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Painting WSF [message #46132] Thu, 29 March 2012 13:03 UTC Go to next message
avatar wondercat  is currently offline wondercat
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I received my first WSF model. I'm new to this and I'm not sure how to go about painting it since the surface is so bumpy.
I've heard I should just layer on lots of paint, or try sanding.
I was hoping someone who's actually done this could give some advice.
Re: Painting WSF [message #47362 is a reply to message #46132 ] Mon, 23 April 2012 06:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Zoe Brain  is currently offline Zoe Brain
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The best possible surface is produced by first using an ultra-thin coat of white putty:

http://mfpilot.com/ebaypics/WhitePutty.jpg

Followed by very fine sanding with an Emory board, until almost all the putty is removed, so it fills in the gaps.

Then a coat of dilute PVA glue (to seal it), more sanding, then it's ready to paint.

If there is ultra-fine detail, just use 2-3 coats of dilute PVA glue, a very very light sand, then several coats of paint.
Re: Painting WSF [message #71886 is a reply to message #47362 ] Fri, 19 July 2013 23:34 UTC Go to previous message
avatar WorldWiz  is currently offline WorldWiz
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Is using White Putty highly preferable over something like Liquid Fiberglass Resin? Thanks.

 
   
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