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PostSubject: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:40 pm

I use the name of our SUY, but its not really a SUY, because it's only for customers.Wink
Maybe it will be helpful for beginners sunny

Here are my stuff:
I mix most of my colors, so this is all I used till now


my crafting tools: (besides one out of metal, they were all in one pack)


sample board with some toilet paper, to dry my brushes and my favourite brushes Very Happy


I have some more, for example the wire stuff I use to make a first skeleton. I will add them later Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:10 pm

Oh this is handy! I always thought by myself which materials can be uses besides brunches for repainting an animal. I use Decorfin paint myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:46 pm

GREAT, thankyou Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:33 pm

Good topic! I should maybe show mine too Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks Very Happy

@JonasV wrote:
Good topic! I should maybe show mine too Very Happy
That would be great Wink cheers

@Karin: My colors are the best I could find in local shops Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Is it okay for me to show my stuff here? Then I'll take some pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:28 pm

@Damon wrote:
Is it okay for me to show my stuff here? Then I'll take some pics!
Of course! It's for all customer! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:00 pm

So, this is my drawer


These are the insides of my drawer ...


This is the place where I store the pencils I use most, since it's small is easy to put away and bring with me


The contents xD


And these are "some" pencils I barely use or are new .... lol

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:19 pm

Nice pencil collection Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:12 am

Great cheers Thank you Damon cheers Applause

I'm, sure this will be helpful for beginners or interesting for other customer Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:22 am

You're much more organized than I am Damon lol! I have stuff strewn all over the place.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:39 am

Here's mine:

Toothpicks, a needle, and some entomologists' pins, as well as one of the paint colors I use.

I have a set of wood tools like Bonobo has, but they have been sitting in a drawer for two years.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:15 pm

Great Geospiza fortis! cheers

The simple way is often the better way Wink Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:34 pm

Hallo,
Lennart asked me to show some photos of my colors and brushes...
so here it is :





That`s all from me :)

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:37 pm

Amazing! That tiger looks like mini living tiger next to giant paints and brushes! Very Happy Applause
Nice equipement you all have!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:40 pm

@Ana wrote:
Amazing! That tiger looks like mini living tiger next to giant paints and brushes! Very Happy Applause
Nice equipement you all have!! cheers

cheers Thank you Anna :)
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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:08 am

This year I think I'll get a proper tool set and some better modelling clay. The pelican that I made recently broke off a wing, my fantail lost his branch and tail, and my horse didn't even come close to completion and my second attempt at a fantail resulted in a looong break from modelling lol! lol! lol!
So now I need advise and tips on the right tools to get Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:10 pm

May I ask you guys what you use to tear a model appart? It sounds quite extreme, but I don't know how to explain else Laughing
I mean, what do you use to take off a leg, tail or a head to put it on otherwise?

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:19 pm

@christinavanderschouw wrote:
May I ask you guys what you use to tear a model appart? It sounds quite extreme, but I don't know how to explain else Laughing
I mean, what do you use to take off a leg, tail or a head to put it on otherwise?

Nah, "chopping up models" is a common phrase in this house. Laughing

It depends on what model I'm working on, what material it is. Breyers (which are hollow cellulose acetate) I just use a hacksaw or a dremel. PVC major brand models, I usually use an x-acto knife but on larger sections I'll use a hacksaw or a dremel. PVC models are a pain to cut through since they're solid but the results are great if done right. Very Happy To reattach I use what we call "supersoda" which is a combination of baking soda and super glue. You dab on a little super glue, then put the part back on and sprinkle on baking soda. The baking soda hardens the super glue immediately.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:31 pm

Thanks! I need it for taking of the ears of the collecta black backed jackal, so I think a little knife will work best :) Thank you for the tips! The superglue and baking soda is a tip I'm gonna try too, sounds good :)

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PostSubject: Re: Show us yours tools, colors etc.   Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:39 pm

Happy to help! I would definitely recommend wearing heavy gloves to protect your hands. That way if the blade slips it won't go in your hand like it did to me. Laughing

If it helps at all you can build up and "sculpt" things using the supersoda method as well. I just chopped the tail off a Breyer SM draft and built a new tail entirely out of the supersoda. It takes a lot of sanding but I like this better than trying to sculpt a whole new one out of clay.

I often use the supersoda method to make new ears too. This might work for you. Put some glue where the ear should go, and turn the model upside down so the glue starts to drip a bit. If you have a good glue it shouldn't actually drip off, just bubble up. Slowly dip the glue in baking soda, and it will harden. Continue to do this to build a very rough shape of the new ear, and make it slightly larger so you have some room to sand it into the shape you want. I use needle files but plain old nail files from the dollar store work just fine. You might have some holes to fill in but that can be done with more supersoda and sanding it down again. All of this can be primed over and painted when you're done. Smile
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