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 Post subject: making resin casts
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:21 pm 
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I want to have a go at casting resin base (custom WOTR movement trays)
WHAT SITES ARE GOOD FOR STEP BY STEP


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Is this a question or a statement.

Good luck either way

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Gratuitous self promotion, something i excel at of late

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agentmolar wrote:
Gratuitous self promotion, something i excel at of late

http://forum-of-doom.com/index.php?topic=4778.0


PURFECT just the site i needed THX


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I have to ask: where do you get those marvellous toys? Casting a few things in resin would certainly be handy for random bits. And i i can mass produce some basing stuff, it would be a lot easier than making each individul one. Oh! I just had a good idea for demons :)

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check out barnes prodcts, in newtown near the golden camels dinner


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This place was a bit cheaper then barnes online,

http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/catalogue/

Postage from barnes for a recent order I ran through but cancelled was $20 or so, without a aerosol can that has to be sent through a courier

Through AMC it was $18 with an aerosol can. So was pretty happy. Usually save a few dollars on each product.

I followed agent molars guide, but used ultrasil instead of pinkysil and there are no airbubbles at all, although there is a 6hr drying time. I used easycast resin for the cast, and found the working time to be ok, and I had no visible air bubbles from it so am really happy. Only thing I should have got was a bigger package of the silicone because now I have all of these ideas going through my head.


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Ultrasil is quite nice, i was using pinkysil for faster prototyping. The slower silicones are much nicer in general, and allow for better detailing ive found.

Ive got a really nice one I can cast low temp metal in im dying to try it on. I just need to get a metal casting kit, and something worthy of being cast in metal ( not recasting thank you very much)

Im more of a fan of procast than easy cast. The easy cast seems a tad flexible , although it could be the ratios i used. Pro cast takes longer to set, but gives a very nice hard resin finish.


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I used easy cast, and did not have one single air bubble in the bases I have been casting up. I found that you still had a decent enough working time with smaller batches.

Want to give procast a shot when I set up two piece moulds, which I feel I am confident enough to do now, just want to get a pressure pot and air compressor so I can do some high quality stuff. Want to make pieces to convert cadians into Skiitari.


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 Post subject: Re: making resin casts
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:36 pm 
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Search Resin Addict... Mangozac will help you out there mate.


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 Post subject: Re: making resin casts
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I use ultrasil for masters, and easycast for my bits and pieces.

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