Spray paint effect with Uni Posca markers

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by ibec, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. ibec
    ibec New Member
    Since I discovered Uni Posca markers while custom finishing a Kidrobot DIY Munny, I use them whenever I can. They give vibrant colors to almost any object. So when the next Alumide jacuzzi model arrived, I gave it a Uni Posca finishing. I've also used it on WSF, which works great as well.

    Here's a link to the original model: http://bit.ly/swjacuzzi2

    By the way, I order the markers straight from Japan via eBay. Here's a reliable and fast supplier: http://bit.ly/uniposca

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  2. ibec
    ibec New Member
    And this is my "Avatar" Munny :)

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  3. rawkstar320
    rawkstar320 New Member
    have you tried these markers on other materials? like White Detail?
     
  4. Schorhr
    Schorhr New Member
    Real neat!
    Could you post a close up / macro of the painted material (wsf)?
    Are there metalic colors available, too?
     
  5. ibec
    ibec New Member
    So far, I worked with the WSF, Robust and Alumide materials. The ones that are porous - like WSF and Alumide - give the best and fastest results when working with these markers. This will probably apply to the Detail material as well.

    The kids did some Uni Posca finishing on the models below. The Christmas ball is WSF and the other two are Robust. WSF looks good after a single finish, whereas the Robust material needs multiple layers for good coverage. The third picture is a close up of the Alumide jacuzzi. And yes, metalic colors exist as well, they have a kind of Alumide look. Plus, you can always give it an additional lacquer finish.

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  6. ibec
    ibec New Member
    The kids keep using these markers on the printed models. I should ask the SW staff to open an extra "post production" department ;)

    http://bit.ly/heartheadmini

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2010
  7. rawkstar320
    rawkstar320 New Member
    So, I was too impatient to order those paint markers...

    So I used a highlighter.

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    http://www.shapeways.com/model/86170/iphone_movie_stand.html

    it actually worked pretty good. I just "painted" my other iPhone stand with a blue highlighter and that worked pretty well. To get the black, I used a fountain pen. If you use an ink that is super thin like fountain ink, go really really easy on it. It really wanted to bleed everywhere.
     
  8. madox
    madox New Member
    Wow great tip. I'll need to get my hands on some to try.

    (Found a lot cheaper from other sellers on eBay...going to buy a set now...)
     
  9. gibell
    gibell Well-Known Member
    If you live in the USA, I found a source where you can buy individual markers. Maybe not cheaper, but good if you just want to try out a few colors. I ordered some this week and they came in only 2 days with $2.50 shipping!

    http://www.durablesupply.com/pospainmar.html
     
  10. madox
    madox New Member
    Officeworks in Australia sells them individually too. 8mm for $5.99 AUD, going to get one first.