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Photo etching methods

Postby eckloss » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:17 pm

im going to assume that photo etching methods have changed a bit sincei last did it 6 or 7 years ago.

what methods and materials are you all using now?
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Postby raalst » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:42 am

maybe check out a few static modelling sites, like http://www.modelshipwrights.com how those people make their own PE.
PE is much more common in 1/350 scale shipbuilding and suchlike.
I have no own experience with PE.

for etching tools you also might want to check out the electronics
DIY sites and shops. But I'm sure you knew that already.
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Postby JWLaRue » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:06 pm

...an even better answer:

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/fh_pe.htm

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Postby RickNelson » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:21 pm

Micro-Marc offers a PE kit. I purchased it some time ago but have not tried it out yet.
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Postby ManOwaR » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:26 pm

That micro-mark set is a good way to learn, but if you are wanting to do a sheet of any size, that kit will limit you. Try something from Mg chemical. I don't think you end up paying anymore in the long run either. They post a pdf app guide on there too. A very easy process once you get the hang of it.

http://www.mgchemicals.com/products/prototype.html

Hope this helps,
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Postby RickNelson » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:57 pm

Thanks Joel for the recommendation. When I get involved in the PE effort again I'll take your advise.
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