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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-11, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I've found these mini's from a range called smog 1888 that look amazing and was planning to buy a few to paint. Is there anything special I should know about painting resin figures? Or will basic techniques work.

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One thing to do with resin models is to soak them in warm soapy water and scrub them with a small brush like a toothbrush. Then once dry you can spray them with your primer and then paint away. If you don't scrub them the paint can peel off the model or just not stick on.

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Couple points to note. Warm not Hot water. Hot water will melt the resin. Get a soft bristle toothbrush, do not use anything to harsh because it will marr the resin. You HAVE too primer the model or the paint will bead up on it. Only other thing isyou might have to fill some air bubbles with some greenstuff and maybe a bit of sanding (wear a dust mask, resin powder will give you a horrid sore throat).

Hardest part about resin in prep, once its done it is like painting a plastic model.
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Oh another note about SMOG and smartmax model, they are superbly detailed and the quality is really good but just be very very careful, as resin is already very brittle stuff but the models themselves are very delicate too.
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Also If there is any flash like you get on FW stuff be careful when you cut it as it can sometimes snap off and damage the model and details leaving you with a big hole which is a pain to fill.
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