paint white detail/transparent detail

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by KIZZU, May 30, 2012.

  1. KIZZU
    KIZZU New Member
    hi there!
    can give me anybody an idea how to paint my modells?
    what color makes sense? spray, paint,...???
    it should be waterresistant and easy to process....
  2. pfeifferstylez
    pfeifferstylez New Member
    Step 1:
    Use an old toothbrush (or somethink like that) and lukewarm water with a little bit dish liquid to clean the model.
    The support material for the "Detail" materials is some kind of wax. The color won't adhere if the surface isn't clean.

    Setp 2:
    For Shapeways "Detail" materials, use a primer.

    spray vs. paint
    Well, that depends on the model's size, and the kind of paintjob.
    I prefer an application by brush, but for bigger one-color-paintjobs a spray makes sense.

    I use waterbased acrylic colors.
    Cheap, non-toxic, easy to handle...
    Just give the model an additional coat of clear varnish after you paint it.

    Other people (mostly railroad modelers) use enamel colors with great success.

    I have even seen one guy who used a lacquer spray paint which was intended for cars.

    Last edited: May 30, 2012
  3. KIZZU
    KIZZU New Member
    hi pfeiffer stylez...thanks a lot!!! i ll try on it...
  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Have a dig through this sub-forum & use the search facility - soaking the model in a mild solution of Sodium Hydroxide for 10 mins, then brushing with a soft paint brush off under running water will remove the support material (uncured print material), repeat as many times as necessary for a clean transparent or white detail model.

    Haven't a clue what paints are good but the method above will get the model totally clean.

    Last edited: May 30, 2012