Wonderfest Optimus Prime Resin Model Kit--any info?

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  1. TFPrime

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    So I just purchased this set on ebay..Got the guy to come down to a price I liked and all, and it's a set I've known about for awhile but never got to the price I wanted..Until now. But I wanted to know more about this guy..and searching online hasn't really come up with a damned thing. Now TFSource has it listed as a wonderfest item..but still nothing.
    The guy I bought it from had it as "Optimus prime Atalier Sai" but that didn't turn up anything..

    I understand it's a resin kit that needs to be assembled and painted..i've never worked with resin, so I'd like to learn more on that too..But was wondering if anyone has any actual info on this guy?
     

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    that's a pretty sweet looking kit- how much did it go for (ballpark)?
     
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    he wanted 235$ USD and 35$ shipping from UK, I got him to go 200$ USD shipped.
     
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    It's a great looking kit no doubt, but It's be much nicer if it came already pre-colored. :eek: 
     
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  7. TFPrime

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    Where's Scott when I need him..
     
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    Oh he'll be around soon :D 
    Atelier Sai started as a garage kit maker, but now a bigger corporation and works on 3DCG models and plastic kits (according to wikipedia) I can't link to their official page as it's quite NSFW :eek: 

    He was available at Wonderfestival in 2004 (I think).

    some pics here;
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    I'm still debating if I'll want to paint him..and how to go about it. Anyone ever work with Resin before?
     
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    I have some experience with resin. It takes paint pretty well (I've custom painted some resin cast heads). You just have to make sure to clean it properly, remove any flash with a hobby knife, and prime it properly.
     
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    Resin is great to work with, but it can be daunting if you haven't done it before.

    When you get your kit, wash it with warm water and soap. Get a toothbrush you can keep for this kind of stuff and make sure you clean all the parts really good. Then from there you can use hobby clippers or a hobby knife, or whatever you use to remove the parts from the sprues, and clean off mold flash.

    Resin is toxic, so don't breath in any of the dust that may come off of it when you're cutting parts and removing flash!
     
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    What's removing flash? and any particular soap to use?
     
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    Dish soap works pretty well. Basically, anything that can cut down oils from production. Do you know what flash is?
     
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    Do you know how Transformers have those sprue marks on the plastic? It's kind of like that, except you'll have excess material hanging off those areas. You remove it with a hobby knife, wet sanding, and light cleaning with a brush.
     
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    oh ok..yeah, I'll have to look into this stuff more..this sets too rare and hard to come by and expensive to chance screwing up.
     
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    This PDF here is a REALLY great read to prepare yourself to do resin kits. Resin is an awesome format for models, as it captures a ton of details that was only possible with metal parts, but without the weight of metal and the ease of customization like plastic. I hope everything goes okay with building your kit!

    http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Downloads/Product/PDF/R/resintips.pdf
     
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    Thanks man, much appreciative. Filled me in on a lot.
     
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    If there's anything in the instruction you want to read to clarify, hit me up.
     
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    yes thanks...i'll scan and send them to you? That work?
     

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