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Forum: Tweak Guides - Tips & Trix 05-25-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,220
Posted By Holeshot
Every manufacturer uses a different formula, so...

Every manufacturer uses a different formula, so it will behave differently when you heat it and stretch it. I have friends who swear that Tamiya's sprues are the best for easy consistent sections. ...
Forum: Off Topic 02-18-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,804
Posted By Holeshot
ARC Aircraft Resource Center is great if you're...

ARC Aircraft Resource Center is great if you're looking for a aircraft-only site. Great daily updates, lots of kit reviews and updates, and very active forums.

Hyperscale (www.hyperscale.com)...
Forum: Tweak Guides - Tips & Trix 02-18-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,152
Posted By Holeshot
For aluminum barrels, you need to get a can of...

For aluminum barrels, you need to get a can of "etchant primer" spray paint from a car parts store. It's specifically designed for priming aluminum parts. It has a chemical in it that etches the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-07-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,758
Posted By Holeshot
Amazing work on this one! I was going to...

Amazing work on this one!
I was going to suggest that you have an angled section of the board track to really show what these machines raced on. I've seen posts on some motorsports-related...
Forum: Tweak Guides - Tips & Trix 01-08-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,591
Posted By Holeshot
That works great, I did that recently with one of...

That works great, I did that recently with one of those Miniart vacform buildings.

I use the underside of a paint bottle for CA. If you use thicker-style CA, you can put a drop or two on it and...
Forum: Modern 09-02-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,526
Posted By Holeshot
The AFV Club M1126 falls together, and is more...

The AFV Club M1126 falls together, and is more accurate than the Trumpeter version. The M1130 CV/TACP kit is pretty much the same kit with a couple more antennae, and both can be had for the same as...
Forum: Reference 05-01-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,625
Posted By Holeshot
Tony, welcome to the dark side! :) I've...

Tony, welcome to the dark side! :)

I've used to use thin brass piano wire, but then you have to paint it and it's not that flexible so it's easy to knock off.

What I use now is carbon fiber--a...
Forum: planetArmor General 04-25-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,921
Posted By Holeshot
Try this site, they have a LOT of German crates,...

Try this site, they have a LOT of German crates, cases, boxes, etc. It's in French, but it's fairly easy to figure out:
http://wehrmachts.kisten.free.fr/categories.htm

Congrats on the new "toy"!...
Forum: planetArmor General 03-31-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,652
Posted By Holeshot
[QUOTE=Panzerjaeger;86776]Did you ever see that...

[QUOTE=Panzerjaeger;86776]Did you ever see that jeweler's apron that MicroMark sells?

I've seen various suggestions along those lines. I'm pretty sure I'd probably forget I had it on, get up...
Forum: planetArmor General 03-28-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,652
Posted By Holeshot
My workshop is the basement, so it has a smooth...

My workshop is the basement, so it has a smooth concrete floor. Unfortunately it's painted in almost the exact same shade of gray as Dragon's plastic!

I somehow lost an entire engine for a...
Forum: Painting & Weathering 03-27-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,712
Posted By Holeshot
Try Windex on a q-tip. That will take acrylic...

Try Windex on a q-tip. That will take acrylic off of plastic, just be careful you don't take off more than you intend!

Good luck!
Curtis
Forum: planetArmor General 03-10-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,349
Posted By Holeshot
Lost it? Sounds more like they never had it!

Lost it? Sounds more like they never had it!
Forum: planetArmor General 02-28-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,862
Posted By Holeshot
I've thought about doing the same thing with...

I've thought about doing the same thing with rust--taking a series of photos of brake rotors and various other metal components (painted or unpainted too) sitting outside to illustrate what rust...
Forum: planetArmor General 02-28-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By Holeshot
One thing you'll want to invest in--if you...

One thing you'll want to invest in--if you haven't already--is a "full-spectrum" or "Ott-light" bulb to replace the standard florescent bulb. In addition to being easier on your eyes, it also allows...
Forum: Your important news and kit reviews. 02-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,993
Posted By Holeshot
There was a guy at the IPMS-NJ Mosquitocon show...

There was a guy at the IPMS-NJ Mosquitocon show last year (I think) with one he scratchbuilt in 1/6th scale! It was huge--he rolled it in on a cart.

Accurate Armour does one in resin:...
Forum: Painting & Weathering 02-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,103
Posted By Holeshot
It sounds to me like your needle is stuck in the...

It sounds to me like your needle is stuck in the bore by some dried paint. I would maybe try swishing some lacquer thinner in there to loosen the presumably dried paint and then remove the needle,...
Forum: Painting & Weathering 02-06-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,662
Posted By Holeshot
I have a 1.5 gallon generic compressor that I got...

I have a 1.5 gallon generic compressor that I got from Lowes on sale for I think about $80. I have a moisture trap/regulator and an in-line dessicant filter with quick-release fittings that my...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 01-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,449
Posted By Holeshot
Coops, Keep in mind that whatever is around the...

Coops,
Keep in mind that whatever is around the outside of the pit is probably what was in the pit, so if the soil was rocky, the rocks would probably end up around the outside, with the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 01-05-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,732
Posted By Holeshot
Great job for your first shot a painting a fig...

Great job for your first shot a painting a fig with oils, he looks awesome!
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 12-24-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,296
Posted By Holeshot
The DAP Blackhawk is a modified armed version of...

The DAP Blackhawk is a modified armed version of the MH-60L Blackhawks flown by the 160th SOAR, the Army's elite helo unit. The 160th is probably best known for their ops over in Somalia which...
Forum: planetArmor General 12-16-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,066
Posted By Holeshot
There's also Dragon's own Stug with zimm--it's...

There's also Dragon's own Stug with zimm--it's kitted as a Stuh but with a little mix & match of gun & mantlet parts you'd have a zimmeritted Stug.

I've never used the Atak sets, but I've heard...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 12-16-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,732
Posted By Holeshot
Looks awesome, fantastic work! I'm building...

Looks awesome, fantastic work!

I'm building one of these too. It is a GREAT kit. Not cheap, not easy to find (OOP?) but the fit is so good that it's probably the biggest and most expensive...
Forum: Modern 12-08-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By Holeshot
The Dragon kits you want are either the M1A1 AIM...

The Dragon kits you want are either the M1A1 AIM (#3535) or M1A2 SEP (#3536) kits, depending on whether you want to do an A1 or A2. They're typical Dragon superkits with a zillion parts in styrene,...
Forum: planetArmor General 11-18-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,226
Posted By Holeshot
I lucked out and found a commercial-grade display...

I lucked out and found a commercial-grade display case from a jewelery store that was remodeling and putting in all new cases. The case is 5' wide x 5' high x 20" deep. The sides and top are glass,...
Forum: planetArmor General 11-09-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,538
Posted By Holeshot
Check out: http://www.35rctank.com/ That...

Check out:
http://www.35rctank.com/
That might be a start.

The other option (since they're for your kids) is that there are several companies out there making larger (1/24) R/C tanks that are...
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