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This is a resin printed omni. The lid opens and closes. The dials and plunger are not functional. There are no electronics. It comes unpainted.
3d printed models are made from resin, which is a plastic material. When it arrives to you it will need to be sanded, painted and assembled.
Please note this kit has the option of embossed 3d printed globes that you paint yourself or smooth top globe inserts and water slide decals.
Sand surface of model parts lightly to flatten residual 3d supports and layer lines. Sanding in the underside of the lids in light circles will take time.
Buff surface with 00 Steel wool
Clean and dry surface with IPA or degreasing cleaner.
Apply a small drop of glue to the hole in the center of the globe housing and insert one magnet
Insert and tighten the 4 black screws halfway into the back of the body. This will allow for easier painting.
lightly spray gold paint the back of the body and underside of the lid. Make sure to not flood the paint. fan paint in light misting passes. Allow 20 min between coats to complete coverage. Do not handle for 24 hours to prevent smudging. Flip both parts over and paint the front side in the same light dusting pass method. Allow to fully cure 24 hours.
Lightly sand the edges then press carefully the red and green transparent color tiles in the indicator openings. The tiles must sit slightly lower than the body so the lid does not hit them when closing. Press them down gently, rocking them back and forth.
Place the lid on the body and line up the hinge holes. Use a small flat head screw driver to thread the lid hinge through the lid and body. The lid has holes for the lid hinge. It is best to grip the lid arm while turning the hinge bar. This will protect the lid arms from being over stress and possibly breaking.
Complete fastening the black screws into the back of the omni till flush.
As done before, glue the remaining magnets in the globe inserts. Make sure to check the polarity of the magnets so they attract to the omni body and not repel.
Paint all the globe inserts blue for the oceans. Allow to dry.
With a very fine detail brush paint the continents as seen in the above photos. Do not flood the paint, follow the tutorial video
Optional water slide decal globes. Paint the globe inserts with a white gloss paint. Make sure the surface is glossy smooth and cured for a day. Soak the globe decal in warm water until the decal begins to slide. Wet the globe insert surface with Micro SET
or water. Pick up the decal paper and place it above the globe insert. Slide the decal onto the globe insert and use a soft brush to smooth out the decal around the dome shape. For best results use Micro SOL
which is a decal softener. If you dont want to use micro set or micro sol, that is also okay, you will just need to keep the decal wet with water longer as you work out the wrinkles. It takes a delicate touch and lot of patients. Keep the decal wetted until all the wrinkles are gone. Once no more wrinkles are present, allow to dry overnight. Using a sanding block carefully sand on a down stroke the sides of the globe insert to remove the overlap decal paper. Spray the decal covered globe with acrylic clear coat or clear UV activated resin to protect the surface. Clear UV resin is prefered as when its exposed to sun light or UV light it will harden into a tough shell.
Use a small Philips head screwdriver to attach the stainless steel belt clip to the back.
Sandpaper 220 grit
00 steel wool
small slotted screw driver.
Small Philips head screw driver,
instant crazy glue gel. (for gluing magnets in place)
Testors 192152 blue gloss
Testors 1164 flat green vert mat
Testors 1167 flat tan Havane mat
small fine detail paint brush.
This prop replica is a static display item. For a full functional metal replica with turning dials, lights and sounds, please take a look at the Brass Voyagers omni coming soon.