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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Resin is usually that tan color though so most likely that IS either styrene or putty.

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    Most people will modify a part with styrene and putty then cast a copy of it in resin because it is stronger and consistent.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by A_Lurker View Post
    Double negative... Does that mean that every banshee has a claw hand?
    Sorry, I'll go be a prick somewhere else.
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Finally got some scratch building supplies yesterday, so I'm gonna attempt to actually make some custom weapons and armor upgrades. Got some ideas in mind for a few different things now that I've actually got to see what I'll be working with up close, but had a couple questions.

    1 - Cutting circular pieces from flat sheets...assuming its easier just to cut a square around a drawn circle and cut/shave the edges off than it is just to find something to make a circular cut?

    2 - What's the best way to go about bending plastic? Basically if I've got a larger sized spherical piece on a kit and wanted to bend a certain shape of plastic around it, or have a smaller piece at a similar arch, how would be the best way to heat it and bend it?
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    2) heat gun (aka hair dryer) or hot water


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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    1. You could use a hole saw if you wanted to get really nuts, or there are a variety of cutting templates you can pick up. I think most folks cut it close, then shave/trim to circular.

    2. Depends on the thickness of the plastic. If you're making a small strip fit to a rounded piece, then a thin piece might not need any extra encouragement. If you're making a spherical cap for a spherical part, then you will either need heat like jackofspades suggested or maybe find a plastic sphere that is about the right size (ends of markers, ping pong balls, etc).

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    1. Just buy a circle stencil. Tape the stencil to the place plate. Then take a scribing tool or a push take in a penvise and trace around the circle until you cut through the place plate.

    2. Same suggestion as Jack and scorn.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Alrighty, thanks a lot everyone for the suggestions! Very much appreciated!
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSniper View Post
    Finally got some scratch building supplies yesterday, so I'm gonna attempt to actually make some custom weapons and armor upgrades. Got some ideas in mind for a few different things now that I've actually got to see what I'll be working with up close, but had a couple questions.

    1 - Cutting circular pieces from flat sheets...assuming its easier just to cut a square around a drawn circle and cut/shave the edges off than it is just to find something to make a circular cut?

    2 - What's the best way to go about bending plastic? Basically if I've got a larger sized spherical piece on a kit and wanted to bend a certain shape of plastic around it, or have a smaller piece at a similar arch, how would be the best way to heat it and bend it?
    for cutting circles im no master but i had to do a whole lot in a row for my Gelgoog's new fuel tanks. i tried a bunch of different ways. and the one i found fastest was to cut out a square piece a bit bigger that what i needed cut the corners off and drill a hole in the center. then put it on my dremmel and sand it on there.

    and ive not messed around with bending styrene sheet but i was considering trying to make a vacuform with my old shop vac. i could make a frame with the stretchy material and then just drill a bunch of holes on the bottom. it sounds like it would work it might not be enough suction though idk.

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaku View Post
    for cutting circles im no master but i had to do a whole lot in a row for my Gelgoog's new fuel tanks. i tried a bunch of different ways. and the one i found fastest was to cut out a square piece a bit bigger that what i needed cut the corners off and drill a hole in the center. then put it on my dremmel and sand it on there.

    and ive not messed around with bending styrene sheet but i was considering trying to make a vacuform with my old shop vac. i could make a frame with the stretchy material and then just drill a bunch of holes on the bottom. it sounds like it would work it might not be enough suction though idk.
    That's what I've pretty much been thinking as far as cutting circles.

    I've got some pretty thin sheets and strips, so I think it'll bend fairly easy without much effort, so just have to apply some heat to try and make it stay there. Should be an interesting experiment.
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    As for me i got a sheet of grid pattern plasticard and yellow grey milliput. I also picked up two red paints from testors I think that I hope are close to the OVA sinanju red so I could paint over a repair line i did on the knee.

    Also is it OK for me to ask if someone can cast me the skull from the crossbone maoh and leave the back kinda indented enough for me to get it to fit onto the MG crossbone?
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    anytips on making a scratch build bow. i want it to look like Hanzo's bow (overwatch)

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Hi, I have just started using the tamiya epoxy putty to create some volume for my kits. However they don't seem to be curing properly even after i left them for more than 2 days. They are still kinda rubbery and can still bend even though I am sure I mixed them at 1:1 ratio. Anyone knows where it went wrong or any tips for it to cure faster?

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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    So, a couple of questions about glue...

    1) Is the Tamiya thin cement okay to use with polycap material, or will it just melt it horribly? The tubes on the HG Hi Zack are proving to be annoying to keep in place.

    2) Also, when it comes to test-fitting scratch build parts, what would be the best temporary adhesive to test for look and fit before finalizing it with something more permanent?
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    Re: Modification/Scratch building/Model kit repair thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSniper View Post
    So, a couple of questions about glue...

    1) Is the Tamiya thin cement okay to use with polycap material, or will it just melt it horribly? The tubes on the HG Hi Zack are proving to be annoying to keep in place.

    2) Also, when it comes to test-fitting scratch build parts, what would be the best temporary adhesive to test for look and fit before finalizing it with something more permanent?
    1. Tamiya thin cement doesn't really work for poly caps
    2. Use tap or blue tack. It's easy than trying to put a small dab of glue to hold your parts.


 

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