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Glengarry520 Jul 2016 7:40 p.m. PST

I just received a batch of my first resin figures, really nice Fireforge Russian Urban militia, and I was wondering about putting them together. I usually use knife and file for flashing, is that okay with resin? Also, what glue dose one use with resin? Will plastic glue do?

McWong7320 Jul 2016 8:11 p.m. PST

Use a CA gel glue for resin.
Filing is hit an miss, I prefer a knife. It really depends on the quality of the resin.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2016 8:32 p.m. PST

Agree with CA gel. Read about precautions required when working with resin. For example, wear a dust mask if filing, sanding resin.

Glengarry521 Jul 2016 2:51 a.m. PST


skipper John Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2016 5:22 a.m. PST

And the "CA" in CA gel stands for what??

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2016 6:16 a.m. PST


Originally developed for use in clear plastic gunsights in WWII but subsequently it was realized it was a much better adhesive

VVV reply21 Jul 2016 7:33 a.m. PST

Resin is not going to melt together. So you are going to need a physical glue to hold it together. 2 part epoxy glue would be my suggestion.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2016 3:10 p.m. PST

CA is best for tiny bits.

5 minute 2 part epoxy glue is better for large parts. It also works well to fill in mold imperfections.

These guys make both and are sold at your local hobby shop.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Warlord22 Jul 2016 2:22 p.m. PST

It has been my experience that CA (instant glue) works on resin models best.

Scrape the areas to be glued carefully with an hobby knife to "open up" the resin (it will also remove any release agents) Once glue is applied attach your parts quickly.

You will find that it will make a better bond that way.

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