I love the finish you've applied here - could you tell us a bit more about the finishing process? How long did this take to make?
I found another supplier in California that sold me a gallon of resin and 4-lbs of powder, which was 8-times more material, for less that I paid for the material I mentioned in the post about the owl. I also was able to use the gun I got from HarborFreight for under $10 that had a 1.4mm tip instead of having to buy a special gun with a 2.3mm tip. viewtopic.php?f=29&t=28299&hilit=owl
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It is a polyester resin and 325-mesh powder. I have done some small touch-up using fiberglass resin I got from Home Depot; however it was a little thicker and would require a styrene thinner (not acetone) if used with the spray gun.
You do need a digital scale that measures grams and metal strainer that I got from Amazon for around $12.
You will want to have everything ready, because once you put the hardener in you only have a 5 or 6 minutes to spray it and immediately clean your gun. Acetone is used for cleaning, but do not use it for thinner. It shouldn’t need thinning. Use the metal strainer when pouring the material in the gun. Have a plastic pan you can disassemble your gun and to pour the Acetone into. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR WRENCH AVAILALE TO TAKE THE GUN APART, it sets up fast.
I primed the wood first using a gray primer I got from Home Depot. (It was advised not to use an etching primer). Below is the mixing ratio. For the Pegasus, it took 200 grams of power and 64 grams of Resin. When I resprayed the wings after I repaired it (so it wasn’t flying backwards, ha ha) it took another 50 grams of power and 16 gram of resin. The model is 18" x 8" x 13".
After letting it cure for a few hours, you need to hand sand the resin scum. I used an 80 grit sanding sponge and then some steel wool. I also used a flexible metal brush (very lightly) in some hard to reach spots. You don’t want to be too severe because the material is very thin and you can sand through to the bare wood. Depending on the texture and curves of your model; you can go up 2000 grit sandpaper to make it shine more. So far I’ve stayed with using only the steel wool.
I'm still experimenting, but so far I like how the finish is coming out.