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I purchased my first FW dreadnought, a Word bearers one with the TL lascannon and chainfist, and was curious on what to expect when i'm working with it. I've recently acquired a dremel kit with a multi-flex adapter for my 21st birthday, so i should be set up to work on the resin. I know to use a mask as resin dust is a bad thing to inhale, but any suggestions on cleaning, and possibly painting it? I was gonna use a red gore base-coat with a magenta ink, like outta the codex, but with a flow enhancer and maybe something else to make it apply smoother. Any suggestions? I hope this is in the right forum too, and that it shouldn't be in painting.
Hmmm for now this looks like it fits in the painting forum.
I'll move it, if anyone have any complains about this please PM me.
Anyway, about the resin dust. By all do means use a mask, that stuff is all but healthy!
But you said you wanted to paint the guy like the word bearers, go for a dark red tone...
Unfortunantly that's all I can say... never painted word bearers mysself.
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Mainly its a red gore base over black priming and undercoat, with a magenta ink. pick out details in chainmail and black, bleached bone ect for skulls and horns, tis be the color sceme for the word bearers. crimson and silver.
Resin is my specialty as we work with it all the time in WW2 and modern model making. Here is what you do....
First, cut off any excess parts. WEAR A MASK and a good one. Get a respirator type with the canisters on the side. You DO NOT want that stuff in your lungs.
Second, Wash it in the sink with mild detergent and then drop it in a pot that is already boiling with soapy water for 30 secs to a minute. This will release any other nasty release agents on the resin. then rinse it off well and let it cool. DO NOT OVER BOIL IT AS IT WILL WARP. If you dont feel good about boiling it, dont, just scrub the crap out of it with detergent. The stuff you wash your cloths with works great. OH YEAH, it helps if its liquid and not powder. :rolleyes:
Once dry, clean up any mold lines and things that ruin detail and then primer it! its as easy as that.
If you have large blocks of resin that protrude from your model, take the time and care to slowly remove it with a dremel or hand tool of some kind. Even a good sharp Exacto-knife works well, BUT take care not to cut yourself!!!!
WHen ayou are finished, it is VERY IMPORTANT to clean up all that resin dust. Use a shop-vac to suck up all the dust. Make sure you work in an area that you can clean easily!!! Thats it!