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Author Topic: First Resin Gundam Build  (Read 3903 times)

Evoboi06

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First Resin Gundam Build
« on: April 05, 2012, 01:29:45 PM »

I recently got my hands on a resin Gundam. However being new to Gundam building. There is a couple of questions that the experience gunpla might be able to point me in the right step.

1. After cutting  and sanding down the Flash/Nub, Do I glue the parts together and then putty the separation line?
2. What is the best way to clean the parts degreaser (which brand) or dishwasher detergent?

(I have done a search and couldn't find the answer  :) )




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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 02:13:40 PM »

Whenever I've used resin kits in the past, I've found the easiest way to clean them (depending on the type of resin) is dishwashing liquid. Failing that, put a bit of acetone on a cotton bud and wipe over the surface (don't rub), though this struggles to get into the gaps and things a bit more.
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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 05:11:42 PM »

Which kit are you working on? If we know what the kit is, we can help you better.

Some kits are made so that joins work in with joints of the kit such as the shoulder or hips. Depending on the size of the kit, pinning may be required to strengthen joints - resin is much heavier than plastic and sometimes glue just doesn't hold it together strong enough.

Cleaning resin is easy. A couple of drops of dish detergent in luke warm water (not hot), an old toothbrush and a little scrubbing will work. Once clean, let the pieces air dry before priming and painting.
When gluing, use an epoxy like Aryldite or a liquid like Loctite 401 (my favourite for resin gluing).

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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 06:12:17 PM »

maybe this will show you what I normally do with the resin kit.
basically you connect two parts using the pin in between.

about how to do this please try google ^ ^



and here's another shot of resin conversion which uses the injection plastic kit as the base.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2012, 03:14:11 PM by dj898 »
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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 06:33:05 PM »

My tutorial on pinning resin : http://www.ghostofzeon.com/diy/building/pinning_resin.html

Ultimately, the larger the pieces, the thicker the pins (brass rod) and possibly multiple pins are used. Very small pieces only require some glue.

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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 01:07:11 PM »

Hi Thanks for the quick response. Couldn't reponse earlier as taking care of my 10 month baby

First the kit that i'm trying to build is Formula 90 (F-90) It use the wing zero ver ka as the frame. Pic below



Also do I glue this part together then sand and then paint?






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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 10:57:05 PM »

I am going to say yes and yes
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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 10:00:30 AM »

Thanks Hemish for the response.

Now if my baby will stop teething so I can build this  ;D

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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 10:21:38 AM »

Bonjela + panadol = Gunpla time ;)

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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 03:14:05 PM »

Bonjela + rum = gunpla time :)
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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 11:36:21 AM »

So here is the first inner frame leg

Do I join this 3 part together and then prime and paint?



I be using Mr Surfacer 1000 and Mr Colour for painting
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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 11:47:42 AM »

Yes, yes and yes but after you have 'washed' and sanded all the parts.
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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 03:43:55 PM »

I don't want to be rude but how much modelling experience do you really have  ??? You seem to be asking basically the same question over and over again. Assembling resin kits is no different to plastic kits. The processes are the same it's just the materials that are different  :)

This is also useful to get some peace and quite  ;)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 03:45:58 PM by thegunny »
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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 09:59:22 AM »

I used to snap fit a couple but that was a loooong time ago. I have forgotten all the basic about building gundam models.

Apologies for the silly question. I like to ask them all at once so I don't need to ask them again  ;D

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Re: First Resin Gundam Build
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 03:17:54 PM »

also as the resin kit is more painting intensive you might want to find out what methods out there to make it easy for painting/masking/etc. there are method in which one use the tiny magnet to bond two parts after completion or joint modification to click-in assembly since the resin kits tend to have less mobility compared to injection kits...

for me I have no problem with those questions.
I remember how I felt first time I tackled the resin kits - old hand down kit with missing instruction sheet. @__@
« Last Edit: April 10, 2012, 03:19:46 PM by dj898 »
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