Randy Cooper Hammerhead Corvette cruiser *WIP*

Muzza

Sr Member
With all the 3D printing I have been doing lately it is time to take it easy and knock out a resin kit for a little fun.
In my stash I had one of Randy Coopers Hammerhead Corvette ships, and having a few days off work with the flu I decided to start cleaning up the parts for the ship.
It was less than one hour and my wife could not believe I had it almost assembled sitting on the kitchen work top.

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This is a easy kit to light as well only one in the cockpit and 4 for the engines. I have seen VoodooFX has a lighting kit for it I might just have to have a look into it.
 

Muzza

Sr Member
Here is a tip for all those people how have not worked with resin kits.
Some kits will come with parts all molded together.
The best way of removing the parts to work with dust free is to drop the sheet into a dish and add some boiling water onto it.

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When the resin is warm through and is malleable just use a pair if scissors and cut out the parts. No mess no dust.
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You will need to sand the backs off the part you can use some 80 grit water proof paper, using water when sanding will reduce the dust as well.
 

JediMichael

Master Member
Never have built a resin kit before, but, if I ever end up doing so, I'll have to remember this cool sounding trick.
Love the stuff I've learned here.
Probably more useful stuff than all those years at school.
 

Muzza

Sr Member
thats actually a really useful tip - thanks mate. Don't you get concerned that the parts go out of shape though?
You can use hot water to get it back into shape the parts I have cut out are flat so it is easy you just put a piece of cloth and place a weight on it to flatten it. Resin does have a memory and usually will form back to its original shape.
 

Muzza

Sr Member
Here is another tip when building a resin kit.
There will come a time and all suppliers do it even the best with huge industrial machines to safe guard there final product from air bubbles in the resin.
Here is a easy way to fill in the holes with out using any putty and clean up is so easy.

here a part they have a few holes that I have identified.
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Next get a drill and a piece of styrene rod the same size, I have used 2.5mm
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Next drill out the air bubbles with the drill, you don't have to make it very deep just 2 to 3mm
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Then get the styrene rod dip the end into some super glue then push the rod into the hole.
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Using your nippers cut the styrene rod just proud of the part by 2-3mm




Leave it for about 10 minutes so the glue fully dry's then using you exacto knife trim the styrene down flush with the resin piece.
You can finish it up with a sanding stick.

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You will find this much easier that trying to fill the hole with putty. Plus if you don't get to sand the styrene don it will just add to the detail of the kit. It is better to have raised part than a hole.
 

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