The resina has been used for many years in the art and crafting industries, however there is a very detailed difference between creating a model from resin and creating a real-life mold of the model. One is an art and the other is real. Both types are of the highest quality and it is difficult to find a better material.
Resin is a form of plastic and it is durable and hard wearing. It does not need to be painted, glazed or glossed over. Unlike vinyl and porcelain, resin models are very easy to cut, carve, shape and print as the surfaces are smooth and even. They can also be easily shaped to a certain extent and do not shrink, deform or change shape.
The key to making your resin model come to life is making sure the process is set up correctly and that the process you use works well. You will need to be confident of the end result and most importantly, you will need to take care of the material correctly. The best material will not only look great but feel amazing and be able to support any weight you put on it.
Having this quality in your product’s price will make all the difference. Most products require special care. If you are not confident that you will do the job properly, you are better off to choose a different process.
Making sure that you are using the correct tools for the project is essential. The right tool for the job can make a huge difference. Although resin is a very durable material, it should not be molded, cut or sanded with coarse tooling equipment as this can damage the material.
As with any chemical product, always check for proper directions and safety precautions before using any type of resin. This is especially true if you are planning to make a mold of your hand parts. A word of caution when using large air guns as they may cause injury to you and/or the resin.
Resins that are damaged by flying debris can have a drastic effect on the end product. An example would be when you paint a large cast model or any model where small pieces are going to come off. Resin can get hot metal can cause major damage to your product.
An example of this would be when you paint an aircraft cockpit that has big screw on the front of it. Although they may be a bit more expensive, your ability to be creative and make your own mold will cost you nothing. You could also use hot glue to transfer your hand mold to a different material like fiberboard before you begin the next steps.
Molding is an important process and you need to be very careful about the procedure. Use an epoxy material as this will help to prevent future moisture issues. Allow the material to dry prior to trying to cut or shape it and ensure you follow the directions on how long you should allow it to dry before attempting to move the product.
When cutting and shaping your resin, you want to be as consistent as possible and try to stick to the manufacturer’s recommendations. This ensures that the surface is tight and even, this also ensures that there is no build up on the surface. Once you have the right type of material, you can go ahead and paint it or glaze it depending on the preference.
When gluing your resin you will need to use a hot glue gun. Glazing is done with a low viscosity material and hot glue gun so you will have to take care of this process as well. Again, test out different glue guns to find one that has the right qualities.
There are a variety of ways you can create your resin. These methods include: glazing, cutting, molding, sculpting, gluing, melting and painting. There are a lot of choices but if you can create your own resin from scratch and still have it look perfect then you will be able to create an incredible model that will be the envy of all your friends.