Shapeways question

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by DocSeth81, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. DocSeth81

    DocSeth81 Well-Known Member

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    has anyone ever tried to spray paint a shapeways printing? I recently paid for a UW Computron and someone made a Shapeways printing of his G1 gun with a 5mm grip, but I want to paint it burgundy and I don't want to spend the money to ruin it and I don't have any extra printings I can experiment with.
     
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    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    I have, quite often, but only with WSF. If I may offer an alternative solution, head over to Walmart and pick up a small bottle of Apple Barrel paint. It's the super cheap stuff that you find in the craft section. Paint it on with a brush in very thin layers. Don't worry if the first, second, third, or even fourth layers don't cover everything up. Unless the handle is loose, I would tape that off and not paint it. Once you have everything painted with the Apple Barrel paint, seal it off with a coat or two of Krylon Matte Clear.

    I did a little angry tutorial here:
     
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    I used to make Justice League Unlimited customs, so I am very familiar with Appel Barrel paint.

    what does WSF Stand for
     
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    White Strong and Flexible. It's the white, slightly grainy plastic that is usually the cheapest option on Shapeways.
     
  5. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Macrodata Refinement - SVR'D Access

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    White strong and flexible
     
  6. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    White Strong & Flexible
     
  7. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Sorry but I can't stand the finish. Also the I get that you can paint it, but the reason I order something in a colored plastic is so I don't have to. Especially stuff that is white to begin with. I got a few shapeway parts from Steamshield; Blades parts and the cartoon Fireflight head the a set of wings, and adding paint on them causes them to lose a lot of the finer detail, especially on the wings.
     
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    I've sprayed FUD material with no issues