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Resin figures?
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 02:39 PM UTC
Well I just received in the mail Two resin female kits and I'm going to have a few questions since Ive never built any before.I was just looking to do some thing different.
1)I know from watching you tube videos that your supposed to pin them and that's about it.
2)what kind of filler do you use?

3)help!

i will post pics of the kits within the next few days
JanusAust
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 11:08 PM UTC
Hi Justin

read the threads on Morte figure and Mirei san, here on MG. They will have a lot of pointers.

Pics of the figures will help.

Questions to help your thinking process.

- what are you going to paint with? (airbrush, brush, acrylic, oils, etc)

- what areas will you need to paint ahead of time before assembly (pre production steps)

- how do you intend to display/ base the figures?

Feel free to toss some ideas down, pics of the figures (before you get stuck into assembly)will help.

That way the group here can help with ideas and suggestions.

cheers for now,

Jamie
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 03:05 PM UTC
Yo Justin, looks like you're in for a fun time! Pinning is a must to support the weight, and if they are high quality figures then you shouldn't really need any filler. You haven't mentioned what scale they are, but a lot of the guys I know who build 1/8 and larger kits simply use the cheap Bondo (3M) automotive putty that you can find in a tube at Wal-Mart. I've tried it myself and it is very easy to use.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 03:26 PM UTC
Alright so here is what is going on....These will be little side projects when im not building planes so at any time if anybody has any pointers please feel free to share...
These are the kits and how they arrived in the mail.....

This one is (since I don't speak Chinese)Vicki she is 1/6....

This is Rachael she is 1/8.....

After taking inventory from both kits to make sure everything is there and nothing is broken.Rachael unfortunately has one of her sword sheaths broken
will have to fix later

So from what I have read and watched so far the first thing to do is wash them in dish soap and scrub them lightly with a soft tooth brush.....


They are now air drying and will be put into bins until the next step
JanusAust
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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 10:16 AM UTC
Good start.

Next step would be dry fitting, dry fitting dry fitting.

Adjust as necessary.

I would also think of stages to do them in. Some areas would be best prepainted, then followed by assembly.

Same idea as cockpits in glass nose aircraft.....we all know its too late to do a cockpit when the canopy is glued on......

Good start so far, simple steps.

Cheers

Jamie
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 02:22 PM UTC
So here we are with step #2
I marked out all the spots with flash,air holes,and seam lines on vicki with a marker to see what need sanded and filled...



post more soon
vonHengest
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Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 04:23 PM UTC
Those are cool kits Justin, I'm feeling a bit jealous at the moment
Looking forward to seeing how test fitting goes.
Rattler
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Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 03:53 PM UTC
Justin,

Did you get those off of E2046 or HobbyFan ??

I have the other chick showing off her top... good kit... had alil fit issue but wasn't bad at all.. lil putty and it was all good.

I would highly advise going over to the forum section on E2046 regarding figures of this nature and others.... lot of great folks post their work there.. as well as very helpful and willing to tell you everything needed.

I've gotten alot of advise when dealing with My figures...

just My 2 cents.

Looking forward to seeing these 2 kits come to life.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:41 AM UTC
Thanks I will take a look and they came from evil bay
Rattler
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Posted: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 10:47 AM UTC
evilbay can be alright, but becareful, lot of recasters on there and they do shooty work...most are thia recasts... lot of powder in them to save on the resin... you may pay alil more at E2046 but the quality is awesome... of the 70 or so kit's I've picked up from them.. I've gotten 1 bad kit... which they replaced in a couple weeks with a fresh casting...so the bad kit was a test bed for painting tech.

I've lately been on a huge resin figure kick... lotta guys in the states I've been buying from... like the 2 figures I have over on the figure side came from the same company.. great stuff and nice an big.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 01:12 PM UTC
I have some more of Vicki built but I'm going to post pics in build log in few days
Rattler
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Posted: Sunday, January 02, 2011 - 06:06 PM UTC
good deal Justin, I was wondering how she was coming along..

looking foward to seeing the photos man.