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Hello my friends.
Has anyone here created photoetched?

For example, this template here.

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I need to paint the areas I do not want the acid to corrode. Do I need to do this on both sides?

For example in this image the author did, does he have to put on both sides of the plate?

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Another doubt, to make these reliefs as in the photo, how would you do it?

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On 4/13/2019 at 9:36 PM, Gabriel Leidentz said:

Many thanks rsxse240.

Have you done any at home yet? Have photos?

Unfortunately I have nothing to show.  I have done a LOT of research, but have no PE tools or chemistry

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15 hours ago, robdebie said:

Here's another tutorial:

http://www.ratomodeling.com/articles/pe_home2/

My choice would be to draw the artwork myself, and then outsource the etching to a specialist. One example:

http://www.graingeandhodder.co.uk/

Rob

And another hobbyist-friendly etching company: https://www.ppdltd.com/

I have been etching electronic circuit boards since my teenage years.  Etching model parts is a similar process.

The only photos I have handy now is weather vanes and lighting rods I etched for an N scale (1:160) barn on my friend's model train layout.

I designed the artwork in Corel Draw, then printed it on a transparency.  Then I took a sheet of 0.005" brass, sprayed with a photoresist and a regular lacquer on the other side. Then I exposed the photo resist to UV light through the artwork (mask). Developed the photoresist and put the brass sheet in Ferric Chloride (etching solution).  This is what I ended up with:

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And here they are after being placed on the barn.

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7 hours ago, peteski said:

And another hobbyist-friendly etching company: https://www.ppdltd.com/

I have been etching electronic circuit boards since my teenage years.  Etching model parts is a similar process.

The only photos I have handy now is weather vanes and lighting rods I etched for an N scale (1:160) barn on my friend's model train layout.

I designed the artwork in Corel Draw, then printed it on a transparency.  Then I took a sheet of 0.005" brass, sprayed with a photoresist and a regular lacquer on the other side. Then I exposed the photo resist to UV light through the artwork (mask). Developed the photoresist and put the brass sheet in Ferric Chloride (etching solution).  This is what I ended up with:

Barn04.jpg.7767983456c7aa579d5acf8314a88b60.jpg

 

And here they are after being placed on the barn.

Barn01.jpg.36e48d8bab9d3d39ff52660270584bb0.jpg

 

Barn02.jpg.5638e8d57c2a206c306569d9896af730.jpg

 

Barn03.jpg.ccab9c8abba3bbe95352dfbd963d8769.jpg

Wow, these look great.

What are your thoughts on the MicroMark kit?

It seems cool being a complete kit with everything to get started but I'm unsure.

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14 hours ago, aurfalien said:

Wow, these look great.

What are your thoughts on the MicroMark kit?

It seems cool being a complete kit with everything to get started but I'm unsure.

Thanks!

Since I "roll my own", I haven't really looked at the Micro-Mark kit.  But I think someone on this forum might have posted some info about it in the past.

As for recommendations, if you have access to a laser printer, Pulsar FX Pro makes a good kit. I recommended it to a friend and he had good results with it.  It is geared towards making PC boards, but it should work for etching thin metal too. https://pcbfx.com/

 

Another item I etched from 0.005" Nickel Silver are all the Peterbilt emblems on this wrecker (and used them instead of the kit's decals):

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On 17/04/2019 at 00:52, peteski said:

E outra empresa de gravura amaciadora: https://www.ppdltd.com/

Eu tenho gravado placas eletrônicas desde a minha adolescência. As partes do modelo de gravação são um processo semelhante.

As únicas fotos que eu tenho à mão agora são palhetas e varetas de luz que gravei para um celeiro de escala N (1: 160) no layout do trem do meu amigo.

Eu projetei o trabalho artístico no Corel Draw, depois imprimi em uma transparência. Então peguei uma folha de 0,005 "de latão, pulverizada com uma fotorresistente e uma regular laca do outro lado. Depois expus a foto resistir à luz UV através da obra de arte (máscara). Desenvolvi a fotorresistente e coloquei a chapa de latão no Ferric Chloride (solução de gravura) Foi com isso que acabei:

Barn04.jpg.7767983456c7aa579d5acf8314a88b60.jpg

 

E aqui estão eles depois de serem colocados no celeiro.

Barn01.jpg.36e48d8bab9d3d39ff52660270584bb0.jpg

 

Barn02.jpg.5638e8d57c2a206c306569d9896af730.jpg

 

Barn03.jpg.ccab9c8abba3bbe95352dfbd963d8769.jpg

Perfect!!!!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

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