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User avatar #1763 - HailtotheKing (3 hours ago) [-]
Hey guys, I'm new to this board. Can we post about any hobby or are some not kosher?
User avatar #1762 - reapersgrave (6 hours ago) [-]
Question for all the gunpla and plastic modelers. What thousand's girt sand paper do u all recommend to remove seamlines
User avatar #1757 - napodawg (12/16/2014) [-]
can somebody please tell me a good hobby ? I'm bored as fuck and I spend around eight hours a day on fj. plz halp
User avatar #1759 to #1757 - bababadsheep (15 hours ago) [-]
Gunpla and plamo
User avatar #1756 - dancininseptember ONLINE (12/16/2014) [-]
hi friends! I missed you!
User avatar #1755 - dogziller ONLINE (12/16/2014) [-]
steamcommunity.com/groups/mechgame4life#announcements
this is my steam group for mecha if you guys want to join. i know somebody asked about a skype or steam group here it is. its for mecha games too but :/ you can discuss your shit here too.
+4
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#1748 - johnri (12/16/2014) [-]
aamann andyy rei spinthatrecord My friend got sick and couldn't come to Barnes and noble with us so I bought/built this in his memory.

Oh yeah also, any tips on lining or smoothing away those annoying chips?
User avatar #1751 to #1748 - aamann (12/16/2014) [-]
Looks good. Personally, I would've gone with the asymmetrical V-fin rather than the standard yellow one since that's sort of the theme of the kit, but it's your choice
For panel lining, really just anywhere where it would look appropriate
And for shaving down nubs, that's usually what you'd use an exacto knife for.
User avatar #1752 to #1751 - johnri (12/16/2014) [-]
I chose it merely out of randomness, still no clue what to do with most of the extra bits and pieces. And for shaving, what about overcutting and everything? I ended up doing a bit of that on mine.
User avatar #1753 to #1752 - aamann (12/16/2014) [-]
Usually there are extra pieces when they recycle plates from other models. They'll re-use ones they can so they don't have to spend as much making brand new ones for every model
User avatar #1749 to #1748 - Rei (12/16/2014) [-]
did he die?
User avatar #1750 to #1749 - johnri (12/16/2014) [-]
I believe he died quite a bit on the inside when he saw my new model
#1729 - spinthatrecord (12/15/2014) [-]
aamann andyyy rei spinthatrecord guamguy zhuan dandamanzx tiagodisouza frenzyhero mechagodzilla bababadsheep

It Arrived

#1747 to #1729 - dogziller ONLINE (12/16/2014) [-]
ahhhh yeah shining gundam up in this bitch!
ahhhh yeah shining gundam up in this bitch!
User avatar #1735 to #1729 - dandamanzx ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
I see it's shining already. dat glare
User avatar #1736 to #1735 - spinthatrecord (12/15/2014) [-]
WINDOWS!!!!!
#1733 to #1729 - bababadsheep (12/15/2014) [-]
Ditto.

