Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

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    Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

    Post  clioguy on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:12 pm

    Hi guys,

    While I'm waiting for the undercoat to dry on the Aermacchi and Wildcat, I was going to start work on the Mirage F1. First thing to do is the cokpit which is Neomega resin. How do I remove the parts from the casting blocks? See below:



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    Re: Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

    Post  AdriaN on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:19 pm

    I think your supposed to use those saw shaped blades. An ordinary blade with teeth.

    I never used them and i dont have lol!



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    Re: Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

    Post  iCocker on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:39 pm

    Adrain suggested well, if it is thin and squarish a blade or a side cutter can do the job aswell ... on thick plugs a saw or dremel tool are the best solution, always wear a mask to avoid the dangerous dust particles ...

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    Resin casting blocks...

    Post  Dottore on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:34 pm

    I tend to use a dremel with disc cutter...BUT you'll spread gazillions of resin particles everywhere and i mean everywhere...

    Those plugs seem pretty thin...I suggest using the back of a blade (ordinary sclapel blade will suffice) to score both sides close to the resin item and then snap off....easy!

    Hope this helps...

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    Re: Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

    Post  Ray on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:47 pm

    Since it is not STEEL, I always use a small modelling hacksaw Shocked

    It is the safest process IMHO as a dremel yes would spread gazillions of resin particles everywhere pale & I've had resin pieces SNAP right thru the good parts when I tried the shortcut & used a side cutter on thick lugs Sad so be careful Embarassed

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    Re: Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:16 am

    AdriaN wrote:I think your supposed to use those saw shaped blades. An ordinary blade with teeth.

    I never used them and i dont have lol!



    RAZOR SAW! Thats the proper name for it cheers Xacto have

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    Re: Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

    Post  alexbb on Tue May 10, 2011 1:45 pm

    take it from me
    do not try to break away the part
    score deeply on both sides and snap block away. usually the casting block on good resin kits is only thinly attached to the model part so with some @#$$%%^^&&&** you will get there.

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    Re: Removing Resin Parts from their casting block

    Post  Aldo on Thu May 12, 2011 9:15 am

    Dunc, I tend to agree with Alex, or at least that is how I normally separate the resin which is on normal sized gates.

    Sometimes, the gates are however so thick that it is better to cut right through with a modelling saw a few mm away from the edge and then finish off with an electric circular sander. If you have these problems you can always use my workshop - it will take you a few minutes to clean up the pieces for use! The important thing is not to breathe in the dust as this is not recommended if you wish to see your first pension cheque in the future. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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