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    Jason, I tried using a perforation tool for a few...

    Jason, I tried using a perforation tool for a few sheets but it was much more difficult to get precise scoring than a pen. I even used some small rollers from a pastry chef's tool kit for...
  2. Some very fine craftsmanship there, Sand. Looks...

    Some very fine craftsmanship there, Sand. Looks every bit as high grade as the ones you'd see research staff using! What was your neighbors' reaction?
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    Are you using Pepakura at all, or just eyeballing...

    Are you using Pepakura at all, or just eyeballing it? Solid start for sure.

    I took at look at your Solarion build, the thing is down right gorgeous! The wooden handle is an incredible touch to it,...
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    Sticky: I'd avoid splitting it if possible as the chances...

    I'd avoid splitting it if possible as the chances of them not matching up well is very high. For my AR I did a few coats of resin on the exterior, then slush cast it with Rondo, and filled it with...
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    Oh awesome! Thanks for the share dude!

    Oh awesome! Thanks for the share dude!
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    Looking good. I've been considering making a...

    Looking good. I've been considering making a Pyramid Head costume, and now I may have to! I'm gonna use it for when it's super foggy in my area (right on the coast) and walk through town to see if...
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    Solid build so far. Your skills at using sliced...

    Solid build so far. Your skills at using sliced files are great, the pieces themselves are immaculate! Hopefully the precision is just as visible when you paint it!

    That blue on the hand plates is...
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    Sticky: If you're using 110lb Cardstock, it can withstand...

    If you're using 110lb Cardstock, it can withstand the resin reinforcement as long as you're not forceful, and doesn't soak the thing in resin all at once. Just be sure to lightly brush the resin on...
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    Sticky: The resin was fine, It's just the expansion...

    The resin was fine, It's just the expansion generated by the heat proved to be a bit much. I know because the expansion was uniform, and when I punched a hole in my pour gap, it was pressurized. I...
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    Sticky: Be careful that you don't tape it back up too...

    Be careful that you don't tape it back up too securely! If it's completely sealed when the Rondo starts to cure it'll heat up causing the air to expand and distort your model outwards. I had that...
  11. While it is possible that you can ignore it, what...

    While it is possible that you can ignore it, what may end up happening is that your shoulder pieces don't fit well with it hanging wide on your shoulders. For one of mine during the pep stage I...
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    Sticky: Whenever my piece isn't curing I just set my...

    Whenever my piece isn't curing I just set my halogen heat lamp on it for a bit (10-90 minutes) from about a foot back. It cures it, and I've yet to set one on fire (12inch minimum distance). It's...
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    Sticky: Would anyone here be interested in unfolding a...

    Would anyone here be interested in unfolding a Tallgeese.pdo? I found a .skp of it on google, converted it to a 3ds then into a pdo. I tried to unfold it, but even the auto unfold came out better...
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    Sticky: It would be a good idea to wear gloves, some...

    It would be a good idea to wear gloves, some Nitrile (surgical) gloves would suffice. Bondo is is just Resin with a filler, and resin is a toxic chemical, so it would be a very good idea to avoid...
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    Sticky: I'm not sure if this would be the place for it,...

    I'm not sure if this would be the place for it, but would I be able to get a hand on unfolding a model? It's the Tallgeese from gundam wing, and I already turned it into a .pdo but it needs to be...
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    Sticky: If that doesn't work, if you can get your hands...

    If that doesn't work, if you can get your hands on a halogen lamp bake the thing for a little bit, that's what I do when I don't do enough hardener. (obligatory message about safe distance so you...
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    Sticky: Well actually, there are a couple different types...

    Well actually, there are a couple different types of resin, i.e polyurethane, epoxy, and maybe UV cure, though I'm not sure which category that falls into.

    @Kaykat Like CoolC said, reading the...
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    All of your work is phenomenal, especially the...

    All of your work is phenomenal, especially the Resistance rifle, it looks extremely high-quality.

    Once I rock out my MK6 I want to make a Gundam, hopefully the Tallgeese. I'll probably make it out...
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    Sticky: When I did my Magnum with all of it's tiny...

    When I did my Magnum with all of it's tiny crevices and pockets to fill, I had to mix it up to about 1:2 Bondo:Resin to get it thin enough I could pour it in and run it around completely. Granted, my...
  20. Exactly what is needed! With one or two...

    Exactly what is needed! With one or two knowledgeable people idling in there, it would help relieve a lot of the same repetitive questions that people make their own thread for. Plus, it would be fun...
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    Sticky: Try googling your questions, I found...

    Try googling your questions, I found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondo_%28putty%29 in less than 5 seconds, and it answers it more satisfactorily than most of us can.
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    He probably dreams of being a vigilante! I read...

    He probably dreams of being a vigilante! I read an article about a guy who built a suit of armor (not Halo related) that used kevlar layered between sheets of titanium, and for his visor he used...
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    If the helmet is sagging, try running two cords...

    If the helmet is sagging, try running two cords from the crown of it down to the middle of your head to your shoulders, then loop it around your arms. I did that with a skullmask I did a few years...
  24. Thread: Gundam Fans

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    I'm just going to go ahead and assume you left...

    I'm just going to go ahead and assume you left your comp signed in while your /b/tard friend was over.
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    I beg to differ, I think a 10+ year span of...

    I beg to differ, I think a 10+ year span of dedicated training to use the super powered war machine is a load more viable than just this genetically enhanced smart kid who is a decent programmer,...
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