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JohnLea

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  1. Try heating it with a hair dryer or heat gun. I have had some success with polyurethane resin and whatever type is used in the fiberglass kits.
  2. If this link has been posted, I missed it. https://www.southernmuseum.org/ I have no idea how accurately the restore was done.
  3. PDF from Andrea. https://www.andreaeurope.com/descargas/AP 030I TEXTS ENG.pdf
  4. A little more in this area including staging and lighting. http://www.boxdioramas.com/sheperd-paine
  5. Have a look through this pair's site. There used to be some "how to's" but their work is top drawer and worth the time. http://www.mb-miniatures.com/pages/en/home.php
  6. It has been a while since I have painted a figure and know there are a number of specialty forums out there but these are the only ones I can recall. Worth browsing through them if the subject interests you. https://www.planetfigure.com/ http://www.timelinesforum.com/
  7. Some pretty talented painters at; https://www.planetfigure.com/ http://www.timelinesforum.com/
  8. I believe that is a groove in the blade to fit the scalpel handle they are made for.
  9. I appreciate the information.. I have had the lathe and other tools for years and have never used them. Now that I am slowing down I am turning to ship models and in that, looking at the tools again. A rabbit warren of distractions.
  10. I was excited to find this thread figuring that these items would be very useful. Then I did an uncharacteristic thing. I measured the chuck jaws opened to what I am setting as the maximum and these blocks are too big. Do these gizmos come in a smaller form?
  11. Agreed on the Bard Parker but I found the spine a problem in some cases when cutting mould rubber.
  12. Thanks. I used to lay it on egg crate foam. That kept it from stabbing my thigh or foot when it rolled off the desk.
  13. I used scalpels for years to cut moulds and had a variety of handles. I found the best fit of the snap on handles was in using the Swan Morton blue handle. I also used a "screw on" handle but can't remember the name. It held the blade the best but was round and tended to roll on the table. If I can find it I will take a picture.

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