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i was bored so i made a flakebuster


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#21 blueoval92

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

lol just want to make sure, ive build things before and have gotten an ear full for using somebody else's design. i always try to ask out of respect for other peoples work.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

I'm totally loving this thing. I think, I too, am going to make one based off of yours. Thanks again for sharing this with us.

Does the size of the tubing make any difference?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

I think I see how you are setting it up, how about posting a picture of the completed Flakebuster as you are now using it. Please!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:51 AM

Very nice, you got EYEGORE salivatin'. Great experimentation on your part. The problem I have with these large flakes is that they look out of scale and you are going to need very thick clear to make them lay down and feel smooth. I like the idea for doing some accent/graphic work though. I think this would look great on larger scale models. Would be a killer on a 1/8th hot rod, for example.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:09 AM

[quote name='Skip' timestamp='1346893392' post='769689']
I think I see how you are setting it up, how about posting a picture of the completed Flakebuster as you are now using it. Please!
[/quote]its mated to a modified airbrush just for this purpose

[quote name='fatkidd' timestamp='1346550657' post='767032']
I'm totally loving this thing. I think, I too, am going to make one based off of yours. Thanks again for sharing this with us.

Does the size of the tubing make any difference?
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no but for the inlet i suggest you keep it small

[quote name='Dr. Cranky' timestamp='1347018694' post='770590']
Very nice, you got EYEGORE salivatin'. Great experimentation on your part. The problem I have with these large flakes is that they look out of scale and you are going to need very thick clear to make them lay down and feel smooth. I like the idea for doing some accent/graphic work though. I think this would look great on larger scale models. Would be a killer on a 1/8th hot rod, for example.
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thanks, whats a good flake size for 1/24

#26 djdemon

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

good idea. I have been wanting to buy the mini flake buster but I cant justify spending that kind of money on one. Thank you for your idea.I am also going to steal it.

Thanks!



#27 Austin T

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

I like this, I think I will try and make one tomorrow. Even if mine is a flop it beats spending $110 on one.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:15 AM

Because I'm an idiot, this is a thing to shoot just the flake medium after a coat of clear? What about the drying time of the clear coat and what type, acrylic or,? What size of flake and where to get it. And finally how about a list of sizes for the completed buster tube sizes and construction of the unit???? I know A.P.I.T.A.