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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Lee Norman » Jan 5 '15
Hi Everyone,

Just thought I`d drop by and say hello as I`m a newbie. I`ve been building military models for a number of years and have now decided to venture outside my comfort zone into the realm of resin figures. My first is going to be Mary Jane Parker (pictured below) so any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Hi From Dagenham

SFMuk Admin » Jan 6 '15
Hi Lee and a very warm welcome to the site.  We may not be the busiest site on the web but hopefully you`ll find we are very friendly.


Nice to see you doing some figures.  Sure that one looks familiar for some reason (maybe someone else on here was doing it, but can`t recall who).


Pete (ellenbethsdad) is our resident figure expert, I dabble from time to time but certainly no expert, and sure he`ll be along to give you some good advice.  


But as it`s resin you`ll need to give it a good wash first to remove any residues and release agents and then pin the parts together with brass pins and a high quality adhesive (a fast setting 2 part epoxy is good as gives you a little time to get them in the right position).  I`d recommend using a good primer (Halfords is top notch as far as I`m concerned) to give you a base for the colours.  Next steps might depend on whether you`re an airbrush painter or a brush painter I guess. 


Looking forward to seeing your progress on this kit!


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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Gareth James » Jan 6 '15
Gonna quickly pull in before that figure modelling god Pete gets here.

 I`m relatively new to resin figures myself so I know it can be quite intimidating to start particularly after building plastic kits straight from the box. Take what you can from the Ellenbethsdad, Dean Eyre and the Alan `Budgie` Murray`s of the site- these boys are at the top of their game for a reason.Watch youtube how to video`s. You won`t find a particular one that suits you but you`ll soak them up like a sponge and some bits will stick.

Assemble the figure fully first and then paint it.  I`ve left arms, hands, accessories , etc off because I got worried about painting access later, don`t- you won`t get the same paint finish.

I`ll leave the rest to the more experienced folk.

Welcome aboard Lee.  


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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Ellenbethsdad » Jan 6 '15
Welcome aboard Lee and don`t listen to a word they say....modelling god my arse!
I`ve not build Mary Jane before but I know she`s sold by Ben over at FantasyRealms so you should have a pretty good quality cast with not too much prep work before you commit to paint. As Alun said the first thing you need to do is give the parts a good scrub to remove any mold release agents. The best thing to use is a degreaser and not just soapy water. There is nothing worse than getting to the end of painting a kit to find your paint rubbing off because it`s not sticking due to oils on the kit surface.
Take a look at this tutorial....

http://onesprueatatime.co.uk/video/view/4

It gives a nice overview on figure painting and although not the same subject matter will give you some good ideas. Are you using brush or airbrush?

My primer of choice is by Vallejo..... http://www.snmstuff.co.uk/vallejo-acrylic-polyurethane-primer-grey-200ml/ It`s a very light grey in colour and is an ideal base colour for the flesh areas and the red of the spidey shirt and blue of her denims will cover it really we`ll.

Hope to see plenty of in progress pics up on the site soon, any questions just ask, someone will be able to offer advice.

Pete


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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Lee Norman » Jan 7 '15
Hi Guys Thanks for the welcome. I will definately be looking for advice as I am way out of my comfort zone but I`ve always enjoyed a challenge. I`m still gathering all the all of the materials I need before I start and I`ve been studying loads of videos on Youtube.
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Ellenbethsdad » Jan 7 '15
Love to see some of your previous builds, got any pics to see?

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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Lee Norman » Jan 8 '15
Here`s a couple of pics, nothing spectacular though.
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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Lee Norman » Jan 17 '15
Hi guys,
Just received my first resin kit. Not the one I had planned to build because thanks to our great Royal Mail the original one was lost. But Benn at Fantasy Realms was great and replaced it with another kit and was more than helpful. So here she is.
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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Ellenbethsdad » Jan 17 '15
Nice kit, plenty of scope for interesting colour schemes there.<br /><br />
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http://www.fantasyrealms.co.uk/chaught-changing-1-8-scale-resin-model-kit/#PhotoSwipe1421527061703<br /><br />
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Any thoughts on how you are going to colour her?<br /><br />
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Re: Hi From Dagenham

Lee Norman » Jan 17 '15
No thoughts yet. But plenty of time to decide while I do the prep work. More pics to follow.
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