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


  1. This is going to be a great project to follow. I can't beleive you have no comments yet! We need to find you some more readers. I think what you are doing so far is awesome. I'd not worry too much about getting every tiny pin hole. A chaos titan especially would be likely to lack proper maintenance and might look even better a little pitted and worn. Just my two cents there!

  2. Thanks man! :)

    I never thought of it that way, it actually makes sense, oh well, too late now. :p

  3. I am so jealous. I want a Reaver so badly.

    I agree with The Inner Geek. Leave those pin holes alone. :)

  4. Glad I came across your blog. Looking forward to watching your progress.

  5. this brings a tear to my eye... ;)

    reminds me of when I did my warhound, but good god you've loads of bits!!