Thursday, December 3, 2009

Part 3 Wash Thoroughly...

Hi everyone,

So I finally finished cutting/trimming all the flash on the resin pieces. So, next step for me was to clean/wash all the parts.

Bath time for the reaver bits!

For those that don't know, you want to wash the parts to get rid of the release agent that might still be on the pieces, otherwise when you go to paint or primer the model, it will just flake off. I had this happen to me with my Brass Scorpion, luckily I had just started painting it and had not primed all the pieces.

These were a pain to clean, mainly because they were so damn small...

First, I poured some Mr Clean Floor cleaner into the water, dunno how much exactly;about as much as I felt necessary. :)

After that, I let it sit for about 1/2 an hour. Then took a tooth brush and scrubbed the pieces thoroughly. Then rinsed them in warm water, before scrubbing them again with soap, and rinsing them one last time.

Finally, I layed out all the pieces to let them dry.

So, after a night of drying, I had to start patching up all the air bubbles on the pieces, I did this two ways, using green stuff for the bigger holes and super glue for the smaller ones.

This piece was probably the worst as you can see:

After the green stuff finally sets, I'll sand down all of it to make it nice and smooth, once that is done, I can finally start to glue/prime it. :D