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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Uncertain T
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:10 AM

This came resin cast from Glenn Polkington in Australia.....

 And this is the finished item, all I needed to find was clear plastic for the front and rear windows. I also added alloy intakes on top of the engine.............

 

 

Being a resin kit the wheels had to be painted as in the original Monogram plastic kit they were chromed.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:50 AM

Oh well lots of looks but no comments perhaps it's a waste of time putting stuff on here! I'll put the next build somewhere else instead.

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    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:28 AM

How are the resin bodies to work with compared to plastic?  There’s a resin ‘08 t/a firebird concept body I’ve got my eye on, but I have no experience with resin. 

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:09 PM

Well shamoo. The resin is normally hard, dusty when shaped or filed and can be absorbant, like sponge it soaks up liquid/water/paint etc. You can only use industrial strength glue's or CA/superglue. We have a tube glue that is used by DIY folks who work around the house called Bostick. It's smelly and stringy ( open the windows when using) and suggests that you put a coat on each surface, leave it for ten minutes and join the two parts, BUT it sticks like compact adhesive, in other words you have one chance only to stick the two parts together in the right place and it's imovable!

Resin casting is totally different to 'Moulding' plastic. Resin parts can be super thin/fine or thick and need a bit of filing down to get the right thickness and joint with another part. I started with 1/43 resin kits to get a feel of resin and it's capabilities, that was about 15 years ago. You can see from my picture above of the kit and you can see the wheel faces just out of the makers mould witha fine thin 'flash' that needs to be removed carefully so not to damage the parts, also with the wheels they have that 'flash' between the spokes, so taking a sharp scalpel/craft blake a long time to remove between the spokes, but time taken is very worth it!

Also having to make a chassis to work/fit  with a resin bodyshell, is also another matter, plastic would be the obviuos but finding a glue to suit both, could be CA or a type of household glue that DIYers use. It's trial and error.

One area I would look at is YouTube and type in what you want to know/see on film, there are a lot of tips on there.      

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:54 PM

Appreciate the info. I’m going to leave it on the back burner for now, maybe try some resin parts, first. 

Your car looks good btw  

Dave

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:05 AM

Thanks Dave, for your comments, yes start small and see how you get on.

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:54 PM

Have no fear !  I have seen the post !

Sorry it took me a bit to reply...... Life gets in the way.... Especially here !

I like the fact that you did your own paint job on this, rather than do the paint as seen on the box.

You need some pinstripes on there to break up all that Green. But that's just me.

A fine job all around ! My last "Resin" kit is  still in a landfill...... somewhere. Looking at what you have created, and a few others on this forum, I may try resin again sometime in the near future.

Dont worry about all the "Looker's" but no "poster's".... The right people "Get IT" !

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:55 AM

Thanks littletimmy for your comments and taking time to make them it is well appreciated!

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, November 17, 2017 2:32 AM

UPDATE! I've gone over all of the alluminium painted parts with my new Molotow Chrome Pen, rims, radiator grill, exhausts, rocker boxes and windscreen surround..........

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    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, November 20, 2017 1:12 AM

Well that certanly made it look good

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by kpnuts on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:10 AM

Its a smashing looking job youve done there, i like the green

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:19 AM

Love to see a better close up shot of the original parts.  Is this a Tom Daniels design?

I've built a bunch of Tom Daniels design kits - the are so fun and meh.... accurate :)  lol.

I love working with resin - you did a nice job.  Can't belive they tried the wire wheels in resin!

Fun and cool!

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