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JD (Mithran’dir)



JD added a new project.
1:144 MSM-07S "Z'Gok" (Bandai 0100568)
6. August, 04:51
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6. August, 04:51

August 5, 2020

JD owns this item
5. August, 00:47

August 1, 2020

JD added a new photoalbum.
17 | 19. June, 06:37
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Lol! :P My Mom was definitely hot in her teenage years, thankfully, I'll only be traveling back a few months.. (Oedipal complex avoided!)
Tim, Doug is very cool at Round2, He is very understanding, and might hook you up. Mention our conversation here, a little social engineering can't hurt .. ;)
I think Round2 is a dying branch of whoever owns them, "Auto World" Where you are directed after calling Round2 customer support, and are now much like Testors, who are owned by Rustoleum, and are in desperate need of some positive feedback, otherwise these companies could go away, which would be a shame. He asked me to spread the word of my customer service experience. Although everything is made overseas, the Round2 Headquarters here in the US takes all the customer flak. Maybe Round2 a.k.a. Lindberg should go the way of the DoDo, but that would be a shame. They have done right by me so far, assuming I get the part in 2-4 weeks. Soapbox speech over.. :D
28. July, 04:45
Here's a little fun with Pledge.. some progress is better then none progress..
29. July, 19:25
Shouldn't you be using "Future" on the clear parts? 8)
29. July, 19:37
Denis Stenko
Wow!!! waiting for final!
29. July, 19:44
One would have to travel to the past to obtain the Future, which is not in the present, then it's Back to the Future! :S
29. July, 20:52
29. July, 23:06
Let's hear it for Doug at Round2! He hooked me up with the time flux gear free of charge in under a week! :D
1. August, 04:49
1. August, 12:24
JD added a new photoalbum.
6 | 25. January, 05:38
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Mike Szwarc
Nice work on this! I love your Beggar's Canyon backdrop I got this kit a couple weeks ago, but haven't yet decided whether to build it as the pod racer, or cannibalize it for parts. There are lots of great parts in this kit.
25. July, 11:42
Thanks Mike! :D I appreciate it. I'm trying to learn how to print my own decals, as I've ruined the originals. It's been holding me up for some time now. I've often wondered what ultimately became of Anakin's Podracer... Maybe it got cannibalized by someone and looks a lot different now...Maybe you could make molds of the parts you need, then go ahead and build the original pod. Either way, I'd love to see what you can do with it!
25. July, 21:03
Chaz Gordon
JD, what was the clear stuff you used to make the mold on this? I have some blue stuff. I'm assuming the clear doesn't stick to the Blue?
29. July, 07:21
Hi Chaz, It seems that the clear is the same as the blue, not sure why the color difference, maybe it's formulated to not stick to the blue, but maybe it's a visual reminder to keep track of the 2 parts. I think the real reason the two don't stick together is the temperature differential between the 1st and 2nd mold. Another curious thing is the more you knead it, tiny bubbles are introduced that can mess up casting details unless it's very hot when you use it, then using a tool to force it down into the part. For flat, or 1sided parts, I used a piece of glass to push the part into the blue stuff to make a 1 part mold. It takes awhile to cool down, so I have a bowl of cold water nearby. It's lots of trial and error, but easily repeatable. :)
29. July, 18:02
Chaz Gordon
I found the blue stuff easiest to get a good 1 part mold if first I force it into a square frame of Lego, on a ceramic tile. then I re-heated the block out of the lego mold, set the parts inside the leo frame, and push the blue stuff block down into the frame. as the block is already smooth, I got a perfect flat mold without bubbles.

I did discover that it cuts well with a sharp blade when cold, so getting a 2 piece mold is easier.

PS do not put the lego in the boiling water, it melts at a surprisingly low temperature.
29. July, 22:53
I'd like to see pics of your trials, what will you use to cast with?
As far as casting material, I've tried Milliput, JB weld 2 part epoxies, and 5 min epoxy which is bubble city.
The clay-like epoxies are quite rigid, and you have to squeeze the molds together, but too much and things get distorted. I want to try injecting resin into a 2 part mold next. Oh yeah and btw, don't use Lego knockoffs.. can't get em' apart!
29. July, 23:45
Chaz Gordon
I experimented with araldite rapid and standard and jb weld steel best results were araldite standard, rock hard in 24 hours and no bubbles. It will also self level as it's workable for 90 minutes. Araldite rapid is ok, but gets bendy from body heat when trying to work it after it's cured. Could be handy in some applications. Jb weld was like rubber for a week, then hard as steel, but lots of bubbles. It's also the worst for levelling.
30. July, 17:08
I want to give a shout out to Mike Szwarc today dudes.. I received the Podracer decals he sent me out of his personal stash. A hell of a nice guy! ;(
And, what a great talent! You have to check out his post-apocalyptic Mad Max inspired builds! Amazing.. :#
1. August, 04:42

