Dislikes: Rubbing through the paint on the edges when trying to polish out a model. BMF work, I do it but not fond of it, Going offline when trying to use a sharpie for detail, or brush painting !! And cutting myself deeply with the xacto !!
Likes: Everything else that building models brings to me. From an idea that I have to research up to the finished build, and the great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that I get. And for searching for and buying kits/supplies.. And mostly I enjoy the friendships that these little plastic wonders have brought to me. I have wonderful friends that are there to lend an idea and advice, and to even giving you a kit or parts you need !! THAT's what makes it all special !! :rolleyes:
I agree that these kind of kits are not for everyone, but mean a lot to some so we should respect that. What we may like may not be the same taste for others. But I do have a problem with them putting out some of the older kits again with poor molds that just make building them next to impossible. Or at the very least, make them so difficult that it's not enjoyable to build, and stuffed back in the box to be stacked up in the " collectible" pile ! And then just wish you could build it. Sure your individual skills at making it buildable will play into that, but for many it will be a big disappointment and make you think twice about buying a re-release next time. I'm all for bringing these older kits to the market once again, but however i'm not for that if it's just simply for being a cash cow for the companies regardless of the quality of the product, at today's prices.
Yes the Ultra was a bust as far as i'm concerned also...I even had a bad batch of the regular stuff there for a while but they finally got some better quality pieces out there. Haven't had any problems in a few years.
Thanks. OK I don't have that particular type can, but the ones I do have the nozzle itself is similar and spits and clogs likewise. I will try taking them off and using the Tamiya as I have lots of those I keep soaking in thinner as well as spare new ones. Thanks for the tip !!
The only time I have ever had TS13 bubble was when I either put it on too heavy, or if I didn't let it sit for a moment after shaking it up and the propellant caused a slight bubble/foaming effect. But since i've learned to warm the cans before spraying, that's not a problem now either. I never said anything about spitting or blowing on it. And furthermore, I was merely pointing out an observation, a tip, that has worked for ME. If you don't want to try it, then don't. No need to be arguementative about it and and doubting me. If you don't feel it's usefull info.... let it lie !!!! My thinking on it is that the hot breath tends to serve the same purpose as warming the can, the warm air helps release the propellant. But then what do I know, i'm not a know it all......
As a side note to what Tim says here about the TS13 as well as other clears, when you run across the bubbles from the propellant, and also fogging, I have learned that while it's still wet, if you see it right away, I EXHALE very hard on that area, several times until it clears up. I have no explanation for why it helps, I just know that it does !! My 2 cenths worth.
Yes your right Tom. So far i've been able to do that. When i'm done with a building session I put things back in place. That comes from all my years as a mechanic. Everytime I was through with a specific job on a car it was just natural for me to clean all my tools and put them back in my tool box where they belong so that when I grab the next car I knew exactly where things were. I won't say I was anal about it, but it was just an aquired procedure, and I try to carry that over to the model bench.
I had mine for 24 years. Had to keep them for work also, along with some Chevrolet Certs for part of that time. My body thanks me for letting them expire now !!
Last few days I have gotten some of the Rubbermaid brand boxes and some fishing tackle trays to organize all my glues, paints, files and supplies to set on my worktable while i'm building, then to be able to carry with me everything when I go to my son's house or to friends to have a building session together. Just makes it more organized and easier to find things that way.