THANK MR.AAMANN!
User avatar #1738 to #1733 - aamann (12/16/2014) [-]
Glad you guys like 'em.
#1728 - dogziller ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
andyyy rei spinthatrecord guamguy zhuan dandamanzx tiagodisouza frenzyhero mechagodzilla bababadsheep    
so i got an mg heavyarms from barnes and nobles, and since i really want to get this one right i was wondering where and if you guys get your modelling materials. like do u use gundamm markers, or some shit like that? i wanted to paint it and properly panel line it since my last attempt while ok is not spectacular. why is this a gif?
andyyy rei spinthatrecord guamguy zhuan dandamanzx tiagodisouza frenzyhero mechagodzilla bababadsheep
so i got an mg heavyarms from barnes and nobles, and since i really want to get this one right i was wondering where and if you guys get your modelling materials. like do u use gundamm markers, or some shit like that? i wanted to paint it and properly panel line it since my last attempt while ok is not spectacular. why is this a gif?
User avatar #1743 to #1728 - bababadsheep (12/16/2014) [-]
Oh, and yes, gundam markers for panel lining.
User avatar #1744 to #1743 - dogziller ONLINE (12/16/2014) [-]
well i was just taking this randomly. a long time ago.
User avatar #1742 to #1728 - bababadsheep (12/16/2014) [-]
You need more lighting in your pictures bruh.
#1709 - swagasauruss ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
So I have started getting into vaping, and I just ordered a Patriot RDA clone, some 26g Kanthal and some organic cotton. Super fuckin excited!
User avatar #1710 to #1709 - voltkills (12/13/2014) [-]
get the fuck away from vaping asap, a friend of mine started like a month ago, basically a different person now, and not in a good way. not to mention its still dangerous and addictive.
User avatar #1715 to #1710 - swagasauruss ONLINE (12/13/2014) [-]
Different how?
User avatar #1724 to #1715 - huemynue (12/15/2014) [-]
I can vouch for this
User avatar #1716 to #1715 - voltkills (12/14/2014) [-]
hangs out with different people more (bad people) , its more lethargic and lazy as hell all the time, more so than normal people should be, he doesnt want to do anything and i get the feeling he would rather just be at home vaping. Also he is in serious denial about any side effects or the fact he is addicted.
#1758 to #1716 - avoidinghomework (12/17/2014) [-]
your friend probably has other internal problems to work through, some of my closest friends vape and they dont have some crazy psychological change or increased lethargy. Thats like saying your friend bought a gun and then because he had the gun he shot someone, vaping, just like any other drug, is a way for people to deal with the shit they are going through. Him hanging out with worse people, his laziness, and the vaping could be a sign of depression or some other issue. Pic unrelated
User avatar #1720 to #1716 - swagasauruss ONLINE (12/14/2014) [-]
Are you sure he isnt smoking pot? because that sounds like pot...
User avatar #1718 to #1716 - easycheesy (12/14/2014) [-]
it's more about the vape fluid than vaping itself, it probably had a lot of addicting chemicals in it judging by what you said
#1702 - aamann (12/13/2014) [-]
andyyy rei spinthatrecord guamguy zhuan dandamanzx tiagodisouza frenzyhero mechagodzilla bababadsheep My SD Kshatriya arrived today!
imgur.com/a/scNxd#0
Now I just need Full Armor Unicorn, and Delta Plus to complete my SD Unicorn collection.
She comes with a little buddy too!
User avatar #1703 to #1702 - aamann (12/13/2014) [-]
Also fun fact, this is my first "Zaku Green" gunpla
User avatar #1704 to #1703 - bababadsheep (12/13/2014) [-]
Kshatriya too cute!
User avatar #1705 to #1704 - aamann (12/13/2014) [-]
Last time I was at Hobbytown USA, they had the HG Kshatriya Repaired. I was really tempted.
User avatar #1706 to #1705 - bababadsheep (12/13/2014) [-]
I am holding out on the Bell Pepper. I want to learn panel etching, panel wash, and air brushing before getting into it. I don't feel like the base kit isn't detailed enough.
User avatar #1707 to #1706 - aamann (12/13/2014) [-]
Oh, did your gunpla arrive today?
User avatar #1712 to #1707 - bababadsheep (12/13/2014) [-]
Dang, what does the tracking number say about it?
User avatar #1714 to #1712 - aamann (12/13/2014) [-]
Here's a link for tracking if you wanna keep up on it.
www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/track/personal/findByTrackNumber?execution=e1s1
#1713 to #1712 - aamann (12/13/2014) [-]
Should probably be there Monday or Tuesday
User avatar #1711 to #1707 - bababadsheep (12/13/2014) [-]
Not on Firday, but I am going to check today. With storms and busy postal services, it takes a little longer for things to be processed. Will update if it arrives today.
#1687 - anaphase (12/10/2014) [-]
I have a hobby of shooting and making slingshots, and I've come across a source of lovely redgum wood to craft some from.

I want to combine a couple of timbers on one of them, though, so what colour woods do you guys would look good with this?
User avatar #1761 to #1687 - protectron (10 hours ago) [-]
I got a piece of some antlers I always wanted to turn into a slingshot but I don't know how
User avatar #1698 to #1687 - sineztro (12/11/2014) [-]
Dark brownish
User avatar #1686 - hourlyb ONLINE (12/10/2014) [-]
Played airsoft after not playing for over 2 months. Haven't even kept in good shape.
Get 35 confirmed kills over the day.
Was good.
#1692 to #1686 - imnotsuretoday (12/11/2014) [-]
How the fuck did you kill 35 people with an airsoft gun?
User avatar #1693 to #1692 - hourlyb ONLINE (12/11/2014) [-]
"Kill" is just shorthand for getting someone out.
You probably know this, and are just busting my balls.
#1694 to #1693 - imnotsuretoday (12/11/2014) [-]
Im pretty sure "kill" means to end someones life

