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So my gf got me a forge world product for our anniversary, and I've never worked with resin before. Can anyone tell me what glue I should use? And does the GW paint work on these? What's the best way to cut them from the sprue?

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First up superglue is the glue to use. Pin and superglue. Prep wise put the minis in a bath of simple green overnight to clear off the mold release agent from them otherwise the paint will have a devil of time sticking to the minis. Let them soak in Simple Green and then scrub them with a toothbrush and slightly warm soapy water. You can just do it with just the water but I found on some Terminators I bought from them that just that isn't enough sometimes, hence the Simple Green. To cut them from the sprue just use a normal hobby knife or clippers. If you are going to file any of it try not to breath the dust in, it's nasty. Other than that just base coat as normal and away you go.
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What is simple green and where do I find it? Also, is a lack of instructions normal?

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Lack of instructions is completely normal, what kit did you get?

Simple Green (or awesome green magic juice as I like to call it) http://simplegreen.com/products/all-purpose-cleaner/

Not sure where you can get it in the US, I assume Walmart or some other super market, I'm sure one of the US members will be able to tell you where.
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You can get gallon jugs of it at Lowes/ Home Depot.

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You can get gallon jugs of it at Lowes/ Home Depot.
They also have it at Kroger's, Wal Mart, Autozone (as it was originally an engine degreaser), Menard's, Publix, Target... seriously, stuff's everywhere. There are about ten different formulas out these days-- you want the original, non-diluted stuff.

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They also have it at Kroger's, Wal Mart, Autozone (as it was originally an engine degreaser), Menard's, Publix, Target... seriously, stuff's everywhere. There are about ten different formulas out these days-- you want the original, non-diluted stuff.
Nondiluted works best, However the other stuff will work in a pinch as well.

Military uses it all the time as any service member on here knows. Any supermarket in your local area should have it for sure.

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Cool. Thanks everyone. I got the Castellax Battle-Automata with multi-melta. It and the Imperator titan I'm eventually going to get around to building will be the start of my mechanicum army. Hopefully I can do the Castellax justice when I eventually paint it.

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Cool. Thanks everyone. I got the Castellax Battle-Automata with multi-melta. It and the Imperator titan I'm eventually going to get around to building will be the start of my mechanicum army. Hopefully I can do the Castellax justice when I eventually paint it.
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I have taken up half the kitchen to do this haha. I have 3 bowls. 1 large one for the bit parts, a smaller one and a rinse bowl. The first 2 are warm water with a little but of washing up liquid.



Then get an old toothbrush and just soak the parts in the mixture and then scrub and rinse then leave on a tea towel or kithen roll to dry.



All clean and back in the bags



Im going to keep a time log for this thread so you know how long its taking on each bit etc. I might keep a tea log too see how many i got through haha.

Time for cleaning : 1 hour 30 mins

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I assembled and painted a reaver titan a while back and it took me forever lol. I use vallegio and Gw paints on the resin. The main thing is to clean it properly and then the paint will stick. If you have any residue left it will effect the paint and glue. As for sticking I used araldite, lactate superglue and I pinned the models as well for extra stability.
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