If you’re new to working with resin, check out our previous blog which provide some general advice for the cleaning and assembly of resin miniatures. Once you’ve had a read through that article, continue to see how to assemble Twiggy!
A final resin production piece was used to create this guide. Always dry fit your pieces before trying to glue them, to ensure a good fit!
Step 1 - Cleaning Up the Miniature
Before you start putting on glue on the pieces of your Twiggy miniature we recommend going over the miniature with a sharp exacto knife, cutters and some files to clean up any excess material left from the casting process. Where possible always cut away from yourself, and take your time. You can always remove more material if needed, but it’s much harder to put it back! If you’re a youngster be sure to get assistance from an adult when handling sharp objects!
Step 2 – Dry Fitting
With all the pieces of the miniature cleaned up and prepped for assembly it’s time to dry fit the pieces to ensure everything fits as it should. The only part we need to dry fit here is the dagger which needs attaching to Twiggy’s side. Remember, don’t use any glue when dry fitting!
Step 3 – Gluing Twiggy to Her Base and Attaching the Dagger
The order you choose to attach these pieces together with glue is entirely up to you. Some find it easier to glue all pieces of a miniature together and then fix a completed miniature to the base, while others prefer the opposite. When gluing Twiggy to her base it’s worth noting that you can apply the glue to either the base, or the bottom of Twiggy’s foot… the choice is yours!
Note that Twiggy’s feet may not line up perfectly with the cut outs on the base, no need to worry! We can fix this when basing which is covered in step 5 of the painting guide below! With that complete, we’re all done!
With assembly complete, you’re ready to move on to priming your miniature. For some handy tips, you can check out our guide on priming. Once your miniature is primed, you’re ready to move onto the stage where the real fun begins… painting!