Re: Ohmygod - Baking painted styrene models

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>

With the added benefit that multiple light coats are less likely to hide
detail, too.

Brian Ehni

From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
Reply-To: <STMFC@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 16:49:47 -0600
To: <STMFC@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Ohmygod - Baking painted styrene models

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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