Friday, September 11, 2009

Resin Models

Last night I posted some photos of some new Paul Heiser Models. I know that many people don't like to buy resin kits because they think they are too hard. Resin models can be difficult, but they don't have to be hard to build.

Paul Heiser Models are very easy to build. Typically they have very few parts, that only require a small amount of clean up and they are then easily put together. I use an X-Acto knife to trim away the flash. Then I use a sanding stick to clean up mold lines and to scruff up the surfaces that need to be glued.

I use a two part, five minute epoxy to glue Paul Heiser Models. Some small parts get glued together with gap filling Superglue. Hatches, detail parts, like shovels, gas cans and such are easily glued on with Superglues. The epoxy is best for the larger parts, like gluing tracks to the hull of a tank. All the same model tools that are used on styrene models can be used on resin models so you don't need new tools. The same paints work on resin models too. Look up Fidelis Models on line and buy a Paul Heiser Models resin kit, they are very nice.

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