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Offline Scott Girvan

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #165 on: Thu Dec, 19, 2013, 08:35:PM »
Good call on the tissues.

For brush cleanup, airbrush etc...I've thought about using toilet paper...the woven, thick, expensive type. A package would last a long time.

Ken Abrams uses old t-shirts. That's a smart choice too cuz you can just wash it.

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #166 on: Fri Dec, 20, 2013, 11:48:AM »
I use Kimwipes.  They come in a small box and are nearly lint free.  I've found them to be the best tissue for the model bench.  They are readily available here in Japan at most hardware stores in different sizes too.

Looks like they sell them overseas as well: http://amzn.com/B0013HT2QW

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #167 on: Fri Dec, 20, 2013, 01:06:PM »
Good tip.

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #168 on: Mon Nov, 03, 2014, 04:42:PM »
Here's a good tip I learned from a jeweler.  Get a BBQ apron and attach velcro to the bottom of it.  Then place the velcro hooks to the underside of your workbench.  When you sit at your bench, put the apron on and attach the apron to the bottom of the workbench.  If any part falls again, it's caught by the apron and never hits the floor.... no more need to worry about the floor goblin eating small peices again!
 
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #169 on: Sun Nov, 16, 2014, 08:18:PM »
Here's a good tip I learned from a jeweler.  Get a BBQ apron and attach velcro to the bottom of it.  Then place the velcro hooks to the underside of your workbench.  When you sit at your bench, put the apron on and attach the apron to the bottom of the workbench.  If any part falls again, it's caught by the apron and never hits the floor.... no more need to worry about the floor goblin eating small peices again!

Nice idea, but I move around all the time so I just have one of these for the cave and dont let the main vacum cleaner in the room :-)


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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #170 on: Sun Nov, 16, 2014, 08:20:PM »
I use saved water bottle caps for paint pots, just squeeze enoght in an throw it out when your done.


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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #171 on: Mon Nov, 17, 2014, 01:57:PM »
I use saved water bottle caps for paint pots, just squeeze enoght in an throw it out when your done.


I do this with beer bottle caps.  If I run out, it means I need to drink another beer.  It's a win-win.

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #172 on: Mon Nov, 17, 2014, 02:10:PM »
I use saved water bottle caps for paint pots, just squeeze enoght in an throw it out when your done.


I do this with beer bottle caps.  If I run out, it means I need to drink another beer.  It's a win-win.

I just use a sticky pad to mix paints with... seeing as I don't use much of a certain color, I just mix the small amount I need on a sticky pad, and then toss it in the trash.  No fuss, no muss! :)
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #173 on: Fri Apr, 10, 2015, 02:23:PM »
Depossosable dinner plates used for BBQs and picnics ,  are cheap and a great saws for plastic sheet. Just cut the flat middle section out. The bottoms of plastic wine glasses are a cheap way to display your Bandai or flying mechs for Warhammer.
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #174 on: Tue Apr, 28, 2015, 12:08:PM »
I have a spindle of about 200 dvds or cds (I don't even know which they are) that I use as a paint palette. Whenever a disc gets to dirty, toss it and grab a new one.

I also use bottle tops for mixing washes in and for mounting 28mm figures to so I have something bigger to hold onto while painting.
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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #175 on: Wed May, 06, 2015, 06:24:AM »
I have a piece of glass that was from a old chine cabinet, it's about A4 size that I use for a palette.
It does not absorb paint, makes mixing easy and the lil finger hole holds a lil cup of water/thinner, and the best part is that once dry it can just be scraped off like pva glue with a cheap scraper and a quick wipe with Ab cleaner

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #176 on: Sat May, 23, 2015, 03:35:PM »
Here's a great and inexpensive tip for gold leafing and chroming at scale... every year around Easter time you can find metal foiling kits for Easter eggs... they work great and are the same material that is used for Gold Leafing and Chroming kits.  But as a bonus you also get different colors as well... here's a video I made about them.

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Re: Your best quick tip/technique/diy
« Reply #177 on: Sat Jul, 04, 2015, 10:52:AM »
An overnight soak in Simple Green takes Model Master acrylics right off with hardly any brushing.