Sicko
User avatar #1695 to #1694 - hourlyb ONLINE (12/11/2014) [-]
Once again, it's shorthand. Like in videogames, "beating the crap" out of someone is not literally forcing fecal matter out of someone.
User avatar #1719 to #1695 - crazyglove (12/14/2014) [-]
You don't know the games I play to know that.
#1688 to #1686 - anaphase (12/10/2014) [-]
wish it was legal here
User avatar #1689 to #1688 - hourlyb ONLINE (12/10/2014) [-]
That sucks, man. Where do you live?
User avatar #1696 to #1689 - anaphase (12/11/2014) [-]
Australia, land of not being allowed to do anything, ever.
#1697 to #1696 - hourlyb ONLINE (12/11/2014) [-]
For a country filled with badass and deadly creatures, your government sure is filled with pansies. I guess it's balancing.   
You could move to the US, but I doubt you would do that just to play airsoft. Japan is another viable option, but I don't know how expensive it is to live there.
For a country filled with badass and deadly creatures, your government sure is filled with pansies. I guess it's balancing.
You could move to the US, but I doubt you would do that just to play airsoft. Japan is another viable option, but I don't know how expensive it is to live there.
User avatar #1699 to #1697 - anaphase (12/11/2014) [-]
Yeah if I could kick the politicians squarely in the nuts, I would
User avatar #1700 to #1699 - hourlyb ONLINE (12/11/2014) [-]
You could move to New Zealand. Their laws are pretty lax, and moving might not be such a pain.
User avatar #1683 - aamann (12/10/2014) [-]
spinthatrecord, your gunpla still hasn't shipped yet. I dunno what's up with that. Expected delivery is still between the 16th and the 23rd

bababadsheep, yours should be there on Friday.
#1685 to #1683 - spinthatrecord (12/10/2014) [-]
thanks for the info
User avatar #1690 to #1685 - aamann (12/10/2014) [-]
Aight, it just shipped, so it should be there next Thursday.
User avatar #1667 - Conquistador ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Best hobies:
1: Fascism
2: Laughing at faggots.
3: Racial purity.
User avatar #1680 to #1667 - majormayor (12/08/2014) [-]
HA!
User avatar #1672 to #1667 - nefarian ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Aren't you Mexican?
User avatar #1673 to #1672 - Conquistador ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Yes...
User avatar #1677 to #1673 - finblob (12/07/2014) [-]
purge yourself you taco paco bastard
User avatar #1678 to #1677 - Conquistador ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Careful, your politically correct laws might get you in trouble.
User avatar #1679 to #1678 - finblob (12/07/2014) [-]
trouble is for mexicans
User avatar #1674 to #1673 - nefarian ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
That's all I needed to know
User avatar #1675 to #1674 - Conquistador ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
"HUUUR em wite det meens em betr xdddddd
even tho the jews basically own my ass".
User avatar #1676 to #1675 - nefarian ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
le curious triangle shekel face
User avatar #1652 - buttfacemugee (12/06/2014) [-]
Does any one here make knifes?
User avatar #1653 to #1652 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/06/2014) [-]
I've made a few
User avatar #1654 to #1653 - buttfacemugee (12/06/2014) [-]
How did you go about learning how to make them? Like did your father teach you the basics or what? Because I have always been interested in knives but never really put forth effor into it and now I want to just because i think it would be pretty neat
User avatar #1655 to #1654 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/06/2014) [-]
A high school jewelry class I took, mainly for metalwork practice, had a knife as an option for a final project, I figured it would be fun so I took it over a necklace or a ring.

I made a comment on hobby board along with one on an old piece of content a while back, I'll see if I can find it again. It had a bunch of links to good knifemakers on youtube, good sites for information, and some things to avoid. If not I'll just do another one.
User avatar #1656 to #1655 - buttfacemugee (12/06/2014) [-]
Great thanks mate
User avatar #1657 to #1656 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Well I can't find anything, so I guess I'm doing a giant post. I'll use a spoiler just so it doesn't flood the board.
First thing off the bat, don't start with a dagger, or anything at sword length. Two edges is too hard, and the length of a sword will be too challenging

