What is Gundam resin conversion?
Most Gundam model kits are comprised of plastic parts that are produced on a large scale using steel molds. But our Gundam resin/conversion kits are made with vastly different production methods. Using silicone molds these are made out of resin instead of injection polystyrene.
Why are resin kits so expensive?
Resin is a two part chemical that is mixed together and poured into a rubber mold. the two chemicals cause a reaction, the resin heats up and hardens. All that’s really needed is are a few mold making materials, the resin and a good craftsman to cast resin kits. But the limited production runs make them a bit pricey.
What are Gundam models made of?
The name Gunpla derives from the phrase “Gundam plastic model,” most kits being made of plastic. Bandai sold over 100 million Gundam plastic model units between 1980 and 1984, and over 300 million units by May 1999.
What are Gundam model kits made of?
Do you wash Gundam runners?
Wash the parts off with hot water only and hang to dry for 24 hours. While this method removes more mold release in a much shorter time, some parts may require 2-3 soakings to do so. Take your newly cleaned and dried parts and apply stickers, decals, or paint primer as desired.
Is resin casting expensive?
Plastic resin molds usually cost less than $10 each. (Many for under $5!) If or when you damage a mold, you’re usually not out a lot of money to replace it.
Why are Gundam kits so expensive?
Expensive is a relative term. Key takeaway is that Bandai owns Gundam so they don’t have to deal with licensing fees. This allows them to keep gundam kits on shelves much longer than anime figures and lego sets. The RX-78–2 ver ka kit is from 2002 and you can still buy it at retail.
What kind of plastic are Gundam models made of?
The Gundam model kit is made by which type of plastics? – Quora. Most likely GPPS (General Purpose PolyStyrene) for translucent to opaque plastic. It is also the most common injection molding polymer in use. High impact polystyrene (HIPS) or polycarbonate are used for transparent plastic parts.