Does anyone have experience in resin model kits (Oberth Class)?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by daedalus5, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    England, UK
    I've long been a fan of the Oberth Class, so I bought the Warp model:

    I have sanded it down (took forever to do the bit in the long secondary hull where the warp engine pylons fit in!).

    However, I would like some advice on painting and gluing it together.

    My questions are:

    1. I have used warm soapy water. Do I really need to wip it with acetone?

    2. Do I need to use primer? If so, can I use the same acylic primer as normal plastic kits?

    3. Can I use normal Tamiya spray paints?

    4. Whats the best way to glue the 4 main parts together, i.e the saucer section, 2 warp drive pylons and secondary hull? I can see no easy way to clamp all 4 bits together. I am thinking of making some "chocks" up to balance it as best I can and to then hold in position with my hands for 15minutes. I sense great frustration will occur and it will all crumble away though. :(

    5. What glue to use? Can I use this stuff:

  2. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I've only done a little bit of work with resin, so hopefully someone will chime in with more info, but in my small experience, you can paint it like any model, but I don't think that plastic cement you linked to will work. I imagine it's for bonding styrene? But I can't tell for certain. I've always just used conventional CA on resin and it's worked out fine.

  3. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    You need special glue. Here's an excerpt from my 1/2 studio scale build on the topic:
    As for painting, I've only ever run it under water to rinse off the separation residue. Never needed primer. Paints easily, in general.