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how to paint or make SWF pink [message #21903] Mon, 27 December 2010 13:30 UTC Go to next message
avatar MichielCornelissen  is currently offline MichielCornelissen
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Hi All,

I have this SWF piece here which I really, really would like to get pink (or maybe yellow or purple) for someone's 5th birthday... now, I've never done any experiments with dyeing myself, so I could really use some advice!

- I only have one of 'm, the birthday is in a few days, and I can't mess it up. Is it advisable to try or should I just leave it for now? (as in: better a clean white one, than a messed up black/brown/whatever)
- if you advise me to try it, what is the best fail-safe way to get it pink? I don't have much in terms of equipment or workshops etc, so I would need to be able to do it in a sort of domestic setting.

Thanks very much for any help! Best, Michiel

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Re: how to paint or make SWF pink [message #21906 is a reply to message #21903 ] Mon, 27 December 2010 14:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar fx2  is currently offline fx2
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If the model isn't too intricate, painting can be an option...

Tamiya acrylic scale model colours work well on wsf. Humbrol acrylic and Humbrol enamel too, though the last has got a stronger smell and is slower to dry. A fine brush and and old newspapers to protect the underlying surface are recommended.

My advice: always try any new colouring method on a defective/scrap part made of the same material. This prevents a lot of disappointments !

[Updated on: Mon, 27 December 2010 14:10 UTC]

Re: how to paint or make SWF pink [message #21915 is a reply to message #21903 ] Mon, 27 December 2010 21:16 UTC Go to previous message
avatar euphy  is currently offline euphy
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fx2 is right of course about the trial on a scrap, easier said than done too though. Red food colouring takes ok on WSF I believe, but I use acid dyes (jacquard brand) to colour my pieces. Pink is a good colour to try since (in my own experience) a lot of stuff turns out pink when I try and dye it red! I'd have thought most stuff that is reddish will leave a pinkish stain on WSF.

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