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Member Since: September 28, 2004
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 09:42 PM UTC

Is anyone using a tool to accelerate the rying/hardening process of paint after airbrushing?

If yes, how does it look like and does it make a real difference?
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Queensland, Australia
Member Since: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC
for plastic models I sometimes use a hair dryer when I use oils or enamels and I find it makes a difference, instead when I make white metal figurines I built a small oven using a wooden box of those that give you with some good bottles of wine, covered internally with aluminum tape, an old 60W incandescent bulb fixed inside with a switch on the outside and some holes on the cover for aeration, being careful it is also ok for pieces in resin if there are not too thin parts, when I make figurines I use acrylics only for the base color and then I only use oil paints with almost no thinner and the difference is noticeable, it goes from days to a few hours and the colors dry more matt