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General Forums / Re: Starting in unfamiliar med...
Last post by 5thwheel - Today at 03:41:00 PM
Thanks Russ,
I'm not loosing my shop just yet. Just planning ahead. Not sure I can keep maintaining this house and huge yard. Next step seems to be an apartment or senior residence. Either way would be very limited in useable space for modeling. I'v been modeling in some fashion since I was about six years old. Can't vision my self not having something to build.
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General Forums / Re: Starting in unfamiliar med...
Last post by finescalerr - Today at 12:49:12 PM
The best cements for most styrene construction are liquids usually containing methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). A month ago I picked up a bottle of Plastruct Plastic Weld, a general purpose solvent cement containing MEK, at the hobby shop but Plastruct has been around for a long time so the cement should be easy to find online.

To save money you might find a can of MEK at a hardware store. MEK alone does the job as well as anything. California seems to have eliminated MEK for safety reasons; its fumes are dangerous and toxic. Maybe Oregon is less restrictive. Whether hobby cement or MEK, be sure to open a window and keep the air moving. Danger aside, the stuff smells poisonous.

I hear Eugene is a very nice place to live. Too bad you lost your shop.

Russ
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General Forums / Starting in unfamiliar media f...
Last post by 5thwheel - Today at 09:24:03 AM
HI all,
I'm starting in a new media for me.  I am 92 years old now and will be soon forced to give up my good shop for a space in a corner of an apartment. Although I have scratch built most of my life I am considering plastics kits and scratch from styrene.  Where do I start? What cements are best for kits and styrene construction.

Thanks
 Bill Hudson  aka Fifth Wheel
#4
Modellers At Work / Re: Feldbahnmodule with ship
Last post by Stuart - June 12, 2024, 03:50:24 PM
Not a flaw anywhere!  Beautiful work.
#5
Modellers At Work / Re: Business Card size diorama...
Last post by Stuart - June 12, 2024, 03:48:09 PM
Maybe small sized projects like your is what I should be doing.  My large scale projects take forever to complete!
#6
Modellers At Work / Re: Sandy Hollow
Last post by 1-32 - June 12, 2024, 02:53:41 PM
Hi all .
Yes Bernard, a popular style about 100 years ago,it  used a lot of Australian design motives like flowers, birds etc..But in the end was based on European Art Nevou.
This picture is part of a much larger picture that shows what my area was like 100 years ago.
Not like this anymore.
This Federation style and my tropical world are my two modelling interests.
cheers
#7
Modellers At Work / Re: Business Card size diorama...
Last post by Bernhard - June 12, 2024, 01:33:22 PM
Fun concept with a convincing result.

Bernhard
#8
Modellers At Work / Re: Sandy Hollow
Last post by Bernhard - June 12, 2024, 12:57:54 PM
I love it. A very different style to our area.

Bernhard
#9
Modellers At Work / Re: Feldbahnmodule with ship
Last post by Bernhard - June 12, 2024, 12:54:59 PM
Looks even better every time. Perfect work.

Bernhard
#10
Modellers At Work / Re: Feldbahnmodule with ship
Last post by Bill Gill - June 10, 2024, 12:19:57 PM
Excellent!