Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Forge World Hellhound (40K)
I knew I had a problem the minute the primer hit the model. The resin pieces weren't taking it, and primer just sat there on the model. Eventually it dried, but unevenly, so I hit it again and when that dried, got something satisfactory, but still kind of rough. I painted the base coat without a problem, put on my bluetack, and painted the two coats of red. However, when I removed the blue tack, it pulled all the paint off the resin areas, down to bare resin.
Resin is tough to work on, but I got lazy and neglected to wash these pieces. Patient re-painting of the pulled up resin areas with base coats and secondary coats eventually got the vehicle completed. Hopefully a few coats of varnish will keep everything in place permanently.
Posted by Gary Ray at Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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I always wash resin parts whenever I have to deal with them. Some people say you don't have to, but I'd rather do it and not worry about it later.ReplyDelete
For the price you pay for a "premium" resin product from Forge World, you'd think the parts would already have been rinsed (and inspected for deformity, etc.).ReplyDelete
I've never worked with resin, but I've heard before that you have to wash it.ReplyDelete
Of course, it's recommended that you wash everything before painting, but the chemical residue found on resin is supposedly extra detrimental to paint adhesion if it isn't washed off before priming.
Yes, let me be the poster boy for this: always wash your resin.ReplyDelete
There's also a Japanese resin primer you can buy if you do a lot of work with the stuff (gods help you).
Aren't Battlefront tanks and vehicles made of resin? I've never had the odd problems Gary has mentioned with this resin kits from Forge World. It's brittle, sure, but nothing too bad.ReplyDelete
Doh, you're right, BF uses a lot of resin, so I have worked with it. I've just never worked with the larger resin kits like what Forge World uses.ReplyDelete
I have had some minor problems with it in the past, but nothing as bad as Gary mentions. Then again, I usually wash them before painting, if only to remove any resin dust leftover from grinding away imperfections.
I seem to recall that there are different kinds of resin. I wonder if the stuff that BF uses is the same as the stuff that Forge World uses?
Battlefront resin and Forge World resin seem different. Forge World resin is light colored with a slick surface without the usual dust or brittleness you find with Battlefront.ReplyDelete
Thought I'd mention that the latest edition of the 40K Radio podcast has a segment on working with resin. I'm in the middle of the segment now, but so far it has had some good tips.ReplyDelete