Stuff on youtube:
Niels Provos: An excellent smith who has a ton of knowledge about it, his stuff is too advanced for a new person to follow, but it's still good to watch it and see how he solves certain problems www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fgXGs07W0U
Trollskyy: A polish knifemaker who does everything from basic stock removal to forging, focused on practical bushcraft stuff. He's really good to watch to pick up little tricks www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fgXGs07W0U
Walter Sorrels: An american smith focused on japanese swords, he has some good videos on steel choices, and some nice tutorials on basic knife making www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_jMNsjVc-s
And lastly Man at Arms: You've probably seen his stuff, most people with an interest in video games have seen some, they're fun to watch. Tony's ok, but don't take his stuff as tutorials, or as information for good knifemaking. New guys from Baltimore knife and sword are better smiths

There's others out there, like Gough Custom's filing jig video, or swallow forge's simple medieval knife. As you look around you'll find other channels or videos. Listing all the videos I think are good would take way too long


Blade shape Look around at high end knives from companies and copy their design if you like it. nobody's going to sue you for making your own knife based off another's as long as you don't start selling that design

Knife steel avoid stainless, it's a pain in the ass and you won't be able to heat treat it. Stick with high carbon, I'll say what kinds on my next comment.

1/2 or 3. Have to head out for a minute.
#1658 to #1657 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Took longer than I thought, anyways

High carbon steel 1084 steel is amazing, easy to heat treat and work with, holds a good edge and is easy to polish. Most of the 10XX series of steel is good for knives. 5160 is another common steel that makes a very tough knife suitable for large chopping ones like the one made in trollskyy's video I posted. Others include 01 steel, W1/W2 steel, 15n20 is commonly used in pattern welded, but I don't know how it is on it's own. All of these are High carbon steel I've heard to be good but haven't worked with myself

Stainless steel: avoid it, like I said it's a pain in the ass. You can't heat treat it right now and I don't know anyone who tries to forge it, may not be good for it. If you want to you could send them out to a company for heat treatment but that'll cost more. I don't know which ones are great since I haven't done anything with stainless, look around at knife companies and see what they use

Scavanged/recycled steel (scrap) If you can get it for free/really cheap it's good. Don't go buying leaf springs just to turn them into knives. Avoid it for the most part unless you know exactly what it's from. Files are pretty good, Car and truck leaf springs are pretty good. Coil springs are good, sawblades with carbide tips, like the picture shows, aren't great but if it doesn't have the tips it'll be better

Buying steel If you're in Canada than you're in luck www.knifemaker.ca/ is an excellent site, pick the steel you want, in the size you want. Don't have to buy 48 inches of steel for a 7 inch knife. It's what I use. If you're in the USA newjerseysteelbaron.com/ is pretty good from what I hear. Anywhere outside of that and you'll have to look for websites yourself

Next comment will hopefully be the last one, it'll involve making a forge and the tools you'll need/want to make knives.
#1681 to #1658 - sadpandaissad (12/09/2014) [-]
The first time I've ever seen "if you're in Canada" and "you're in luck" together.
User avatar #1682 to #1681 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/09/2014) [-]
It's a pretty useful website, other ones I've looked at only sell the steel in large bars around 48 inches long. knifemaker site gives me the option to buy 3 bars at a size I want them, saves time so I don't have to cut it down to size myself.
User avatar #1659 to #1658 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Making a forge/anvil. DO NOT USE GALVANIZED STEEL (it could hospitalize you if you use it improperly) What you really want, this is one of your most important tools. www.youtube.com/watch?v=71s6HpuG_hQ here is a simple forge to get you started, I didn't make one myself but the main guy makes it seem like it's a very good choice and has lasted for a long time, might want to go with this I might build one myself one day. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuMkIJGri2M Brake drum forge. Simple to make, may have to pay for welding if you don't know how, there's a ton of videos on it. Brake drums are cheap to find, go to an auto scrap and they'll likely sell you one for $10-$15

Anvil: real anvils are expensive, really really expensive. Cheapest ones suitable for steel forging (not cast iron, they will shatter on you) cost a minimum of around $1000. But an anvil is just a very heavy piece of good steel. What also works is a piece of railroad track embeded in concrete, or mounted to a heavy wooden base. it's much cheaper. After it's done you should get a heavy magnet, wrap the track in chain, or put it on top of something like a mat to get rid of the ringing noise you'll hear, neighbors don't like the constant "clang clang clang" of a hammer hitting steel

Tools: A few hammers, starting off with a carpenter's/lighter ballpeen, and something a bit heavier
Files, single cut, double cut, wood rasp, and some small ones for fine detail
A drill press (hand drill will work) and some bits, for drilling pin holes in the handle
some clamps. To hold the project while drilling, cutting, gluing, sanding
Sandpaper, lots of it. 80 grit to 400ish at first, then go to the 600-1000 if you want to mirror polish
2 part epoxy to glue

