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My first reskin kit, need advice

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by Maglar, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Maglar Member

    Hey guys. So I ordered my first verlinden kit and don't know a dime about resin kits. I know about CA glue but I was really wondering the best way to "remove" these huge chunks attached to the pieces.. don't want to mess up a $20 kit in its beginning stage.

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    the moldblocks can be removed with a saw.


    They are made for the X-acto held. You can also use a jig-saw.
    Don't saw to close at the figure, but 1-2 mm away. Do the rest with a file or sandpaper.

  3. Maglar Member

    Thanks marc.. oh yes a saw, how old school :D
  4. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Oh, one other thing; Resin powder and dust is best not inhaled at all.

    Cut off the blocks outside or where you will get lots of clean air (more then an open window or door.

    When sanding, the best advice I ever received was to use wet & dry sandpaper, used wet, and sand back the seams and mould lines.

    Stops dust getting in your nose, eyes, hair, lungs, and contaminating your work space.

    I started with about 600 grit, then 900, then 1200 for polishing....Higher number means finer sanding.

    And this is where sanding gently and steadily will pay off. Too fast, you may remove more then you want too, and spoil fit of the figure.

    Good luck

  5. vergilius New Member

    a smal wire cutter can be usefull too or a very sharp modelling knife. Just be very carefull 'cause you might break of delicate parts (or cut your fingers)

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