July 25, 2020

JD now follows Mike Szwarc
25. July, 05:28

July 20, 2020

JD added a new photoalbum.
18. July, 04:49

July 17, 2020

JD added a new project.
1:144 RX-78-2 Gundam (Bandai 0196716)
17. July, 23:21
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1:144 RX-78-2 Gundam (Bandai 0196716)
HGUC Gunpla 35th Revive
RX-78-2 Gundam E.F.S.F. Prototype Close-Combat Mobile Suit
Bandai 1:144
0196716 (191)
2015 | New tool
17. July, 23:16
JD added a new photoalbum.
1 | 16. July, 18:16
Posting this as a special request from a mate :)
16. July, 18:21
Pues sinceramente, me ha dado muy buena impresión. Es más, visto como has dejado las figuras. Me dan ganas de pintarlas, cosa que no tenía pensado. Un trabajo digno del que estar satisfecho. Un abrazo compañero.
16. July, 21:50
¡Muchas gracias amigo! Espero que el idioma sea correcto. ¡Sé que tu modelo saldrá genial! :D
16. July, 22:09
Gracias a ti por expresarte en español. Como scalemates se me traduce automáticamente a mi idioma, no me doy cuenta que podéis no entenderme. Así que siento si alguno no consigue entenderme. Si no, vengo utilizando traductores.
17. July, 08:25
Por lo demás, a ver qué sale al final. Porque siempre tengo algún fallo. Me queda mucho que aprender y que mejorar. Un abrazo compañero.
17. July, 08:27
Yo uso el traductor de Google, puede escribir en cualquier idioma y convertir al inglés, o cualquier otro. Pero el inglés es mejor aquí en Scalemates. :)
17. July, 19:25

July 16, 2020

JD added a new photoalbum.
2 | 16. July, 17:43
I'm not a huge Gundam fan, but for 7 dollars at Hobby Lobby, I couldn't pass it up.
Bandai kits are so much fun and low stress, the next thing I knew 5 hours had passed! :D I'll return to finish painting and create some sort of base later on. :)
16. July, 17:51
Michael Osadciw
I just finished that one for my son this afternoon. It was my first attempt to get him into the hobby, but it didn't work. I think his mother's level of patience wore off on him. :) I do love how Bandai kits go together. So smooth.
16. July, 21:38
JD added a new project.
16. July, 18:06
JD added a new project.
1:72 PT-109 PT Boat (Revell 85-0310)
PT boat ELCO 80 foot-class
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
PT 109 (LTJG John F. Kennedy) | World War 2»Solomon Islands Campaign 1943
16. July, 18:03
JD added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
In progress
1:144 OZ-06MS Leo (Bandai 0224023)
16. July, 07:38
Torsten Wendt
Looking forwar to see more :)
16. July, 10:25
JD owns this item
16. July, 07:37
JD now follows Jimmy Verbeeck
16. July, 00:27

