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Re: Anycubic Skin resin and n scale people
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2019, 08:13:00 AM »
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I’ve got a much better, read truer, color photo of the little people experiment.

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Re: Anycubic Skin resin and n scale people
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2019, 04:15:17 PM »
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Color is better (for Caucasian skin) but the resin still looks waxy and translucent.  I suspect that on larger size figures with larger cor0ss-section the resin would have more opaque skin-like look, but with such small figures, it didn't quite do it.  At least that's what it looks tome.

Still, I don't see this as a problem - the skin can be painted too. After all, Preiser molds their figures from white plastic, then everything gets painted.
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Re: Anycubic Skin resin and n scale people
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2019, 10:16:23 PM »
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True Peteski the waxy-ness is the Flex 100 I added so the lil people weren’t so brittle. It actually works pretty well.
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Re: Anycubic Skin resin and n scale people
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2019, 01:45:36 AM »
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True Peteski the waxy-ness is the Flex 100 I added so the lil people weren’t so brittle. It actually works pretty well.

I bought some of that but haven't tried it yet.  Did you use that with Anycubic resin or with Monocure's? 

I was thinking of trying 20% to start and figured I should use their resin at least until I knew what to expect. 8)
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Re: Anycubic Skin resin and n scale people
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2019, 08:15:59 AM »
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I mixed it by volume to the tune of about 20%. It still breaks but isn’t as brittle. It makes the base resin very smelly however. In fact the flex 100 is the smelliest resin I have used to date. So you’ve been warned. Also the normal resin smells don’t bug me-so there is your comparison.

I need to experiment with it more. Good luck with your tests Mark let us know how it goes.
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Re: Anycubic Skin resin and n scale people
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2019, 12:05:32 PM »
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I mixed it by volume to the tune of about 20%. It still breaks but isn’t as brittle. It makes the base resin very smelly however. In fact the flex 100 is the smelliest resin I have used to date. So you’ve been warned. Also the normal resin smells don’t bug me-so there is your comparison.

I need to experiment with it more. Good luck with your tests Mark let us know how it goes.

It's likely to be a little while because the parts I'm doing in the near future don't need the flexibility or even shock resistance that I would be hoping for in the flex mix.  The standard resin has proven to have better characteristics than I was concerned it would have, based on early reading.  The need as I envision it would be for parts like the people, some snap in parts, or maybe some fine details on some models.   The concern for fine details would be the printability with a more flexible resin but the process has already surprised me in other areas.

But again, did you use Monocure's resin as a base or just add the 100 to Anycubic resin.  I ask because while I suspect they would work together there may be subtleties that matter.   :|
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