Quick Hint #67

As much as I like using laser cut MDF scenery, there are times when the blackened cut edge just doesn’t look right for your model. The problem with this is that the laser seals the edge where it cuts, preventing it from absorbing paint in the same way as the uncut surface.

Luckily for us this layer of burning is only very thin and is easily removed with a piece of sandpaper. The model can then be painted uniformly to the colour of your choosing.

MDF sanding comparison
Sanded vs Unsanded

About Jarec

Long term Wargamer and dice hugger. My preferences tend towards Fantasy and Sci-Fi but I have a strong interest in the WWII and Vietnam gaming eras.
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One Response to Quick Hint #67

  1. Barks says:

    Thanks for the tip; I hadn’t appreciated the difference in absorbent qualities as well as discolouration.

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