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Making it less translucent [message #54648] Sun, 30 September 2012 02:35 UTC Go to next message
avatar milosp  is currently offline milosp
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I have a head model printed in white detail material but since it is 1mm thick. I am thinking painting it inside with either white acrylic paint or with black printer refill ink . What do you think would be better solution in this case?

http://www.shapeways.com/model/694341/jim.html

You can almost see my finger inside.

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Re: Making it less translucent [message #54736 is a reply to message #54648 ] Tue, 02 October 2012 12:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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I moved you to post processing as you have a good question, and the people here will be better able to help you out as they have experimented with painting for numerous reasons.


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Re: Making it less translucent [message #54765 is a reply to message #54648 ] Tue, 02 October 2012 20:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar dapeetree  is currently offline dapeetree
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White paint or primer on the interior is the way to go. Printer ink is not opaque and I worry that if you use black you'll also end up darkening the appearance from the outside.

Good luck!
Re: Making it less translucent [message #54811 is a reply to message #54765 ] Wed, 03 October 2012 17:11 UTC Go to previous message
avatar milosp  is currently offline milosp
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Thanks! I painted inside with white acrylic paint and it does look better. It got a yellowish hue even though paint was white, but it is still a bit better. Wink

 
   
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