Merlin Models - IG-11 "Vengeance is Mine!" Resin Print (with Mando)

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skahtul

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Great printing I thought about a printer myself but thats when I become the printer, yep its called chocolate brown wit a touch of burgundy in it just experiment with these colors, Thanks for sharing super work will be watching this one,

Nice, thanks!
 

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skahtul

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I decided it was finally time to get my machined Aluminum Beskar painted up a bit and knock back the shine. I gave it a coat of primer and then black Tamiya paint. Then I just sanded down the outside with 400 grit sandpaper to get the surface detail back.

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skahtul

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All the parts have been printed, just need to get them primed up for painting. Also, Mando is getting pretty close. I pretty much finished him without any reference and just kind of did whatever I thought looked good. Once everything has cured I can get his chrome on.

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skahtul

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A few weeks back when I got my first shipment of Archive-X paints I was pretty excited to test them out and I thought the speeder bike would be a great first test.

If you are thinking of using this (or if you have and want to add please do) here a few tips. This is not the best paint for your first go with an airbrush, they are MUCH, MUCH less forgiving than Tamiya or the Alcald lacquers which are both my primary paints. It's not until today did I realize how nice Tamiya paint is and how easy it goes on and cleans up...

This paint is a different animal. It's very, very hard to get the correct ratio in order to spray it yet not have it come out watery. I can tell the only way this goes on is in thing coats. I am used to just laying down one maybe two coats of the Tamiya, this paint is 5 or 6 or 7 to really get it on and cover everything. It also does not bush that well, at least in my experience so far, again, many coats.

However, if you are willing to put in the time they do lay down amazingly flat and smooth like nothing I have ever used. It will take some getting used to for sure but I wanted to share my experience so far, I am sure as I test and figure them out I will get more adept at their use.

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skahtul

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I swear, it's like someone does not want me to finish this build!!! First I drop it and shatter the side, now the front part did not glue in straight and so I tried to pull it out and the entire front pulled out. I had to use a bit of debonder to get the super glue off and of course, that stuff is a crazy paint stripper! Of course, this happened right after everything was dry brushed and had the first round of weathering in place...

I will get it (another one is printing now), but I am a bit frustrated right now :mad:

I need to stop using super glue for these. Even though I have some of the 'slower' reacting superglues, it cures in literally less than a second with PLA and these Resins. I am going to swap out to E6000 everywhere I can. I tried Gorilla Glue but it did not seem to bond well to resin.

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Hagoth

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Bummer about the glue issues.

If it helps with alternative options I have been using Krazy Glue gel and it seems to be more forgiving time wise than the Loctite I also used. I have maybe 6-7 seconds of adjustment with PLA joins and then hold it in place for another 15-20 to let it set. Not sure how fast it reacts with resin. The bond is maybe not quite as strong as the more liquid and faster setting super glues but it works well enough for display models.

More practice with your new paints? :unsure: Not that I think you need it. The paint job looks great.

Didn't IG-11 wreak a couple storm troopers and one of their speeders? (Ranks as a best scene ever!)
So... new addition to the background of the display?
 

skahtul

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Bummer about the glue issues.

If it helps with alternative options I have been using Krazy Glue gel and it seems to be more forgiving time wise than the Loctite I also used. I have maybe 6-7 seconds of adjustment with PLA joins and then hold it in place for another 15-20 to let it set. Not sure how fast it reacts with resin. The bond is maybe not quite as strong as the more liquid and faster setting super glues but it works well enough for display models.

More practice with your new paints? :unsure: Not that I think you need it. The paint job looks great.

Didn't IG-11 wreak a couple storm troopers and one of their speeders? (Ranks as a best scene ever!)
So... new addition to the background of the display?

Yeah, once the swearing passes I just look at it as more practice with blending and painting :)

Nice, I will pick up some of that this weekend and give it a try. This brand I have just cures so fast, I have glued myself to several models already :)

Hum... a wrecked speeder bike, now that might be something to consider, good call!
 

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