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Sealing WSF Dice [message #35731] Mon, 03 October 2011 01:42 UTC Go to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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What would be the best way to seal a die made of WSF so it would be resistant to drink spills? Please note keeping the weighting of the die the same as before is important.


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Re: Sealing WSF Dice [message #35732 is a reply to message #35731 ] Mon, 03 October 2011 02:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Acrylic varnishes, as the one used for pictures or miniatures, sold in small bottles or pots. They are normally white liquid but dry clear, and WSF will drink it. Marabu, Liquitex, Vallejo... those brands.

Of course, if you want fairness, get precision dice or better use a random number generator based in quatum noise. Plain dice sometimes have hidden bubbles, WSF properties vary with orientation.
Re: Sealing WSF Dice [message #35734 is a reply to message #35732 ] Mon, 03 October 2011 02:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The point is to seal dice made at shapeways. I deign them to be as fair as possible. But WSF is porous and people want to know the best way to seal it without lossing the fair aspect.

Buying non shapeways dice is not an option.


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Re: Sealing WSF Dice [message #35911 is a reply to message #35734 ] Wed, 05 October 2011 08:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Two or three thin(!) layers of matt varnish.

For "heavy duty" dice a layer of gloss varnish and one or two layers of matt varnish.

I didn't use Marabu or Liquitex yet, but Vallejo products are fine for WSF prints.
Re: Sealing WSF Dice [message #39214 is a reply to message #35911 ] Thu, 24 November 2011 12:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can i spray an UV-Protective Varnish Spray like this: http://www.canvasi.de/product_info.php/language/en/info/p61_ UV-Schutzlack-SPRAY---600ml.html/XTCsid/ff119f42a66240646ec6 2b16fb5085ed over or under acryl clear varnish?
Re: Sealing WSF Dice [message #39972 is a reply to message #35731 ] Thu, 08 December 2011 17:10 UTC Go to previous message
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I face a slightly different problem regarding 1/144 aircraft, but with possibly the same solution.

I wish to get rid of the rough texture of WSF, whole retaining the printed detail.

I do this by dipping in Feast Watson Weatherproof Polyurethane wood floor sealant. It makes the surface water-repellant.

For the aircraft, a further coating by brush is needed, but it's sealed by the first one.


 
   
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