Post by Jan-Qui Coran on May 4, 2008 11:11:34 GMT -5
I just found this thread---need to take more time to read all of it, please excuse.
I had to refurbish my food capsules-- what are the current things being used to color the food capsules please. I've used paint originally & then nail polish to touch up.
Is it still possible to get any more stadler pens? I know they don't have them in Joliet, unless somebody knows where they are at.
What are we using now to cover the bottoms of the pen caps? I'm thinking of maybe making more but the 1/2 spheres of plastic caps are no longer available--to my knowledge & what glue is the best to use to keep the bottoms in place. I haven't done this since I was a Padawan in 2005---kind of forgot.
I'd love to get a set of working food capsules---how much are they now? & where would I go to get them, if the price is right. Thank you
Jan-Qui, our local art store still sells Stadler fine point markers in many colors, so I'd call around. Also try the bookstores of larger universities-they often have a great selection of art supplies for their students.
I am using model paint in metallic colors for my food capsules. Hobby shops carry these. Also, the 1/2 spheres are available through the Walthers Model Railroad catalogue at any hobby dealer, also online (google them for the url). Any glue designed for styrene will work for the bottoms-again, a hobby shop will have this. I use liquid glue because it is less messy than the traditional model glue in a tube. Actually, Walthers would have all of the supplies you would need except the pens. Quite handy!
In a former life I was a model railroader, and still have good intentions to get a working layout up and running!
The process is a bit of a pain, so search around for completed ones-they show up on ebay regularly
I have info and a photo of the package in my tutorial....scroll about a third of the way down home.comcast.net/~jedikai/Part4.pdf Since I wrote that, I've learned about glue (use what acalsohei recommends) and there are new paints on the market for plastic.
If you can find a hobby shop that has a big art department as well as model trains, you should be set. You'll probably end up ordering the hemispheres (you can do this through your hobby shop or on your own), but everything else should be in stock.
Post by Jan-Qui Coran on May 6, 2008 20:37:20 GMT -5
Thanks. I got some new paint today to have on hand for touch ups, etc. I was in too much of a rush at the hobby shop because of time constraints to think of the 1/2 spheres. I'll have to go back & ask them.