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tjkopena18 May 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

A quick walkthrough for newcomers to painting 3D printed parts showing that it's basically the same as painting normal plastic minis:


thehawk18 May 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Not exactly true. Maybe for certain types of filament but there are many different materials used in 3D printing. For example some materials are porous, others dissolve in certain types of alcohol.


tjkopena18 May 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

That's not incorrect, but I don't think they're huge concerns for the typical miniatures painter just starting with painting their first 3D prints for which this is written. Even for the WSF you linked to my impression is the porosity isn't a factor after priming, though it should be washed. Also seems like using both alcohol-based paints and using an alcohol reactive filament for primary rather than supporting structure is a distinctly uncommon combination.

That said, it is a good point and I added a note of caution at the top of the post. Thanks!

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