Experiences with painting "Frosted Detail" materials

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by afrodri, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. afrodri
    afrodri New Member
    Here is a quick experiment I did with a model printed in "Frosted Detail" – i.e. not "Frosted Ultra Detail"


    Here is the process I used:

    1. I soaked it in hot water and dish soap (Palmolive Original brand) for about 10 minutes.
    2. Gave it a light scrubbing with a toothbrush
    3. Dried it with a paper towel and let it air dry for a few minutes
    4. Gave it a light coat of grey primer (Testors light grey I believe) – I only used a light single coat, I probably would have given it a second coat, but wanted to see how it took paint.
    5. Let the primer dry for a couple minutes
    6. Dabbed on some paint (Vallejo 'Gory Red') (again, single coat, would have worked better with another coat or a backing coat of white)

    I took the photo minutes after that, so the paint is still wet. Still, it did seem to adhere pretty well. The "feel" was right, and I think it would shape up nicely if I had taken my time. :)
  2. RalphVdB
    RalphVdB Well-Known Member CS Team
    Hi Afrodri,

    thank you so much for sharing this with us!