Thursday, May 5, 2011

Titan once again: 3rd time coming

This will be the 3rd titan I have worked on. Compared to a lot of resin mecha kits out there, FW titans are a walk in the park to build. Fairly easy to paint due to the large size. I can do most primary colors with the airbrush without any masking whatsoever (Ethrion can testify)

So whats hard about building resin kits? Cleaning them is the worst bit. I basically dumped all the parts into a plastic bucket, filled it half up with water so that all parts are covered, then I applied a very generous amount of extra strong/extra concentrated detergent, add boiling water to the mix and let it sit overnight. The next day, you scrub vigorously with brush to get all the crevices free of mold release agent. I cannot stress how important it is to clean your model. This step will go a long way with painted applied on top. As resin does not adhere to anything, it is vital that the surface is as clean as can be so that a layer of resin primer can be sprayed on top.

As you can see in the bottom pic, the component on the right is very shiny compared to the left. That is mold release agent. Resin when clean should be in a matte finish. That is the kind of surface you want before anything else is done to the model.

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