Has anyone had a glue gun, well, break? I think mine just bit the dust. It's been plugged in for an hour now and it's barely warm. I've had it since I first started suit-building in 2001, so I'm not all that surprised. But I just never imagined it dieing. :O
I'm thinking of dropping $40 on an 'industrial' one. I'm anxious to see just how much better a glue gun can get.
And on a completely different note.. here's a thought I had.
I've used markers (Shapries, Trias, Prismas) for modifying plushies and such, and the ink seems to work pretty well as a 'dye'/tint. For those of you who like the kind of ink/effect Sharpies have on fur, you might consider trying one of two things:
-Use a Prismacolor or Tria marker (both have similar ink to Sharpies, if I am not mistaken, and they come in a much wider range of colours--particularly 'natural' colours) with a marker airbrush. They sell them for both Prismacolors and Trias.. so you'd get an airbrush effect at a relatively low cost (compared to standard airbrushing) with the inks and colors you like. (I'd estimate the cost of this to be $2-4 per color/marker, $10 for a can compressor--not the best, but it works, and $30-50 for the airbrush rig.
-Use the Tria refill bottles (I think the come in something like 20oz?) in an airbrush.
Mind you, I've not actually tried this out yet, but I plan to, and will post the results.
Can anyone think of any problems with either of these methods?