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Glass paint - tinting your Time Rotor.

Started by warmcanofcoke, Mar 30, 2016, 01:32 pm

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warmcanofcoke

Mar 30, 2016, 01:32 pm Last Edit: Mar 30, 2016, 01:34 pm by warmcanofcoke
Has anyone tried glass paint to tint their time rotor before?

saw a tutorial.


Does anyone have experience with this technique? Which is the best Glass Stain?

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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

tony farrell

Steve/Fivefingeredstyre has used something similar but I'm afraid his post on Tardis Builders eludes me at the moment.
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handofomega

Mar 30, 2016, 08:28 pm #2 Last Edit: Mar 30, 2016, 08:29 pm by handofomega
Krylon at one time had a stain glass spray paint that I have had success with on other projects.   I cannot say if it would work with plexi-glass, but it works fantastically on real glass.  ;D

A Google search will turn up the Krylon products.

fivefingeredstyre

I used an airbrush and Tamiya x-25 Clear Green acrylic paint.

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The problem with any clear paint is that it is a little hazy, but once the lights are inside it shouldn't show up too much...

warmcanofcoke

Mar 31, 2016, 01:14 am #4 Last Edit: Mar 31, 2016, 01:43 am by warmcanofcoke
Well....I think I'll buy some innexpensive glass and buy some products and do some tests.

It might make a neat little article. I don't have access to a kiln, and I don't have an airbrush. Time for experiments - FOR SCIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


meathod two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq2xXcGsbSc

It involves cooking the glass in an oven.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

warmcanofcoke

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Mar 30, 2016, 09:14 pm
I used an airbrush and Tamiya x-25 Clear Green acrylic paint.

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The problem with any clear paint is that it is a little hazy, but once the lights are inside it shouldn't show up too much...


Cool!
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

galacticprobe

Mar 31, 2016, 05:44 am #6 Last Edit: Mar 31, 2016, 05:45 am by galacticprobe
Wow. I take it, then, that you're using those 4-inch diameter real glass tube-like things they have in craft stores? (I think I've even seen them in Target.) I know they come in different lengths up to about 2 feet or so. They do have nice thick walls, I'll give them that, but I'd still be afraid of breakage. (If only plastic or acrylic ones were to be found. I even checked Tap Plastics - who sell green tubes - but they seem to have reduced their inventory; they used to have 4-inch diameter tubes - at 6-foot lengths which would have given you all three tubes for the column innards - but now their largest diameter for colored tubes is 2 inches.)

Baking glass in the oven? ??? Not something I'd want to try - or anything the wife would even let me try - but I am sure interested to see how that turns out if you try it.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

I have gone out and purchased a number of transparent glass paints to start some tests.
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I'm going to find some glass and acrylic materials and try out some paints.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.