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Offline Dusky

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #15 on: Mon Jan, 16, 2012, 09:42:PM »
Cut AWAY from your body with no part of your body in the path of the blade.


I think this needs to be shared over in the model related injuries thread....

They have probably already heard it, but choose to do otherwise and end up bleeding on their workbench.

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #16 on: Tue Jan, 24, 2012, 11:50:AM »
Ever run in somewhere to grab a quick coffee and get these little milk cartons with it ?



Well ,dont throw them out ,they are great for mixing small amounts of paint for the AB ,also as wells for washes ,put a bit of cling film over the top to keep the paint  ;)

Oh yeah ...keep the wooden coffee stirrers too  :)

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #17 on: Tue Mar, 06, 2012, 04:01:PM »
I take my new paints and remove the cap, flip it upside down on top of the paint bottle, then hold firmly and shake once or twice. This way the color paint in the bottle is the color paint on the cap and you can quickly see where that color you looking for is.

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #18 on: Thu Mar, 08, 2012, 05:48:PM »
I use little disposable shooter cups to mix colours and thinner for the airbrush.  One is a bottom feeder with the siphon jar.  So, I was just about to pour from shooter cup to siphon jar when the lightbulb went on.



With a gentle twist, the siphon cap will friction fit securley into the shooter cup.  30 cups for a buck at the dollar store. 

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #19 on: Thu Mar, 08, 2012, 06:12:PM »
Rattlecan caps can be used as bases to hold a bottle of paint, to keep it from tipping over accidentally.

I also have some of the caps from old jugs of laundry detergent.  They make good holders for things like toothpicks, cotton swabs, coffee stirrers, and odds and ends of things.  They have a low height compared to their width, so they don't tip very easily.

A couple of years ago, all of the Chinese takeout places around here switched from aluminum trays to plastic containers.  The containers make great stackable storage boxes,

Clear plastic jars, like peanut butter jars, also make good storage containers.  They won't break if you drop 'em, and you can see what you stored.
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #20 on: Thu Mar, 08, 2012, 10:26:PM »
ft that is Dead handy i use them cups also they be handy even more so now

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #21 on: Wed Mar, 21, 2012, 11:09:PM »
I sometimes collect the plastic shavings from when I finish sanding off my cutting mat and place it into a tupperware container. Later if I have a seam or heavy scratch caused by my feeble skills I'll sometimes lay the plastic dust into the seam/gap then brush on a little Ambroid to melt it into place. When it dries and hardens I'll sand it smooth and collect yet more pixie dust!
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #22 on: Wed Mar, 21, 2012, 11:12:PM »
lol that is handy

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #23 on: Thu Mar, 22, 2012, 12:04:AM »
We need to mask aircraft canopies, often with masking tape.  Make yourself a little holding tab for the smaller canopies with a little extra masking tape folded back on itself and stuck to a masked area!  Works like a charm!

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #24 on: Sun Mar, 25, 2012, 07:33:AM »
Keep a tidy work space so you don't lose / forget where stuff is ...  ;D

Also, get  dark, monochrome, short pile carpet !

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #25 on: Sun Mar, 25, 2012, 04:49:PM »
That last is definitely good advice, Tim
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #26 on: Sun Mar, 25, 2012, 04:53:PM »
lol wich part the carpet or teh Tidy Desk. ;D knowing well that yours has a mountian on it Q ;D

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #27 on: Sun Mar, 25, 2012, 04:54:PM »
Was talking about the carpet, Spud. :P
And the mountain does change occasionally. :D
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #28 on: Sun Mar, 25, 2012, 06:23:PM »
lol taught as much ;D

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #29 on: Wed Apr, 18, 2012, 10:47:AM »
While masking/working on canopy put some blu-tack inside to prevent it from snapping...
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