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Offline RollaJedi

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Plasti Dip???
« on: February 24, 2006, 05:04 PM »
Has anyone ever used 'Plasti Dip' to cast figures parts?  If so, what are the pros and cons on this versus using liquid resin?
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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006, 05:57 PM »
Hmmm... I've never really gone much beyond parts swaps and some really bad sculpting... Maybe Glassman can help here?

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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2006, 06:18 PM »
Smartypants asked this before on FFURG and lassman answered that the best answer would be to use a very soft plastic to cast with...If he finds this topic he'll give you all the details ...he really helped me to start casting...(even if my first few attempts didnt come out that great.)
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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2006, 06:21 PM »
You really shouldn't be casting anything with Plasti-Dip, IMO. This stuff is made to dip tools into, so you can coat the handle with a better gripping plastic layer. I once tried to dip a custom-made lightsaber (full size, not a 3-3/4" version)  into this crap, instead of trying to work out a better solution for a hand grip. It was ****. I ended up peeling it off a day later and throwing the can in the garbage.

Good luck if you go that route.

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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006, 08:15 PM »
No the question was here Joe. But anyway glass man said that this stuff isnt really what you want for a head or something, personaly I think it would make great helmets but I dunno. Why dont you try it out and let us know

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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2006, 05:05 PM »
No the question was here Joe.

Here's the old thread about the last time Plasti-Dip came up for casting...

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10521.msg187139#msg187139
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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2006, 05:20 PM »
Plasti-Dip! Oy, that brings back some memories!   :-X   ;D

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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2006, 08:43 PM »
Didn't need to read that :-X

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Re: Plasti Dip???
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2006, 09:32 PM »
You really shouldn't be casting anything with Plasti-Dip, IMO. This stuff is made to dip tools into, so you can coat the handle with a better gripping plastic layer. I once tried to dip a custom-made lightsaber (full size, not a 3-3/4" version)  into this crap, instead of trying to work out a better solution for a hand grip. It was ****. I ended up peeling it off a day later and throwing the can in the garbage.

Good luck if you go that route.


This is pretty much what i said over at scum.  I've used it for capes and coats, but it wont be good for casts. Its too thick to get into a mold, so it wont pick up all the details.  Secondly, its too flexible to be of any use. Parts wont snap together, they will just smoosh. And thats if you can get the plasti dip to form a peg.