Proof of concept...

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  1. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

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    I am trying to figure out a good proof of concept for showing off stuff I have created which is basically liquid plastic.
    The cool thing about it is (literally and figuratively) I combine the components to make the stuff and there is no thermal reactions and no need to apply heat to combine the materials.
    I have a paper stormtrooper helmet that I had created and used a spray bottle and sprayed it on, and it hardened into plastic, with a few coats it could be hard to tell paper from real molded plastic.
    First problem I found is the spray bottle cannot give an even coating over the surface, I think I have a solution for that problem.
    But now is this problem, what should I build to create a good proof of concept?
    Suggestions or ideas??
  2. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    How about spray-painting techniques? That will give you a smoother surface.
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    If you say what your spraying and using to spray, you will get some good advice of how to make it spray and leave a smoother coat. :)
  4. Vortex_4200

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    The idea I have for spraying is a pump spray bottle, I figure that will give me the smooth even coat that I am looking for, but any suggestions for WHAT to build for my proof of concept, I have been entertaining the idea of the batman armor, you have to admit it is very cool :)
    Just not sure where to go next with the idea(s)
  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Ah, I think we missed the point a bit :) As a Star Wars fan I would say Vader's helmet :)
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You say you've "created", are you a chemist, or is something you concocted that works. If it is the latter, usually a thinning agent will give you a better finish, it just might take more time, or a little heat, like an incandescent light bulb, to speed it along. This thread needs some pics though. IMHO :)
  7. spaceagent-9

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    I would build something that would have lots of curves and seams, but will look good after your plastic skin is applied. I would suggest something simple and small, any of my models would work, jleslies saucer, maybe a cannon printer site animal or dinosaur, I cant remember the author, but a small Gort and klatu saucer would look really good smooth.
  8. zathros

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    Still needs pics! :Coffee:
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    test001.jpg Here was the first test that I did with the use of the spray bottle, the blue color I added to show how even the (or lack there of) the spray was, I have been thinking of spraying a few more coats on to see if I can even it out, and no I am not a chemist, I just like playing with ideas and concepts and then try to create them if I can, that is what really got me into papermodels in the first place...
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  10. Vortex_4200

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    P.S. anyone know of a thread or place I could find on stormtrooper measurments?
  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You could always sand before building. When you have enough coatings, primer before you sand, and you will see the high spots. :)

    ps. Nice looking helmet.
  12. Bill Nelson

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    if you could figure out a way to clean it, an airbrush might give you more control, and an a more even coat.
  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I have to agree with Bill, he's right. Airbrushing is the way to go. You get constant even coat. Much more controllable. :)