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Norrins27 Sep 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

Finally got around to painting some of my figures.

Star Trek



Star Trek The Next Generation



Romulans (Only half the box so far!)


Klingons (Only 2 out of 10 so far!)



The Klingons need lots of shades of grey!!!

XRaysVision27 Sep 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

So…I was looking at these on their site. What are they made of? How easy were they to paint. (BTW, the pictures didn't display…at least on this computer.)

Norrins27 Sep 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

The figures are made from resin and are very easy to paint. Lots of details that are beyond my painting ability – such as rank pins…

The pictures are displaying for me, but they're up on my blog here too – link

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Looking good! Keep us posted.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 6:31 a.m. PST

Wow, very nice!

PS. By the way, how big are those figures?

XRaysVision27 Sep 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

I was asking because I got totally burned by Alien vs. Predator KS those are also "resin" but are a soft slippery type of resin that is very susceptible to heat and is harder to make paint stick to than 1:72 vinyl figures. I ended up writing off nearly $400 USD on the KS fiasco.

Lesson learned.

I now know that there is more than one type of resin. There's the stuff I'm accustomed to seeing that is hard, sandable, and paintable and there is stuff that is softer and more slick than vinyl and, I assume, all the shades of gray in between.

So, what kind of resin are these figures?

XRaysVision27 Sep 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

P. S..

I moved over to my iPad and can see the pix now. I think what happened is that the pictures are are links to your blog.. Blogs are blocked on my work computer.

Norrins27 Sep 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

Check this thread for size comparisons – TMP link

Regarding the resin, it definitely is the softer variety and for me feels like Airfix model kit plastic.

M C MonkeyDew27 Sep 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

Very nice! Wish they made TOS Klingons. Never cottoned to the bone heads.


Norrins27 Sep 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

Apparently TOS Klingons are in the pipeline. Speaking to the guys at Colours the other week, in the next release will be a Borg boxset, TNG away team crew, Star Trek villains (Lore, Khan and the Borg Queen etc) and one other set.

M C MonkeyDew27 Sep 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Louie N Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Very nice

farnox27 Sep 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

Do they have a red shirt casualty figure?

bobspruster27 Sep 2017 4:13 p.m. PST

Where is Seven of Nine!?

David Johansen01 Oct 2017 9:11 p.m. PST

The thing about the Prodos resin is that it's hard to paint. I'm told autobody primer will do it, I usually use an acrylic primer and find that scrubbing the miniature with pinesol and rinsing it off with warm water helps but I find there are often patches of release agent that repel paint. Using thick primer helps but obscures the fine and soft details that look so nice before painting.

I wish Prodos would put out a handling guide. I like their resin in a lot of ways. I used to gently bounce my Nepharite off the table to demonstrate. It finally broke after maybe a dozen bounces but glued back together so nicely that there wasn't even a gap to repaint. But as has been noted, it's not fond of paint.

As for redshirt casualties, I think that would be a great use for miscasts. They should sell them in blisters as such.

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