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#1 itsadaytona


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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:05 PM

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First, whats the difference between resin models and the regular old models from Revel and AMT? Now Ive seen resin bodies for sale all over the place, but are their complete kits, or am I on my own with the chasis and such?


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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:59 PM

Resin is a plastic like material similar to epoxy (2 liquids that react and solidify when mixed). Resin parts are made using silicone molds instead of high pressure presses. The advantage to resin is a "normal" person can create molds and produce parts which means you see stuff the model companies will probably never make kits of.

It is similar to plastic but is not the same and does requires some special techniques, different glue etc.

You can buy full resin kits that include everything you need, to individual parts like a hood or grill to make a kit into something different. You will frequently see resin bodies that are intended to be used with plastic kit, these are often a different body style (2 door to 4 door, hardtop to convertable etc) a different year, or a similar but different model of the car (like a Chevrolet Nova to a Buick Apollo).