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Example of primed WSF or white detail? [message #7023] Fri, 02 October 2009 13:24 UTC Go to next message
avatar chris89  is currently offline chris89
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Hey guys and girls,

The problem i am having with the materials offered at the moment is that they are either White, or Black. Meaning that details are pretty difficult to see. Especially in studio light setups.

I was wondering if anyone could post a picture of either a WSF or White detail printed model with one or two coats of Gray primer on them, preferably not sanded. Just to see if more of the shape and detail will come forward.

Also, how well do the prints fare with spraypaints?

Cheers,

chris
Re: Example of primed WSF or white detail? [message #7037 is a reply to message #7023 ] Sat, 03 October 2009 00:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Im not at work so I can't do this for you atm, but yes, it does exactly as you describe. Details pop out better with light grey because of the shadowing.

I'll get a pic up soon.
Re: Example of primed WSF or white detail? [message #7068 is a reply to message #7023 ] Sun, 04 October 2009 12:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i would appreciate that, cheers Smile
Re: Example of primed WSF or white detail? [message #8276 is a reply to message #7023 ] Sat, 12 December 2009 16:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I went ahead and bought some gray spray primer.
This is with 1 coat.

Here's the results (my apologies for the size of the images):

http://i46.tinypic.com/30c3dic.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/2u970vn.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/6y19q9.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/2h660bt.jpg
Re: Example of primed WSF or white detail? [message #8280 is a reply to message #8276 ] Sat, 12 December 2009 18:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Chris,

you may be aware we also have Blue and Terracotta available.

Also, as you may know, there is also an alumide material available for our printers. This has a grey color, but also is heavier and is cold. It has some properties of Aluminium.

http://www.crdm.co.uk/pdfs/Alumide.pdf

Would that be interesting?

regards,
Peter
Re: Example of primed WSF or white detail? [message #8287 is a reply to message #7023 ] Sat, 12 December 2009 20:49 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi Pete,

I haven't tried the dyed WSF materials yet, but i believe they will make the material more readable, which is great.
Though, especially with bigger models, painting the model yourself is a lot cheaper at the moment.

Alumide is a very interesting material. It looks great and will make WSF a lot more useful straight out of the printer for a lot of applications.
Though i believe it sparkles, or at least has a metallic look to it, which kills details as well.

I've suggested a material to joris called "VeroGray". It's the same as your white and black detail materials but then gray, which shows more detail and more shadows. "VeroBlue" is something you guys tried before and i believe it has kind of the same features, except for the color of course.
These materials seem to be very useful for sculptures since they don't require any post-work to be displayed.

 
   
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