July 15, 2020

JD added a new photoalbum.
3 | 11. December 2019, 06:50
Paul Hennessy
Nice job on a fabulous little kit. Have one on the go myself, a perfect antidote to 1000 plus part kits. ????
11. December 2019, 07:11
jimmy christy
i have this. its flippin amazing!i finished the tank the figs are getting ready to be painted
14. July, 19:44
Thanks jimmy! Don't you like to take pictures of your work? I would like to see your M41 Walker Bulldog too :)
14. July, 20:35
Rui S
Looking good
14. July, 20:53
jimmy christy
sure ! :) will be a wile though
14. July, 20:55
Choppa Nutta
Nice wee kit, I too have this in my stash awaiting some attention as part of my Nam collection :)
14. July, 21:06
Hey cool! It's nice when someone comments on an older album and brings it to the front. (Or maybe it isn't :S ) Anyway, thank you!
14. July, 21:16
Rui S
@ JD, I think it's cool, yes, and if the album deserves it, better it is.
I intend to do it always, when Ever I see for the first time a album that i like.
And Nomally when that happens I see if that mate has more Nice albuns and i also comment those :)
15. July, 00:06
I like your style Rui! I too avoid going back and touching up previous builds because I enjoy seeing my evolution. My '25 Ford T bucket "The Rebel" is especially funny, but I love it and won't change a thing! :)
15. July, 00:33
Rui S
Thx JD.
Yes, but i've to say that It's kind of a contradition, because I always find it dificult to call them complete or done... :) :S
But the older ones I don't touch them.
15. July, 00:42
Art is never finished, only abandoned -Leonardo da Vinci
15. July, 01:00
Rui S
Hehehe well Said
15. July, 01:01
JD added a new photoalbum.
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1 | 15. December 2019, 07:54
One of my first attempts at modeling and airbrushing. Gotta start somewhere...
17. December 2019, 02:26
I learned to airbrush before I learned how to use putty to fill in seam lines...kinda backwards
17. December 2019, 02:32
Thanks for the encouragement James C. I admire your skills..
22. December 2019, 21:26
Not shure how to proceed..was going for 3 color disruptive, but Afrika Corps, seems easier...
24. December 2019, 06:51
Rui S
I would like to see this One finished.
And I certanly advise a 2 or 3 colour camo 8)
15. July, 00:35
This is my 3rd model since I returned to the hobby in 2017, and my first tank ever. I never finished it because at the time, I didn't know enough to take it any further. I actually scratch built a toy tank out of wood to practice airbrushing on because I was scared to learn on a real model! (It has a place of honor in my collection) Later I bought toy robots from the dollar store to learn on which helped me gain experience :D
15. July, 00:50
Rui S
I ser what you mean. An oldy :D
I was just replying to your question in the thread ;)
p.s. Anyway, Nice work on the side skirt impacts
15. July, 00:56

July 8, 2020

JD now follows Alexander Kosyra
8. July, 01:54
Gerald Willing
Hello Welcome here Gentleman :)
8. July, 08:14
That's odd, I've been here awhile now... Is it groundhog's day? Maybe I've slipped into an alternate timeline fooling around with my Delorean time machine... :S
8. July, 22:48

July 5, 2020

JD and Steve H. are now mates.
5. July, 04:57

July 3, 2020

JD and Choppa Nutta are now mates.
3. July, 22:29

July 2, 2020

JD added a new photoalbum.
3 images
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11. January, 02:28
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maybe because in order to do that, there has to be a model associated to the album... and currently there is none ;)
2. July, 08:05
Chaz Gordon
Correct, There is no Project associated and hence no Kit link, It's just some guys chatting about shop finds.

Wilky, would that it were so simple, the "Dealers" are paying stall holders who trawl through the public sellers before the general public are allowed in, It's a general bone of contention about the format, a lot of public sellers won't sell to them, but so many do that it's ruined the fun of car boot sales.
2. July, 09:40
Yeah, the money hungry always spoil it for us genuine enthusiasts
2. July, 09:48
Okay, I guess I presumed there was an associated project since the photos in the album are of a model kit and this thread's first few posts are related to the specific kit. That's one downside to filtered Newsfeed views.
2. July, 12:50
jimmy christy
2. July, 15:59
So I would need to create a new project with this kit if I want it to be categorized and searchable. My Time machine build too is only viewable when both sci-fi and movies, or vehicles, filters are checked, because it's just another album getting lost in the feed... :S
2. July, 19:25
Would be nice if a photo album could be linked to a topic, say reference photos being shared and there is no "project" created to link them to. Then when viewing the topic you'd see non-project albums related to that topic. Just an idea.
2. July, 19:35
jimmy christy
2. July, 21:05

