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Terrain fixer and hobby set rec
Posted by 40kminis on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:02 AM

 

Anyone compare/recommend AK vs MIG vs Scale75 terrain fixers?

 

Also, recommendations for a small transportable hobby kit? Something I could take on the road, pack in a backpack or carryon that has the usual tools needed for plastic model assembly.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:55 PM

Assuming you’re planning on traveling by air, enamel paint, thinner, even liquid or tube glue won’t be allowed on board due to their flammable nature.

Basically anything flammable is banned for air travel.

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Posted by 40kminis on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:45 PM

 

Not traveling with the terrain fixer only the hobby kit. 

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Posted by 40kminis on Saturday, September 15, 2018 5:32 PM

Bump. any recommendations on MIG, vs AK, vs other fixers out there?

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 15, 2018 11:09 PM

I would also like to hear some opinions on Mig, AK, and other new weathering products that I have yet to try. The magazine builders use them a lot, but I believe they get them for free by and large, so I'm more interested in what the rest of the community thinks before I spend big for small bottles of very specialized products.

Regarding your portable modeling kit, I recently put one together for a week to ten day trip by air.. Plano makes small latching plastic boxes with dividers for fishing, available in sporting goods stores, Walmart, and many others.  Craft stores stock similar products. Since I couldn't carry glue or paint, I took a fresh kit and loaded the plastic box with sprue cutters, files, knives, and a variety of sanding tools. By the time I got home, most of the tedious initial work was done, and I was ready to start assemblies.

Happy modeling!

Mike 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 17, 2018 8:27 AM

Well, we as modelers are free to choose whatever product is out there. I just don't see why anyone would spend $8 for a tiny bottle of panel wash when artist oils and good quality thinner will make gallons of the stuf in different colors for a fraction of the price of AK, MIG, etc. The same with the chipping fluid which is basically decanted hair spray that you can get from the Dollar Store and have fluid for quite a looong time.

As for terrain fixer, I'm guessing it's to secure dirt, rubble and such. Elmers diluted with tap water and even tinted with craft acrylics work beautifully at securing groundwork.

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, September 17, 2018 10:39 AM

I have never heard of terrain fixures, would these be the same as pigment fixer?. For terrain, i do what PJ suggests, watered down white glue. For pigments i have a bottle of AK pigment fixer but never used it. I apply my pigments wet and then brush off excess.

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