Sunday, 12 February 2017

Clean airbrushing

Another small post, this time showing a few pics of the airbrush booth i picked up from the online auctions a few years ago.

They usually sit on there at about 70 quid, but if you hang on wait you can get one for about 30.

Its nothing amazing but does a good job of removing the paint particles from the air so much so i am allowed to use it in the house.

Its best feature though is the way it folds up for easy storage, see the pics

Neat little box

Open the front panel

fold out the work station

Viola, instant spray booth

What i have neglected to picture is the power cord, which is tucked away in the back on one of those old inertia wheel return buttons you used to get on vacuum cleaners, so even the plug fits inside the unit. 

Bye for now

I want lots of them

A small post tonight about my wheels.

This is mainly because of a conversation with a another gamer about the process, so i thought i would share a picture of the main ingredients and write a little about the process.

In the picture can be seen the 2 moulds on the left and next to the model are the original constructed wheels and the cast models.
Both original wheels were made in the same way, effectively 2 round bases seperated by a piece of blu tac at the desired width. then carefully cut some plasticard strips to slightly wider than this and glue them around the outside lip of the bases.
Finally use a small disc or spare shield or buckler to place in the centre of 1 base and apply really thin strips of plasticard to represent spokes.

Both of the moulds were made by blu tacing the wheel spoke side up to the bottom of a plastic cup or spray can lid, applying aerosol release agent, and pouring in the liquid latex.

Likewise the resin i use is just cheap 2 part resin, to which i deliberately add more hardener than is recommended so it sets faster.

Bye for now.