>My computer bombed out in the middle of my comment. oops. Anyways I am
>interested in purchasing this model from HLJ, but I've never done a resin-kit
>model. How different is it from a regular plastic model(not quality, just
>assembly). The pictures I've seen on this thing make me drool. MMmm 1/48
Well, you typically have to use superglue instead of a normal plastic
cement, which can be tricky, and you often have to drill tiny holes and such,
but that's more an issue of patience and finding the right sized bit than any
great amount of skill. In general, the molds themselves tend to be of higher
quality, so less sanding, filing, and puttying is necessary, though there will
obviously be some need for that on the VF. Oh, and you definitely have to
wash all the pieces before you paint, as the releasing agents used to remove
parts from the molds sometimes interfere with paint adhesion. Then again,
it's good practice to wash any model parts before painting, plastic too.
Overall, I like working in resin better - I find it's easier to cut through
with precision and it doesn't take long for the glue to dry ;)
- Vermilion, whose only real gripe about resin is the price.