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Author Topic: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco  (Read 833 times)

Offline Kingbob

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2019, 11:09:28 pm »
How hard can it be to paint "U.S.S."????? Except of course when its only about 5mm tall! Far out.

Gonna have to order some decal transfer film for printing I think, do it that way.
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Offline Kingbob

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2019, 08:28:02 am »
It is remarkably difficult to take a pic of a ship that is shaded in light grey, medium grey, dark grey, neutral grey, german grey, sky grey, ijn grey, nato black, rubschwarz, tire black, oil black, and who knows how many variations thereof...

I painted over the SULACO logo, it was too big, and i couldnt do the "USS" part small and neat enough. So i've ordered some printer decal sheet so i can print it and do it as a decal. Once thats on and ive blended it in, i think it'll be finished. Then i'll try and get some good photos under good light. In the meantime, these are pretty close, though dont quite show the shading as well as they should.






Offline jwood314

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2019, 09:17:56 pm »
LOVE IT!

Offline Kingbob

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2019, 04:59:32 am »
FFS, i got some clear decal paper for inkjet printers, the kind from Bare-Metal, scaled and printed the ships name, printed fine.
Sprayed on a fixative lacquer as they suggest, all good. Once dry i put it in water to soften the decal... and as i lift it out the ink just falls off!

They do suggest using Microscale Liquid Decal Film specifically, but other articles online say any clear lacquer will do. Guess not!

Offline jwood314

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2019, 09:55:53 pm »
I think I used lacquer clear coat, usually 3 light coats before dunking them in water, I have been able to use them off of an ink jet in the past.  I think I used the Testers paper.

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James

Offline Kingbob

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2019, 10:35:40 pm »
I couldnt find the Liquid Decal Film locally, but i did find Testors Decal Bonder Spray, which is supposedly the same thing. About to try it.

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2019, 11:00:35 pm »
The testors decal bonder spray seems to have worked. The decal film is a bit thick though, and i still need to put some decal setting solution on it, then do some spraying to make it more matte, and tone down the black a bit.

Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2019, 07:47:25 am »
This looks awesome, Your Majesty!

I tried the testers bonding spray and it ate my decals. Happy to read your's worked well.

When you write about the film being a bit thick, do you mean the decal film? I ordered some clear decal sheets here and found they were excellent for achieving a painted on look.

Just a thought!

Keep going as this is an awesome build.

Steve
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