Healing Potion

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  • kadeton

    For the liquid solution, could you add a surfactant to reduce the surface tension? I imagine detergent would work to some extent, but I’m not sure whether it would be enough.

  • Angus

    You might try adding some tension breaker on the next one might help get the liquid in to the bottle.

    • You know I think I might give it a second go. Think I’ll have a look-see on eBay. Any recommendation on product to use?

      I did find water hand too much surface tension, but I guess some chemicals would have better flow.

    • You know I think I might give it a second go. Think I’ll have a look-see on eBay. Any recommendation on product to use?

      I did find water hand too much surface tension, but I guess some chemicals would have better flow.

  • Alternative might be the tip of a glass papette? You could suck up a small amount of liquid. Then seal the bottom before cutting away the papette and adding a stopper.

  • Alternative might be the tip of a glass papette? You could suck up a small amount of liquid. Then seal the bottom before cutting away the papette and adding a stopper.

  • Neldoreth of An Hour of Wolves

    Just a note on glass and super glue: super glue isn’t rated to fix glass to anything, so you might need to use a different, glass-specific adhesive if you do decide to use glue after all. Cool idea though, very cool.

    n.

    • Cheers. I wasn’t sure about its sticking potential, but I wanted to avoid super glue because of the white discolouration when it hardens.

      I’m thinking a tiny dab of Araldite bit be the best choice.

  • Yeah part of what makes water so amazing from a chemistry standpoint is that it has more surface tension than it logically should. I know that doesn’t sound amazing to some people but I find it interesting >.> my point is, in order to get away from the stick you have to use something that is NOT water based (detergent, for example, is still water based). Alcohol might be a good solution, it has considerably less surface tension than water but if you want to use something more exotic go for ether.

    • I certainly find that interesting. I feel some internet research coming on.

  • faolan_conall

    Miniature LED bulb covers work well, so does simply drilling out a small hole from clear plastic stock, then using tension reduced ink flowing down a needle into it – I used this technique years ago on the pole mounted light on a Tamiya 1/35 scale riverine boat.

    • That sounds cool, got any pics?

      • faolan_conall

        Sadly no, that was the better part of a decade and two continents ago.  Maybe a little longer, even.

  • Big Poppa Bear

    Have you tried using Flow improver or touch of fairy liquid that will kill the water tension.
    Love all your work
    Keep it up!

    • Not yet. My impression is that adding something to paint or ink won’t be enough. But I’ll have a play around when I get around to buying a second jar.

  • Erich1234562002

    I cant wait to see your version of Fabius please let me know first if after making him you deside to sell him =) 
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