Stalker6recon Posted April 10, 2019 Share Posted April 10, 2019 Hello all, I have been combing the forums looking for info on how to work with resin and PE, but the search results come back with everything but the info I am looking for. Not sure if my terms are proper, or I am using the wrong method, but I am still new and have a lot to learn. Anyway, for my first build in more than thirty years, I really challenged myself. I bought two OH-6's that I am converting via CMK resin, one as a gunship, the other with running boards to carry troops outside. The resin replaces the entire interior of the helicopters that come with the kit, and includes PE. Needless to say, I have never used either resin or PE before, they came after my time. I have also scoured the internet looking for info, but mostly found gundam stuff, what ever that is. Anyway, the resin parts are tiny and attached to a resin block, and before I go tearing into the resin with a chainsaw, I thought I would see if anyone could give me advice on what to use to remove the parts without damaging them. (is it me, or are resin parts even more fragile than their plastic counterparts, maybe it is the weight, or lack there of). I also have a nice set of resin nozzles and PE NASES II seats for my twin F-18F hasegawa kits. When I got those tiny seats that need to be folded up like origami, I knew that I need to buy a PE bending tool before even attempting to build those. Is there a good parts bender that won't break the bank, or recommedations? How about the proper tools to remove resin from those blocks? Can I use Tamiya etra thin cement to glue these parts, or does only CA work? I have a million and one questions, and those would undoubtedly lead to another three fold in follow ups, so be ready, I usually run full speed all the time. Thanks in advance, and I know that there are more questions regarding these new mediums, and I can probably create a whole new category of tips and tricks, all on my own. You guys have already been a major help and inspiration, I only hope that my vision and my skills can merge before I go toes up in the next ten or fifteen years, if I am lucky! Anthony Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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