Our Resin kits require a certain amount of finishing work before they are ready to paint (if not already painted by ourselves). The instructions below are intended as a basic guide for those new to resin kit building.
• First remove all excess resin from the piece using a Dremel tool, we use this method ourselves in our pre-paint workshop and found it is the best. Any small bubble holes etc. should be filled with Miliput and left to harden.
• Next the kit will need to be sanded down to create a smooth surface using sand paper and/or wet and dry. There will be a small amount of lean-to/warping on some kits. This is normal, as most props were made not to be ‘perfect’.
• The kit should then be washed in a solution of normal washing up liquid to remove any excess dust and residue which is created during the pouring process. Make sure the model is completely dry before starting the next step.
• The kit should be thoroughly dried before applying and primer, this is very important as the paint will not adhere to the model. We recommend using acrylic/water based model paint.
• To assemble multi-part kits super glue works very well.
• Once the kit is ready to paint it should be primed, any spray primer will work well. Use several (3-5) very fine coats to avoid runs. Allow about 15 minutes between coats. A neat trick is to use a hairdryer to shorten the time between coats.
• Once painting is complete, the kit should be sealed. You can use a gloss or mat varnish.
• Your kit is now complete and ready to use, most importantly enjoy it. Thank you from the team at Scifi-Models.comPlease click here to download our PDF detailing how to complete your model kit. Thanks.
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