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Resin Kits; Query on use of resin kits
Topic Started: May 7 2017, 10:24 PM (903 Views)
tomo

Hi Guys,

I have been building up my 1/72 fleet of Irish Aer Corps models - 12 at the moment.

I was down in Newbridge buying a Westland Lysander 1/72 and noticed that they have a number of resin kits for other IAC models. I have reasonable experience with plastic, but have never tried resin.

Any advice or comments would be welcome.

Regards to all.
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Not an expert but I know you DONT breathe in the dust .Very unhealthy .I sanded hardened liquid resin once and obviously breathed in some of dust and it felt like having a bad chesty cough /asthma for about 6 months !Having said that with a minimum of precautions, patience ( lots of tidying up ,test fitting etc and superglue they might work out ok
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I suggest using Superglue Gel, Loctight I think, as it allows 5 or 10 seconds to move bits into exact position before they stick. Ordinary Super Glue sticks instantly with resin
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Hi Tomo,

12 Air Corps models? Look forward to some pictures of those!

I don't know about resin builds but would definitely endorse John's comment about resin dust - NOT for inhaling and bad stuff.

Cheers,
Dermot
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Often resin parts come with inconvenient pour plugs attached so you will need a razor saw to cut these away and some fine grade sandpaper to clean up. To minimize the dust hazard continuously dip the resin parts in water- this way the dust will clump together and fall away when you dip the part in water. The same goes for sanding.
Don't be tempted to snap the resin parts away from their plug as resin is very brittle and may shatter
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tomo

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your info on resin kits - might stay with the plastic for a while.

I'm not sure how to upload photos! If you can let me know I will do my best.

At the moment I have a Martinside Buzzer, an Avro, Gladiator, Anson, Hudson, Hurricane, Spitfire, Vampire,and Fuega done - but the bi-planes need stays.,

Lysander and Alouette in stash.

Thanks again for all the advice.

Tomo :>
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This thread here might help you with posting pics Tomo, let us know if you can't get it working...
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