Re: Ohmygod - Baking painted styrene models

Bruce Smith

Ok gang,

I can't take this any more! An incandescent bulb can be just as dangerous as an oven to the plastic. My experience with acrylic
paints is that they dry very rapidly ALL BY THEMSELVES (usually right
inside the %$#@# airbrush <G>). Denny - I'm not sure what the rush
is, but most of my models are ready for the second coat in 15 minutes
or less. If you really want to make that faster, use a hair dryer,
set on low... but again, heat is dangerous!! There is no need for a
"heat cure" with an acrylic paint. If your acrylic painted models
are taking longer to dry, you are most likely using too much paint.
Multiple light coats is the cure.


Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL

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On Dec 6, 2006, at 4:30 PM, <rfederle@...> wrote:

If a model is available of the same material it might be wise to
try this light box with that first. I would hate to ruin a model
after hours of work getting just right.

Might also consider trying a "Greenhouse". A glass baking dish, a
small thermometer and sunlight. Again use a model of the same
material to experiment..

Robert Federle
---- rgspemkt@... wrote:

In a message dated 12/6/2006 1:48:47 P.M. Central Standard Time,
danspach@... writes:

Just how safe is it to bake a painted styrene
model @170ยบ ? I do it all the time with brass
models, but up to now, never anything else.

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