A little rant from time to time hasn't hurt anybody-right? And even if so, I have to shout it out into the world this time.
I HATE RESIN MODELS!
Why you ask me? Because I had the honour to assemble three Hydra conversion kits onto a new Chimera platform yesterday. I already had my fair share of Forgeworld models in the past and know about the warping and special treatment those models require but the Hydra kit is a darned cheek, if you will pardon the expression.
The barrels are so twisted that I honestly thought about replacing them with plastictubes. In defence of the kit I have to asy that the details are nice. Yes, true- but the kit doens't work together with the new Chimera kit anymore which can only be overcome by altering the rear floor section. After trying this with the first model I worked on, it still looked crap so I removed the rear floorsection altogether. I sure hope nobody turns the model upside down during gaming- at least you can't see the hole from above.
Getting to the glueing part: warped plating makes the glueing fun since the gaps are so big, that you need a ton of glue or putty to get it to fit. I couldn't get myself to accept this and heated the model up under warm water (like 60° celsius) until my fingers hurt and forced the resin into shape- looked good first but after 2 minutes it made a *crack* noise and off it went. Talk about tension...So screw this apporach.
I really hate it when I have imperfect models and just hope my customer can live with these. Anyhow, I called it a day and will continue with airbrushing today.
Thanks for listening... your's truly
22 hours ago