How to make your 3D bases spotless!

Hi everyone!

Today we’ll be speaking about the issues of seeing some small bubbles in the 3D Bases.
The appearance of small bubbles is something difficult to prevent altogether during production, due to the nature of the material, and it not being cast in a vacuum.
However, there is an easy way to fix those small bubbles, for the backers worried about such issues.

For this article, we took one of the bases which was rejected after production, since it had too many mistakes.
As you can see on the image, indeed, we would never have sent such a base to you.

But since we like “mission impossibles” we will work on this one, to show that even here, a lot can be done,

The procedure is very very simple. You will need an elastic sealant. We did use here a white elastic sealant from Saratoga, but any brand or similar sealants, of course, will do the job.
What is important is take a sealant that can be paintable as to allow, of course, painting once the job is done.

To avoid getting my index dirty I am using a latex glove.
Once my finger is protected, I am taking some small quantities of sealant and with the index I put it on the imperfection/bubble, covering it fully.
To “repair” this base, all it took was 20 minutes of work.

Once this is done, you need to let the sealant dry up (in this case, 45 minutes), and you’re ready to give the base its first primer.
To do this, we used an acrylic black spray can (which is perfect for the sealant).

Here I show you the difference “before/after”, by putting only the spray on half the base.
As you can see, the result is excellent.

Once the spray is put, I assure you won’t notice any difference between this base, which was supposed to be thrown away, from one perfectly cast.

Of course, you won’t have to deal with such a damaged base, but maybe with some token few small bubbles. So it will be way quicker to reach the same great result.
The spray has also a great advantage, having done the job of a primer. You just now need to paint, and it’s done!

In the next article, you will see how to paint and finish this base.

We can say with pride to have saved a 3D Base from waste, giving it new life. Who want to adopt this little 3D Base ? 🙂

Until next, Lorenzo & David

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