July 1, 2020

JD and jimmy christy are now mates.
1. July, 03:35

June 30, 2020

JD added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Toons Panther
15. January, 01:18
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The Super Clean pond worked really well, stripped the enamel and acrylic easily. I'm excited, ready for paint!
18. January, 02:43
Gettin' there...
21. January, 08:10
I think I've had my fill of the 'Toons for now...Thanks for looking!
23. January, 20:11
Chris Greathouse
Excellent egg army!
23. January, 20:39
Thanks Chris. I had fun while learning on these fun little kits.
23. January, 20:56
jimmy christy
now if any thing looks weird its THOSE( :o
30. June, 18:26
nice job on those!
30. June, 19:42
Sorry for the late response guys, I should look at my own wall more to see comments I've missed! Thank you kindly!
30. June, 22:53
JD added a new photoalbum.
6. January, 04:35
Peter Hardy
Now that is cool! Very well done!
6. January, 09:41
From a noob to a veteran...thank you sir!
6. January, 09:47
Stefan Schacht
very nice
6. January, 23:00
Thanks, you guys inspire me to reach higher...
6. January, 23:02
Chris Greathouse
Your baby tank is eggcellent :D
9. January, 00:12
9. January, 00:14
Paul Juliano
Fantastic!!! I'm working on the KV-2 myself.
9. January, 00:44
Aw shucks guys, you're making my day! Hey Paul, cool! I have the Panther on my desk!
9. January, 00:53
Jeanette Müller
looks like it has been washed too hot. great work! <3
14. January, 13:23
Danny Meer
When I see this "tank" It makes me think of the game Worms lol
14. January, 13:33
Paul Juliano
Haha Danny that's too true. I'm laughing in 8-bit over here.
14. January, 14:11
jimmy christy
i don't think those so called "tanks"look like...well tanks
30. June, 18:30
JD added a new photoalbum.
17. January, 03:47
One of my secret honey holes was sure producing today!
17. January, 03:51
17. January, 04:08
Torsten Wendt
The chrome set, nice :)
17. January, 06:13
jimmy christy
where did yo get that:l
30. June, 18:28
JD owns this item
26. January, 21:37
jimmy christy
my dad has this and he has had it before he started the hobby a month ago i think he used it for cars and stuff/ :(
30. June, 18:25
JD wants this item
24. May, 20:07
jimmy christy
why revell?its terrible
30. June, 18:21
Anyone interested in doing a group build of the Polar Lights DeLorean time machine from Back to the future?
18. June, 23:26
jimmy christy
i would but my parents.. yeahh you know how being a kid works.( :(

30. June, 18:20

June 28, 2020

JD added a new photoalbum.
28. December 2019, 06:00
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I mean, wow time flies! Every time I wonder if I've made any progress at all, I look at my earlier work and wonder If I've made any progress at all! :P
26. June, 19:31
Chaz Gordon
Needs a couple of Tiny Tie fighters chasing it
27. June, 11:32
Roland Gunslinger
Great job Nice weathering!
27. June, 11:36
Dammit Chaz, you're right again. It does deserve a scene with Tie fighters chasing it! I even have the unpainted Tie kit on my desk right now coincidentally... the details are so small on the Bandai kits though, I may need the masking stencils to proceed.
Roland, thanks buddy, I know your work, it's pretty awesome!
27. June, 20:49
Chaz Gordon
#9 - Like it, even scraping the dirt with Rey's bumpy piloting.
28. June, 00:02
i really like picture 4. it shows what a huge difference a simple was can make. :)
28. June, 11:30
I like to use India inks for washes on certain models for that perfect greyscale, but coffee stains can occur if left to sit too long before cleanup.This was a quick and dirty build anyway, but now I'm inspired to take it further and make a dio for it. I will add it to the todo pile! (mountain)
28. June, 19:42
28. June, 20:06

June 25, 2020

JD now follows Starbase101
25. June, 06:47
JD changed his profile picture.
25. June, 06:21

June 24, 2020

JD now follows Greg Baker
24. June, 23:53
JD now follows Christian Arndt
24. June, 22:00

June 18, 2020

JD added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 53 images
In progress
1:25 Time Machine (Polar Lights 911)
18. June, 23:28
JD owns this item
18. June, 23:13
JD now follows Krzysztof Szymkiewicz
18. June, 05:36

