Hi. I am a newbie

Hi. I am a newbie

Post by Tak M » Mon, 23 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Hello everybody.

        I am a newbie to both anime models and mailing list.  So please
forgive
me if I have posted a message here inappropriately.  If I did it right I
have a few questions I would like answered, if you guys want to.
        Ok...I have this resin model.  I'm not sure if they are really
resin at all.  The best I can tell you guys is that it's an Ah!  My
Goddess Urd.  She's supposed to be
in black, Chinese dress holding a feather fan.  The problem is that I've
seen Hobby
Japan connects the model's legs and arms to its body with thin metal
wires.  I
saw that in the background they have a drill on the table.  Does it mean
I have to buy
a Dremel or hobby drill too?  Where can I find these thin wires?  Are
there any other
alternatives beside using wires?  Oh!  I've tried many different kinds of
plastic glues
or cement already.  They still won't stick.  I had even bought that
Tamiya All-Plastic
cement for $12.95.  It still won't stick!!!  I am not very sad that my
model is still lying
on my table unfinished for 7 months since.  :(
        Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated from a newbie.
:-)

                                                Tak

 
 
 

Hi. I am a newbie

Post by Darkflig » Mon, 23 Sep 1996 04:00:00



  Oh!  I've tried many different kinds of

Quote:
>plastic glues
>or cement already.  They still won't stick.  I had even bought that
>Tamiya All-Plastic
>cement for $12.95.  It still won't stick!!!  I am not very sad that my
>model is still lying
>on my table unfinished for 7 months since.  :(
>    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated from a newbie.

Hint it's a resin kit not plastic. Try any type of glue like Super glue. If
you need a really stong hold try *** cement

Darkflight

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Hi. I am a newbie

Post by Valirianus La » Mon, 23 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hello everybody.

>         I am a newbie to both anime models and mailing list.  So please forgive
> me if I have posted a message here inappropriately.  If I did it right I
> have a few questions I would like answered, if you guys want to.
>         Ok...I have this resin model.  I'm not sure if they are really
> resin at all.  The best I can tell you guys is that it's an Ah!  My
> Goddess Urd.  She's supposed to be
> in black, Chinese dress holding a feather fan.  The problem is that I've
> seen Hobby Japan connects the model's legs and arms to its body with thin metal
> wires.  I  saw that in the background they have a drill on the table.

Looks like you do need help.

  Does it mean I have to buy a Dremel or hobby drill too?
        No.  You can use super glue or "hotstuff" glue to hold it together,
        but in most likely hood it will fall apart sooner or later, just don't move it.
        I've doe this with some kits or on parts of kits.
        As for "pegging" the kit together, do it only on parts that are weak or
        have to hold weight- like the legs to the body, the head, sometimes the arms.

        You don't need buy an expensive hobby drill.  A hobby hand drill is only $15US,
        and resin is easily drilled.  It's also safer, less errors.
        But a hobby drill is nice.

  Where can I find these thin wires?  Are

Quote:
> there any other alternatives beside using wires?   These wires can be found at any hobby store, they are cheap to buy,

        $.50 for 3 feet ain't too much.

  Oh!  I've tried many different kinds of plastic glues

Quote:
> or cement already.  They still won't stick.  I had even bought that
> Tamiya All-Plastic
> cement for $12.95.  It still won't stick!!!        Try the "hotstuff", and remember resin ain't plastic.

  I am not very sad that my model is still lying

Quote:
> on my table unfinished for 7 months since.  :(
>         Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated from a newbie.

Hope that helps.
Oh, you don't need to anounce you're a newbie.  Most people can
tell by the type of questions you ask.

VKLL

 
 
 

Hi. I am a newbie

Post by Lumrapt » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00


: Hello everybody.

:       Ok...I have this resin model.  I'm not sure if they are really
: resin at all.  The best I can tell you guys is that it's an Ah!  My

  Is the plastic solid?  Is the plastic white or gold in color?

: Goddess Urd.  She's supposed to be
: in black, Chinese dress holding a feather fan.  The problem is that I've
: seen Hobby
: Japan connects the model's legs and arms to its body with thin metal
: wires.  I
: saw that in the background they have a drill on the table.  Does it mean
: I have to buy
: a Dremel or hobby drill too?

   Most hobbyists use a "pin vise."  This is a small tool, about 4 inches
long made of metal. It is about 3/8 of an inch in diameter. One or both ends
have an adjustable "chuck" that is made to hold very tiny drills. You
turn the tool using your hand. It's slow, but it is a cheap way to drill
small holes. You could buy a dremel too and do it, but it's not nessesary
for drilling holes.

: Where can I find these thin wires?

"wires" is a word better used for something that conducts electricity.
"pins" is a better word.  A "pin" is short. You cut a pin from a piece of
"rod."

Use solid brass rod. It is easy to cut and is cheap. You can find brass rod
at hobby stores, model shops or toy train stores.

: alternatives beside using wires?  

I have tried using wood and plastic, but I think metal pins are best.

Oh!  I've tried many different kinds of
: plastic glues
: or cement already.  They still won't stick.  I had even bought that
: Tamiya All-Plastic
: cement for $12.95.  It still won't stick!!!

  The glues recommended for resin kits are cyanoacrylates(super glues) and
epoxies (5 minute kind).  I like to use epoxy putty for difficult parts
that do not match up well. I imagine the Tamiay All-Plastic cement was
intended for styrene.  If you have used super glue and have not had luck,
it is possible that the parts of the kit are not matching well and there
are gaps between the parts when you try to glue them. The parts must fit
perfectly for super glues to be effective.

-Lumraptor "_"

 
 
 

Hi. I am a newbie

Post by Britten » Tue, 08 Oct 1996 04:00:00


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<< : in black, Chinese dress holding a feather fan.  The
<< problem is that I've
<< : seen Hobby
<< : Japan connects the model's legs and arms to its body
<< with thin metal
<< : wires.  I
<< : saw that in the background they have a drill on the
<< table.  Does it mean
<< : I have to buy
<< : a Dremel or hobby drill too?
---------------------------------------------------------

If you're going to wire the arms and legs in, be CAREFUL to drill the
holes in the same spot on each matching surface.  The best way to do this
is to get a circle template, like the one artists and draftsmen use.
These usually have hash marks every quarter circle, so you can find the
center.

Find the circle closest in size to the end of the arm that fits to the
body and draw an X using the hash marks on the template.  You've now found
the center of the arm!  Now repeat for the shoulder joint, and you should
have the centers aligned.  Use your pen vise to drill a hole for the wire
at the centers, and everything should align nicely!


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