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I just ordered my death guard dreadnought from forgeworld and as you all know, it is a resin model. I was just wondering if it needs to be assembled any differently than a regular pewter or plastic model and any preperations that should be taken before them.
Well, if it is a metal model, odds are you will be doing a lot of sanding and refiting, because Muti-metal pieces don't always fit properly.
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Resin is actually a different type of plastic. It will not melt with the normal polystyrene cement (plastic glue). You must use super glue or epoxy instead. Also, the plastic is more brittle than GW styrene, so be careful when working with it. The pieces may be warped, but you can soften them in hot water and hold them in shape until they cool. It is recommended that you don't breath in the dust from sanding resin, but the reality is its not really any more harmful than any other plastic dust you might breath in. Some people are allergic to epoxy resins, so best to avoid snorting up a line of resin dust.
Forgeworld has an article on working with resins HERE.
one thing you must do that lots of people miss out is before you put it together you have to wash every piece by soaking it in hot water and washing up liquid and then brushing it with a toothbrush.
This will remove the mold residue youll see it coming off as a milky liquid, you must do this otherwise paint will not stick to the model, apart from that just be careful because they are quite brittile and remember to use superglue.
In my opinion resins just plastic that doesnt stick with plastic glue. Also it takes alot of cleaning up and stuff theres loads of mould lines.
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I've assembled the Fw chaos warhound titan so I can tell you something about the resin they use.
First resin is as Wolfraider already points out that resin is more brittle than plastic,
best tooles to use are a fine saw, file and sandingpaper,
To glue it would us superglue and greenstuff to make it fit properly and to get a better joint,
I'm waiting for my Iw dreadnaught ( 2 of them ) and the vindicator
Show us a picture when it's done