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    Re: Monkeys Garage

    This should be a feast for eyes when finished.

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    Thank you RPC, I'm really pushing my limits on this one and the Yamato, but in a good way. It is weird it seams so daunting to look at and build, but as I go I find it really kind of easy once I figure out what I'm going to do next. So I'm pushing my limits, but at the same time I'm finding that these are not even close to them. If that makes sense. It is sort of a mental mind F**k if you will. "Can I do that?....Well that was easy" is the way it has been so far.

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    Also my model club IPMS is having a all “show” more like a Dog and Pony show at my hobby shop this weekend. We are trying to get more word out that this place is now a model hobby shop as well as a gaming store. And to try and get a few more people in the club. But I will be bringing this there. WIPs are ok to bring as it will help show some of the process of building. But I still want to have a good bit at least painted. I will get a few pictures up after the show.


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    Monkeys Garage

    Well I got a new Air Brush this week! I have a bit of a nerve problem on my left side so holding a normal AB gets painful after a bit of painting. That and my hand locks up and then cramps. So I went looking at alternatives in ABs. This is what I found.
    The Greg TG. This is a really nice AB easy to hold and the trigger control is really smooth.
    A few cool things about it.
    1. The needle cap is magnetic. So if you want to take it off to get to the tip of the needle for super fine detailing, just take it off and put it on the back. The rear of the AB has a magnet as well. It also comes with 2 different needle caps. One is a full cap, and the other is a split cap so you can get in close but still protect the needle tip.
    2. It is really easy to clean or change paint. The cups can come off, they just screw on and off. Plus it comes with 3 sizes, so depending on what you paint you can have a lot of paint or a little.
    3 I got the “Fan cap” this thing is cool! Instead of the paint coming out in a circle this cap fans it out into a wide strip. And you can adjust it so the fan pattern is vertical or horizontal. I used it to prime a bunch of parts and it works so much better than trying to make a nice even coat with a circle like traditional air brushes. This is more like a very small paint gun you use to paint a car or something.

    The only thing I found “wrong” was the state of the needle. This is brand new and even without my magnifying glass I can see that they will need to be polished. They are a bit ruff. After a good polishing they work much better. The only thing is the needles are really soft, so a very light touch was needed when polishing them.

    Grex started as a paint gun company but is now branching out to the Air Brush market.

    I will post more after I paint a bit more with it, but the priming went really fast and really nice.





















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    I still need to do a bit more polishing, you can still see the molding marks on the tip of the needle. But I will get it nice and smooth soon enough.


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    What are you using to polish the needle?

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    Nice AB, might be worth getting a good quality needle from badger or iwata to see if they fit.

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    Rxslinger: I polish all of my AB needles. There are a ton of YouTube videos on it. But this is how I go about it.
    I use a drill to spin the needle and then I start with and move up to the following
    800 grit
    1000 “
    2000. “
    8000. “
    12,000 “
    Always use water so never dry sand.
    Then I use a polishing paste that is made for plastic, acrylic sheets, and plexiglass. I use stage1, 2,and 3.
    The stage 1 (final stage) has a grit of +15,000!



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    I might give those a try, but the end cap is different from badger but is a close to the Awata.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gundammonkey View Post
    Rxslinger: I polish all of my AB needles. There are a ton of YouTube videos on it. But this is how I go about it.
    I use a drill to spin the needle and then I start with and move up to the following
    800 grit
    1000 “
    2000. “
    8000. “
    12,000 “
    Always use water so never dry sand.
    Then I use a polishing paste that is made for plastic, acrylic sheets, and plexiglass. I use stage1, 2,and 3.
    The stage 1 (final stage) has a grit of +15,000!



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    Wow that us much more in depth than I get. I usually got to 3000 grit then use metal polish. I think I'll look into get some finer grits and plastic polish just to see what the results are.

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    This is the system I use. Sorry forgot to grab a picture of stage 1 bottle. These things are old also, I'm sure they still make it but I got these years ago. Back when we were into building aquariums and working with plexiglass.




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    Re: Monkeys Garage

    Lol I was about to ask if that was the brand you use.

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    I have seen people using auto metal polish but that can be to abrasive if you arn't careful what kind you get and make sure that it is super fine grit. I just still had this stuff around so I figured I would use it as well and it works great as a final polishing stage. I haven't used it on the Gtrex needles yet I'm still finalizing the polishing and getting them to the point where you can no longer see the tooling marks.

    *edit: Just checked you can get this stuff at Walmart, Amazon, Auto Zone or straight from them. They are still around!


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    It can be abrasive depending on which type of polish you use and what your polishing with, but I think the plastic polish is a good idea. I have a few kits that I want to do OOB builds with and that would be perfect for them.

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    I can't find it on auto zones site. I'll have to drop in there after eorth.

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    Just google it. I got a bunch of listings for it.


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    You built aquariums? How big? Ive seen guys on youtube build large acrylic aquariums and it looked awesome for really large tanks given how durable they are. Do you use the polish just for scratches or to prep a seam weld? Ive seen that most people will flame polish the edges after the tank is done but they have to eituer scrape or sand down to a certain grit first before they do. Among other things im a aquarium nerd as well. Although all i have is a 55 gallon planted tank at the moment ive been hunting a 150.

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    Our Father started out build Plexiglass aquariums years ago. I believe we still have a couple of my dad's designs kicking around the house. I used to have a 75 gallon planted tank. Looked and ran perfect...till the cats playing around broke the CO2 regulator wide open one day. Killed everything off in the tank including a couple of large(10 inch) clown loaches that were close to 8 years old. After that, the aquariums went away for awhile. The 75 eventually got thrown away as one of the end panels was broken when we moved. I now have a 60 gallon tall that is going away as well. Eventually I will have the tank I really want, a 40 gallon breeder with full lighting and CO2 injection. If you like planted aquariums, check out Takashi Amano and some of his work. He inspired me to start doing real plants in my aquariums about 20 years ago.


    Sorry for mucking up your thread with off topic stuff bro


 

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