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Re: paints - subvert the paradigm

From: Tom Anderson <thomas.anderson@u...>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 18:19:08 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: paints - subvert the paradigm

On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Henrix wrote:

> Tom Anderson wrote:
> > standard paints are acrylics, right? i don't know how much they cost
> > days (i'm still using a set of evil empire colours i bought 5 years
> > but you can also get acrylics intended for artists (they're like
> > easier-to-use oil paints).
> You have to water it down a little , which can be a little tricky
before you
> get the hang of it. Too much water and it won't cover, too little and
it will
> cover details. Don't worry, though, you've got lots of paint to
practice with
> :-)

cool. i'll give up on painting that damned flower and start doing my
escort cruisers.

> > Boots has a line of cosmetics etc called '17'; one of the things in
it is
> > a nail varnish for clubbing, which as far as i can tell is clear but
> > fluorescent - it glows white under UV. like most nail varnishes,
> > suspended in some volatile organic solvent (propanone or
> > possibly), which might make it a pain to use on painted or glued
> Unless you want to clean all paint of them (and melt any plastic
parts), which
> probably is what it would do. Organic solvents is the thing to use to
> your old minis.

curses. might it be possible to varnish the painted mini first? of
this depends on having some sort of varnish which doesn't dissolve in
organic solvents, which seems unlikely. oh well.


ps aha! - what if you could transfer the fluorophore from the organic
solvent to an aqueous solvent? you could mix the nail varnish with water
and then warm it: the volatile organic would be driven off, leaving the
fluorophore in aqueous solution ... WAHAHAHAHA!

pps okay, so it can't be done.

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