmar Stöhr
To use protective glasses is no bad idea. I personally would not worry about reflection (if it is not a very powerful device). The reflections will be very, very weak and should be no concern.
An your eyes will definitely not notice and react to the UV light. And always keep in mind, that during a walk in the sun you also get a lot of UVA radiation - often without protection.
13 September 2021, 08:09

September 12, 2021

Treehugger
I have learned to love a sharp blade as opposed to a dull one, so next time I will order 100 X-Acto blades. 🙂

I have tried to sharpen the dull ones, but I haven't been able to do so consistently, maybe I could try it again.
Treehugger
Re. "DSPIAE Magnetic Paint Mixer"

Anyone familiar with this presumably new product? Doesn't seem to have moving parts, and I don't know how it is supposed to work.
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Treehugger
I was thinking, it is not possible to see inside a Vallejo paint bottle. So, when I get one, I would want to cut a couple of bottles open and fill it with liquid and see how the rods are spinning, given that the bottom of those bottles aren't like smooth glass. Ideally I could try find some more gooey liquid, but I don't know what that could be, or I could perhaps sacrifice some amount of primer paint from one of my large bottles. I wouldn't be able to see the moving piece though with primer paint, but I could at least get a visual on any swirls on the top side, then use water to see how the metal parts actually spins around.
12 September 2021, 10:11
Spanjaard
In the website they seem to indicate ("seem" because it is the Chinese version, and you can not use google translate with images....) that you need a flat bottom. Also, it seems obvious that if there is a bump in the bottom, the distance to the magnets increases and it may be less effective. Also the rod may not spin so freely.
In one review the guy complained about how the switch of the dspiae works. I believe there is no speed regulation. either is full power with usb connection, or lower speed with batteries.

It may be possible to use a variable power supply using USB cable. Then you can have different voltages and different settings. But in that case, better build the complete thing, I think.
12 September 2021, 13:25
Treehugger
added a new project.
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Treehugger
I am just looking over the parts, as usual when getting a new kit, doing some easy clean up stuff while listening to youtube videos.

I think this will be a fun and no stress project adding wiring. 🙂

I've started to change the barrel shape a little, to have a metallic inner part that presumably recoil into the cannon when fired, will use self adhesive metal foil for this area. Doing basic clean up work on the wheels and track links. This kit imo does not properly show the inner part of the barrel, so I want to fix that. Photos show the inner part of the barrel having a shiny part, so presumably the barrel recoil into the housing part when fired I am thinking.

The kit comes with two sets of actuator arms, and can show the barrel pointing forwards, or, tilted upwards into the sky, both at set angles. This can be switched without gluing anything. Ofc, the aftermarket photo etch is only enough for one set of actuator arms, not both sets.

Will eventuall paint the wheels with the white parts here and there, which I guess is ceremonial.

The housing for the two actuator arms are not the same size, this seems bizarre, but apparently looks like this on some photos (but not the box art). Ofc, photos and/or box art might have been mirrored at some point.
12 September 2021, 12:28

September 10, 2021

Treehugger
I just realized that I can keep the environment a little more cleaner. Instead of cleaning my sanding sticks under tap water in the kitchen, I will use a small spray bottle and keep the goo away from the sink/sewer.
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TS-034
ZTZ96B PLA Main Battle Tank ZTZ96B
Meng Model 1:35
TS-034 2017 New tool
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35.1225
6 inch Howitzer BEF & North Africa
Resicast 1:35
35.1225 2014 New tool

September 9, 2021

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Scratchbuilding Aircraft (Inside the Armour )
Scratchbuilding Aircraft A scratchbuilding masterclass book
Megas Tsonos
2020
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Q: Why do I see Royal Air Force roundels, with either 'blue+red dot' OR 'blue+white ring + red dot'? One kit has both options for a 1945 build. Is maybe this type of coloring region specific?
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September 8, 2021

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072260
Mi-26 exterior for Zvezda 7270
Microdesign 1:72
072260 201x New tool

September 7, 2021

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14406
Ilyushin-62M German Air Force Passenger Aircraft
UA ICM 1:144
14406 2015 Changed decals
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A144-020
Iliyshin Il-62M Detail Set for ICM
NH Detail 1:144
A144-020
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Hm, seems like, kit makers are now simplifying tracks making them look less realistic. I've seen this with metal tracks for Panda Hobby kit, and here too in plastic, instead of having an intermediary joint part between two track parts, there's eventually just one track part glued to the other, with the intermediate part moulded onto the track parts, which afaik is not realistic.
09519
Russian
S-300V 9A83 SAM
Trumpeter 1:35
09519 2018 New tool

September 6, 2021

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Btw, I counted the track links. 12 sets of 18, for a total of 216, or 108 on both sides. Build guide states the kit requires 101 track links on each side, so there is apparently 7 spare track links on each side. 🙂

The tracks are not moving and have to be glued in place. No ejection pin marks what so ever. There are four stubs for each track link that has to be cleaned up.
09529
Soviet
2A3 Kondensator 2P 406 mm Self-propelled Howitzer
Trumpeter 1:35
09529 2018 New tool
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AT-RS
Photo Etched Rolling Set
DSPIAE
AT-RS 2018

September 3, 2021

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Oh, ok. This model is a waterline model, and as such, does not have the bottom part included.
06716
USS John F. Kennedy CV-67
Trumpeter 1:700
06716 2019 New tool

September 1, 2021

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09529
Soviet
2A3 Kondensator 2P 406 mm Self-propelled Howitzer
Trumpeter 1:35
09529 2018 New tool
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To my surprise, this is not a large kit box. The huge barrel fits in the box by itself so I guess that explains why there wasn't this huge box. 🙂
1 September 2021, 10:22
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KH80114
F-101B Voodoo
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80114 2018 Changed parts
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12622
Boeing B-52H 20th BS "Buccaneers"
Academy 1:144
12622 2021 New tool

August 29, 2021

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303701
SAAB JA37 VIGGEN
JETMADS 1:32
303701 2021 New tool
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Delivery is according to an email is said to be starting January 2022. This is the second batch btw.
29 August 2021, 10:53
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Not sure but it seems like these figures maybe have to be bought from their website: reedoak.com
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I thought I should just carefully point out that, although the box art for the 1:48 looks the same as the newer one in 1:72, a modeler should must know that they are entirely different kits.
01659
F-14A Tomcat
Academy 1:48
01659 1988 New tool

August 28, 2021

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Tip: I just noticed that other people came up with this neat solution below for easily having ship turrets with shiny metal on them (the part that presumably recoil into the structure I guess).

They painted the brass barrel EXCEPT for the shiny bit, which was masked off. 🙂

[img1] (image upload)
 
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August 22, 2021

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Tip: If you have metal tools, you can use them to create more metal tools. For example, I needed a narrow chisel, but there was no such product to be found. So I bought a second 1mm chisel, and use a metal file to grind it down to a thinner bit. 🙂 I do not have power tools for this, so I had to use various hand held metal files.

August 21, 2021

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I wonder if these were also military busses. I vaguely recall seeing something similar in the movie "We were soldiers". Could ofc have been some other bus brand.
816
1947 PD-3751 Silverside Bus
UA Roden 1:35
816 2021 New tool
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Felt like making a meme: [img1] (image upload)
 
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Q: Does anybody know if Vallejo Airbrush Cleaner liquid cleans up lacquer paint?
Roland Revolvermann
No, that doesn't work. That's why I use different airbrushes for different types of paint.
21 August 2021, 06:31

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