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Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60314] Wed, 16 January 2013 20:54 UTC Go to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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Hey hey,

I'm making an assumption here with this suggestion.

We know that Alumide is made with a mixture of aluminum particles, and nylon particles. I'm assuming that the nylon are grey in colour. Is that true?

And if so, I can see a nice sparkly light gold material by pairing light buttercup gold nylon particles with aluminum particles.

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Re: Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60315 is a reply to message #60314 ] Wed, 16 January 2013 20:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Long time no see Whystler!

I'll see if I can dig up the composition of Alumide


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Re: Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60316 is a reply to message #60315 ] Wed, 16 January 2013 21:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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Phanx YKW4E

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Re: Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60322 is a reply to message #60316 ] Wed, 16 January 2013 23:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Alumide is PA22 Nylon mixed with Aluminum powder. The nylon is the same as they use for WSF. The gray color comes from the Aluminum.


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Re: Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60326 is a reply to message #60322 ] Thu, 17 January 2013 00:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Darnit ... It would have been an easier solution if alumides nylon particles were died prior...

The properties of WSF are really great for strong models made with little material with a decent cost. The colours options are great for funky fun fashion models. Alumide is nice for it's space grey look with a hint of glitz. But if you want something a little more classic, heading towards a magical vintage, it sure would be nice to have a yellowed version of alumide.

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Re: Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60353 is a reply to message #60326 ] Thu, 17 January 2013 13:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Whystler,

long time no see Smile Good to see you here again!

Regarding your idea, I'll ping the Product team today.
We will have a look.

best,
Pete
Re: Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60355 is a reply to message #60314 ] Thu, 17 January 2013 14:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I kind of want to try this with an Alumide piece now. Closest thing I could find to turning Aluminum colors chemically.


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Re: Material Suggestion: Gold tinted Alumide [message #60360 is a reply to message #60355 ] Thu, 17 January 2013 14:52 UTC Go to previous message
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I fear this will just dissolve the Al and precipitate a brownish-black slurry of copper *everywhere*, but you will not
get it to form any (gold-colored) aluminum bronzes (Cu-Al intermetallics) under these conditions.
Confused

 
   
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