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  1. Definitely contact Elegoo. The LED generates the UV and the LCD allows/blocks the UV light.
  2. Apologies Les - I missed your question. I am only using water- washable resin so can’t comment on the differences.
  3. I bought a 3D print of the Dragon space capsule recently (before I bought my printer), washed it carefully then primed with Tamiya fine primer from a can. After doing some sanding and filling, I washed again in warm water with some washing up liquid. To my horror, all the primer came off with some light rubbing with a brush. The 3D part is a resin SLA printed part. Any recommendations on primer for these kinds of printed parts?
  4. There are two stations available: a cure-only or a wash and cure. If you use water-washable resin, the curing station is not supposed to be used with water for the wash part. Still not sure why but those are the instructions. A plastic pickle drainer tub will do the job for washing, or just use the container that is supplied with the wash and cure unit but without the agitator installed. I ended up buying the wash and cure station, and it is about the same size as the printer, and very simple to use. anthony
  5. Glass files seem to be a thing in the nail industry too - how do these items compare to these Meng/DSPIAE versions?
  6. That looks like a nice colour - thank you! And I even have a bottle of it.
  7. Hi I am part of the Africa GB and a bit stumped on the colour of the Angolan T-55's used in the "South African Border War" that ended in the late 80's. I believe the tanks came from Cuba - and kept their original colours - a Dark Green. Can anyone confirm this (and any suggestions on the Vallejo colour I could use). This will be the starting point as I hope to do a bit of weathering. I am using the new(ish) Tamiya 1/48th kit which is a really nice build so far. I m also interested in tank commander uniform colours. So far I have seen references to Khaki or Olive Drab. From some of the photos - the uniforms look like a solid colour, not the two/three tone camo. of the regular soldiers. Any suggestions or pointers gratefully received. thanks anthony
  8. Priming - trying Ultimate Primer (Grey) and it seems to work well through my ancient Badger 150 airbrush. Keep the wheels separate for the moment. And I need some filler on the fuel tanks (similar problem on the barrel)
  9. Life (well, work) got in the way of my T-55, but will carry on very slowly. I am looking for hints on the colour for the figure (Cuban or Angolan tank commander - olive drab or khaki perhaps)- hard to find any definitive colour suggestions. I primed a lot of the model (photos to follow) - and slightly stumped on the colour. Dark Green or Olive Green are the options looking at various sources. Trust me to find an obscure subject
  10. Hi Les A suggestion for your IPA problem - I am also starting out on 3D printing but started with water washable resin. No IPA required, but the cost is a little higher. AnyCubic sell this as part of their resin products. anthony
  11. Yes Please! I have a few N gauge items that could do with soldering, so started looking at low-temp. solder when I started reading this post. Excellent idea for a diorama. [And now read more of the thread and see you have already done this - apologies] regards anthony
  12. I just received an email from Fine Scale Modeller announcing an auction of the assets of the company. In case anyone wants to see the details - this is the link to the auction house and the sale details: https://www.rosensystems.com/upcoming-auctions/1675 I missed this thread and other messages about the store. I used to order items from them to collect while in the US for work, and of course I have a tube of Green Stuff and the finer White Stuff filler. Sad to see such a well-known shop go. I saw Caboose Hobbies (another famous US model train store based on the outskirts of Denver) also closed recently.
  13. Fascinating. It never occurred to me that the distributors check each bottle before they ship them to stockists...you learn something new every day. I would expect some sort of random batch testing when they get a shipment in but not every bottle.
  14. This is a masterclass on weathering, and building these Star Wars kits. Always admired your builds, but this one is particularly good. I had also never heard of rivnuts before - very useful. regards anthony
  15. Exactly! There are two openings in the turret that have small enclosures built around them - I just randomly stuck the first one on, and then noticed the careful instructions on the orientation that I missed. Well - a 50/50 chance I did it right on the first one. Was ok on the second one (I think) Similarly - the figure has some keyed blobs so you glue the arm on the body correctly. I bought one of the 1/48 Tamiya Shermans too - looking forward to build that at some point. I have a very old 1/35th scale Panzer Kampfwagen II Asuf F/G part number 35009/1200 (copyright 1971!!). Will be interesting to compare these builds. A bit nervous about the tracks - but will put my faith in Tamiya
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