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Thanks to all the responses. I tend to agree with mtomczek... drilling through is the most accurate. But more tedious as you would have to fill up the hole on the surface side. I guess in the end, it's a combination of methods depending on the part that you are trying to pin.

Thanks again!

Just a real quick question. I've noticed on the "other" forum that you are hunting for a 1/35 G-System Ex-S, and yet you are asking how to pin resin kits?

From my experience (I've built a bunch of g-system kits/resin kits) you may want to try something else before trying to tackle the Ex-S. Its a massive kit that requires a ton of work, and alot of space to display it.

I am not saying you shouldn't buy it, cause honestly its your money and you can do whatever you want with it.

I would only recommend trying some smaller kits first. The amount of paint required for that Ex-S alone is at least a few kits to practice on. I am betting you will need probably about $150 - $250 worth of paint to finish that thing. Thats not even including clear coat, or anything else.

I must have absolutely confused you with these posts. I am not a new modeller. Have been for 22 years. I have built various kits and various materials, including resins. In fact, this would be my 4th G-system kit. I have been looking for the 1/35 EX-S for a couple of years after repeatedly missing G-sys's productions... So I am really elated that I found it.

As for the pinning question, you know, the funny thing is, I have NEVER pinned my models. So when I browsed through this forum and found several mention of pinning, it got me interested, and seriously would be a good step to follow. You must also have found out that I asked the exact same question in the "other" forum. :P

So I hope I have clarified your doubts, and really, thanks for always looking out for over-zealous new modellers buying gigantic kits! : )

Thanks. That looks like a good method. Will try it out.

Hi, I would like to find out the various methods modellers here use to pin resin kits during their pre-building. I have searched these forums and all I can find was a suggestion to add a drop of paint on one piece to align the drill holes.

Is there any other way to ensure that the pinning is accurate?


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Great site! Lots of good info, tips, and real-world experience! It's now one of my favourite links!  :D

Not sure of any of you tried this, but it has worked for me for many years:

Laundry Detergent. Soak all my resin parts in a tub of warm water with a generous amount of detergent powder, scrub them with a soft toothbrush, and leave it overnight.

Then its a VERY good rinse (you don't want residue detergent after the parts are dried) with running water. For added insurance, I toothbrush the parts again as I rinse. Leave to air-dry, and not a single spot of mold-release will be left.

Incidentally, if I screw up an acrylic paint job for a part, the same method removes the paint, but leaves the primer intact perfectly.

Hope this helps!

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