June 16, 2020

Anyone have a method for extending the working time when setting decals? Always seems like a race against the clock to me...
28. May, 22:29
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I think the underlying problem is with this particular set of decals, they feel like strips of vinyl or something, impervious to Microsol, they don't soften and conform to surfaces, and yet are brittle...worst of all they are irreplaceable unless I learn how to make them myself. I printed my first set on decal paper tonight, and am using Testors decal bonding spray...fingers crossed. Any decal making tips would be appreciated. :D
15. June, 03:58
Chaz Gordon
I have found the perfect little spray bottles that the top fits right on the Microset bottle, with this you can apply a fine mist right before applying the decal. Also I don't dry the excess water from the decal first, this helps reduce air bubbles, and also mixes with the Microset nicely, which I think is primarily an exercise in reducing surface tension in the water, as is dish soap (use the green stuff it has less additives (Fairy in the UK). Also, I find luke warm water helps the process a lot, so I keep changing the water. I also invested in one of those Testors Decal trays, it's amazing for those tiny decals that want to go swimming.
15. June, 12:40
I've always thought that, when if you willfully try to make the decal come off the sheet sooner (and risk tearing the decal), the adhesive is stronger than if you just let the decal moisten and come loose by itself. No expert on decals though.
15. June, 12:57
Chaz Gordon
Definitely agree with treehugger on that point, one of the reasons I like my Decal tray, if it goes for a swim while I'm waiting, I can just surface the grid like a submarine in a bond movie. One other tip, I always cut the decal sheet large and leave enough to grip with reverse tweezers, which I leave attached to ease the whole fishing it out process. (with DIY decals, you can score halfway through the paper tight around the printed decal before you soak, so the excess can be removed in the water, and you still get the benefit of some excess backing to grip on to.
15. June, 13:34
Robert Espenschied
there is a product from AGAMA called Hypersol. its much stronger than Microsol. It softens pretty much anything. But after it was applied don't touch the decal until it is dry.
16. June, 11:57
Hypersol eh? I'll look into it, thanks Robert. What I really want to do is make duplicates of the decals I have, but have been unsuccessful thus far. I've made scans of the original, but I need someone to edit them with some good software to remove the background color from the decal sheet, so they will print clear. If someone could do it to my satisfaction, I may mail you a free kit from my stash as compensation (providing it's not one I'm too interested in) 8)
16. June, 20:15
Robert Espenschied
Send me the scan... I'll take a look at it...
16. June, 20:19
Really? Ok, let me figure out how...
16. June, 20:46

June 14, 2020

JD and Jorge Miguel Miniatures are now mates.
14. June, 18:50
JD and Gareth Burge are now mates.
14. June, 18:41
JD owns this item
14. June, 02:27
JD owns this item
14. June, 02:26

June 13, 2020

JD now follows Tom ...
13. June, 21:30

June 12, 2020

JD owns this item
12. June, 23:43
JD now follows Gareth Burge
12. June, 19:28

June 11, 2020

For those of us learning how to print decals...a database of downloadable/printable decals?
11. June, 01:54

June 7, 2020

JD wants this item
7. June, 22:49

May 24, 2020

JD now follows Dmitriy Andreeshchev
24. May, 22:45

May 21, 2020

JD now follows Spanjaard
21. May, 21:48
JD now follows Choppa Nutta
21. May, 21:46
JD owns this item
20. May, 23:56
It's everything you want a putty to be, works exactly as advertised, smooth, water based, easily sandable, can be reactivated with water. A real game changer. Too bad it's made in the UK and not readily available here in the US
21. May, 04:42
Oops, didn't expect this to get posted...
21. May, 04:43
Łukasz Gliński
Nevermind, it is awesome indeed. It already came to rescue couple of my builds too :)
21. May, 09:16

May 19, 2020

JD completed this item
No BBY-03 Ginga (Bandai Spirits 5055355)
Star Blazers 2202 Mecha Colle No.08
BBY-03 Ginga The Experimental Ship of Transcendental Dimension
Bandai Spirits
5055355 (2442047)
2018 | New tool
19. May, 08:42
JD added Folkart to his list of favorite colors
19. May, 06:38

May 17, 2020

JD now follows Chaz Gordon
17. May, 05:44
JD and Chaz Gordon are now mates.
17. May, 05:32

May 12, 2020

JD completed this item
12. May, 05:16
JD owns this item
12. May, 05:06
JD marked this item as on order
12. May, 05:00

May 8, 2020

JD wants this item
8. May, 21:38

May 6, 2020

JD owns this item
6. May, 06:59

April 17, 2020

JD wants this item
17. April, 02:42
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April 16, 2020

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16. April, 20:21
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16. April, 20:07
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March 26, 2020

JD completed this item
26. March, 06:14

March 14, 2020

JD owns this item
14. March, 01:00

March 8, 2020

JD owns this item
8. March, 01:15

February 8, 2020

JD now follows Michał Karczewski
8. February, 00:29

January 29, 2020

JD owns this item
29. January, 00:18

January 28, 2020

JD owns this item
28. January, 03:25

January 26, 2020

JD owns this item
26. January, 22:47
JD wants this item
26. January, 22:03

January 24, 2020

JD wants this item
24. January, 22:06

January 20, 2020

JD now follows Christian Bruer
20. January, 20:19
JD owns this item
20. January, 01:36

January 19, 2020

JD wants this item
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