I wanted to post a work in progress piece to illustrate what goes into the preparation and finishing of a miniature. I will post a part or two a day. Â This model was fairly simple but still time consuming. I use miniature files and a Bard Parker blade to clean up sprues and mold lines. Â I use a Dremel to drill holes and insert metal pins on the heavier parts of the model and use two part epoxy and cyanoacrylate for gluing. Â Two part epoxy putty is used to fill gaps and sculpt any parts that may be incomplete in the cast. Â The epoxies are let to set at least 12 hours before handling.