Resin Model Building Guide

Five easy steps to resin model building.

Building resin kit is a bit different from vinyl. It is fairly easy to do just following these steps.

(Please do not mind the dirt in our workshop. Every model will be carefully cleaned before shipping to you.)

Step1: Cleaning

Wash all parts with diluted dish washing liquid or soap to remove dirt and oil. This will help the paint adhere to model much more easy. A tooth brush might also be used.

Step2: Removing glitch and adding detail.

Every resin kit always come with unwanted stuff (see pictures).

Every resin parts have glitches

This can be removed by a metal file, sand paper or a motor drill.

Removing glitches with motor drill.

Parts should look better.

Neat part

You could also try to use a thin tip metal file or a pointy motor drill to add more depth to parts.

Step3: Joining parts

Resin parts can be easily joined by just gluing them together. But it is recommended to enhance the joint by linking parts with a thin metal rod.

In order to brace the joint with rod, you need to drill both linking parts regarding to the length and diameter of the rod. Again, Motor drill is needed here.

Making hole on both linked parts

Metal rod picture

Try not to force your way drilling parts because drill bit may break and stuck inside the hole.

Don't for get to put glue in the hole of both parts before sticking the metal rod. Any superglue should be fine, but the one labeled ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate is better.

Glue the rod

Step4: Filling gap

After two parts are joined, there will be a gap between parts that should be filled.

Gap picture

Filling gap picture

Filling gaps usually use medium strength epoxy. Mixing chemical from tube A and B to make a new compound. Put this compound and wait for a while.

Epoxy resin

Epoxy hardener

If the gap is too large, hard clay should be more prefer to epoxy.

Hard Clay picture

Step5: Painting

First thing first, apply a primer all over your assembled model.

After that, apply a base color.

Next apply a shadow or weathering.

Shadowing

Then plaint color in respective layer.

Paint in layer

Do the detail

Detailing

And finally, apply lacquer if needed.

Lacquering

Finished

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