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terryoc
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green Stuff = Kneadatite epoxy putty. It as two parts, blue and yellow. when mixed together, it becomes green, hence the term "green stuff".
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpat wrote:
striker8 wrote:
You can just do as I do and file the pin on the base down till it fits nicely and then I use just a little bit of green stuff in the hole when I glue it on.


Money? Shocked

I'm sure you mean some kind of putty ...


I have the habit of forgetting not everyone knows what green stuff is. Embarassed

terryoc covered it pretty well. You should be able to find it in any place that sells al ot of minis. GW green stuff is the easiest to find but pricey, it comes in a strip of yellow and green together that you can cut off what you think you need and just mix it together. If your lucky you can find kneadite brand, but GF9 also sells a good version. A search on the internet will give you a good list of mail order sources.

A little tip. If you have parts that just don't fit well and move around a lot a drop of glue on one side, a small bit of green stuff and some glue on the other part will hold the pieces together while the glue sets. Just use the minimum amout of glue and green stuff as you can, and try to get glue on both parts to be joined for maximum strength.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can pick a pin vice up at most hardware storesand if you are still not sure what I am waffling about here is a link to one a GW

http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99239999010&orignav=9
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again, everyone. Maybe someday I'll even get to finish and use these minis. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wrongway klingon wrote:
You can pick a pin vice up at most hardware storesand if you are still not sure what I am waffling about here is a link to one a GW

http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99239999010&orignav=9


It's pretty sad when GW is the easiest stuff to find aint it? Rolling Eyes

A good source for anything your FLGS can't get is http://www.micromark.com/ they have all sorts of nice modleing tools and supplies.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpat wrote:
Thanks again, everyone. Maybe someday I'll even get to finish and use these minis. Cool


I know the feeling on getting to play. I always end up painting so much I never feel like using the stuff I've done for myself. But iun the end it;s worth it.

If FC miniatures are your first foray in to the hobby you picked a good one to learn the basics on. you can concentrate on just doing a clean assembly and painting without a million extra details. I have years of experience painting and modeling and I love the FC/SFB minis for the shear simplicity. I can do a squadron box in an hour or so to a nice quality with enough detail to make me happy.

So just plug away at it, try to play occasionaly.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the most part, I've relied on my wife to help out. She's the "crafty" one. I did buy some "seconds" convoy ships and fully intend to do those on my own, figuring the degree of difficulty is a little lower, even, on those (partly because they're "seconds," partly because they're all in one piece).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

striker8 wrote:

It's pretty sad when GW is the easiest stuff to find aint it? Rolling Eyes

A good source for anything your FLGS can't get is http://www.micromark.com/ they have all sorts of nice modleing tools and supplies.


I am operating out of the UK so I don't know what else you have available in the States. Thanks for the assist. Cool


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Micromark is the holy shrine of the model builder.

They have everything... even things that no one inthe world could possibly fid a use for- but do. Where else can you get a grab bag of 50 assorted carbide bits, a complete photo-etching kit, and a set of electric lights for a doll house in one stop???

Not to mention the really useful stuff: RTV Silicone, 2-part epoxy putty, gluing guides and clamps, styrene choppers, decal making kits, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the putty, btw, in case that was troubling anyone's sleep. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you found it, but it wasn't troubling my sleep. What is troubling me; however, is the number of people from Australia that are having insomniatic spells at the same time that I can't sleep.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We Australians keep strange hours. It comes from being upside down all the time. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

terryoc wrote:
We Australians keep strange hours. It comes from being upside down all the time. Very Happy


And I thought it was the toilet spinning the wrong way Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry: My son recently received an invitiation to spend 4 weeks in Australia this summer as a student ambassador. Too bad its a cost-prohibitive trip. He could have slipped away from the group - hitch-hiked his way across the outback - played a game of Federation Commander against you - retraced his route - then told the chaperones for the ambassador group that he had been visiting the aborigines. He would most likely have gotten in a lot of trouble... but what a story to tell the grandkids. (you can't tell your own kids these things, because then they want to emulate you Shocked )
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it didn't take me long to break one of those plastic pins that people warned me about. I was using the plastic stands for some of the small ships, but I of course managed to break off one of the pins in the Orion ship that comes with Squadron Box 3. Should I just try to glue the two pieces (broken stand and miniature) together? Should we try to dig the pin piece out?

Anyone want to make me an offer on some minis? Rolling Eyes
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