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What OLIVE GREEN dye for WSF? [message #59236] Wed, 26 December 2012 17:52 UTC Go to next message
avatar kaszal  is currently offline kaszal
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Hello, I want to dye this WSF piece to match the figure it goes with e.g. army olive green or khaki...

PCC Heavytread Mine Plow set

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/kaszal/Heavytreadaddon.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/model/238438/pcc-heavytread-mine-pl ow-set.html?li=cart&materialId=62

Which brand dye would work well (Colourcraft, Jaquard, Dylon) and which one is a suitable colour?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380522816970?var=650074191330& ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Thanks

Luke

[Updated on: Wed, 26 December 2012 17:52 UTC]

Re: What OLIVE GREEN dye for WSF? [message #59250 is a reply to message #59236 ] Wed, 26 December 2012 20:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stannum is currently online stannum
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Paint it. Go to a model shop and buy the color(s) that match, shake the pots then apply multiple thinned layers until the surface appears opaque. Simpler, and with no color variation from run to run, which is the common problem with dyes.
Re: What OLIVE GREEN dye for WSF? [message #59251 is a reply to message #59250 ] Wed, 26 December 2012 21:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks

I did think of that but they are moving parts and will be played with. Dyeing is better as it won't chip.

Not worried about consistency as this is a one off .
Re: What OLIVE GREEN dye for WSF? [message #59257 is a reply to message #59251 ] Thu, 27 December 2012 03:22 UTC Go to previous message
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It all depends on the friction involved and the paint you use. Thinned down acrylic paint will get in the holes of the material (not in the particles as dye does), it can reach 0.7 deep in some cases; and some of them are very flexible, like rubber, once dry. Those with polyurethane, or PU varnish after the paint, end being really tough. No photos, but 2 parts rubbed against each other only gives them a glossy look. Can the white appear? Yes, it did after sanding hard with sand paper for a while.

 
   
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