There's power tools you might want, like a belt sander. but they aren't necessary
#1660 to #1659 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
How to make a knife with basic tools (simple knife, only tools you need to make a knife, angle grinder isn't even needed)
How to make a budget knife in 1 day with Trollsky (If you'd like, you could buy a blade blank and only do the handle, all you'd really need is a drill, some wood, maybe a hand saw. It's also a good starting point)

And finally websites

www.iforgeiron.com/
www.bladeforums.com/forums/forum.php
4chan /diy/ has frequent blacksmithing threads

All the tools and stuff are things you should get over time, I'm not saying "go spend $1000 dollars on tools" but they're things that you might want. You might be working on something and think "an angle grinder would be really nice right now" and if you think it's worth it you could go buy one.

I've avoided talking about handle making, because there's so many materials, types of knife tangs, and techniques to do it. It might fill another 2 comment boxes. I just stick with a wood, full tang handle. like in this picture. Easiest handle to make and it's one of the best types anyway.

That's about it, if you have any questions I can try and answer them.
User avatar #1666 to #1660 - buttfacemugee (12/07/2014) [-]
Holy shit dude that really does help alot. Also I know basic carpenting and wood working(like highschool basic) will that be useful because i have a neighbor who works with this kinda stuff and has the the tools i probably need in his garage?
User avatar #1668 to #1666 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
If you know basic fine woodworking it will be much easier, even more so if you have access to some tools like a drill press, power sander, or any sort of saw. Carpentry less so since you aren't dealing with larger scale projects

I went into my first one with next to no metalwork ability, and some woodworking skill I got from highschool.
Just mentioning it now, but your first knife will suck. Everyone's does unless they already have a good knowledge of steel working. Also I forgot that you will need a hacksaw and some blades.
User avatar #1670 to #1668 - buttfacemugee (12/07/2014) [-]
Quick question though is Spring Steel any good?
User avatar #1671 to #1670 - phantomeins ONLINE (12/07/2014) [-]
Making a Bolo
Do you mean like from a car/truck leaf spring or coil spring? It's used in Gurkha khukris, blacksmiths from the Philippines use it for their machetes too.

Otherwise, maybe. It depends on where it was originally from. That's the problem with scrap steel (which is what I'm assuming you're looking at.)
User avatar #1669 to #1668 - buttfacemugee (12/07/2014) [-]
Thanks I mate if i got any more questions ill check you out
#1649 - johnri (12/05/2014) [-]
Aamann, I decided to say fuck sleep and finished the thingy in 3 hours, I also put it next to the first thingy I made months ago.
User avatar #1650 to #1649 - aamann (12/06/2014) [-]
Nice! It looks really good.
User avatar #1637 - tiagodisouza (12/05/2014) [-]
Gunpla guys andyyy rei spinthatrecord guamguy zhuan dandamanzx aamann frenzyhero mechagodzilla bababadsheep do we have any chat where we can hang out? would a steam group work? or a skype group
User avatar #1737 to #1637 - frenzyhero (12/15/2014) [-]
I'm more of a bystander than anything.
And someone usually asks this kind of thing once a month or so, huh?
User avatar #1725 to #1637 - dogziller ONLINE (12/15/2014) [-]
i have a steam group andyyy rei spinthatrecord guamguy zhuan dandamanzx aamann frenzyhero mechagodzilla bababadsheep that is for mecha games but it can be bigger and for more shit like mecha anime discussion.
User avatar #1638 to #1637 - bababadsheep (12/05/2014) [-]
Technically here.
User avatar #1639 to #1638 - tiagodisouza (12/05/2014) [-]
well yeah but i was wondering it there was instant message chat group
User avatar #1645 to #1639 - spinthatrecord (12/05/2014) [-]
not currently
User avatar #1646 to #1645 - tiagodisouza (12/05/2014) [-]
would you guys be interested in having one?
User avatar #1648 to #1646 - Rei (12/05/2014) [-]
Nope
User avatar #1647 to #1646 - spinthatrecord (12/05/2014) [-]
perhaps
User avatar #1640 to #1639 - bababadsheep (12/05/2014) [-]
No currently.
User avatar #1641 to #1640 - bababadsheep (12/05/2014) [-]
*not.
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