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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #15 on: March 2, 2006, 02:15 AM »
It's generally not a high quality product as far as resins go, so there's good reason to dislike it. ;) 

It's good to get your feet wet though, it's where a lot of folks get into this part of the hobby, but for me I was intro'd to smooth-on, and I've diversified from there so I learned about other aspects of casting, other products, etc...  Then I've just learned on my own through trial and error, read up on things when I can, gotten to know professionals and their uses and methods...

I don't know that you'll find the set useful or not Paul.  I know many have found that kit to be a cheap way to start though, and get a feel for what you're doing. 
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #16 on: March 2, 2006, 11:39 AM »
well said JJ,  its a good place to start.  I started with it.  I didnt like it, but it served its purposes as a stepping stone to bigger and better materials.

It will get you familiar with the process of making molds and casting parts..which is valuble experience.

As i stated, even thought its inteded for layer by layer, you can fill a mold box with it and let it dry for a couple days. It will work. My first coins were done that way, before i experimented with RTV.


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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #17 on: March 2, 2006, 12:39 PM »
Yah, I don't think I want to wait days for this stuff to harden. I think I'll follow as closely as possible your tutorial over at ironcow.
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #18 on: March 2, 2006, 04:53 PM »
Quote from: Glassman6

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Have you checked this out yet?[/url]

Glassman,

I use the same materials you do, but I've always used a block mold for heads -- how are you getting the thin layer on your head molds?  Are you brushing it on?

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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #19 on: March 2, 2006, 04:56 PM »
I don't want to speak for Glassman, but I can tell you that he's told me that he pours it on with a spoon.  I can tell you from personal experience (just doing it the last two weeks) that you can pour this on and gently remove any bubbles at the surface.  Its much easier than painting on latex (which I've also tried).

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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #20 on: March 3, 2006, 04:22 PM »
yeah tyk, i use a spoon. THe same spoon you see in the first pic, after i stir, i use it to add the silicone to the head.

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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #21 on: March 3, 2006, 04:51 PM »
I bought a trail size of Smooth-sil 920 and Smooth-cast 60D from Smooth-On. I should be set to make one part molds for the twins.
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #22 on: March 4, 2006, 03:55 AM »
Thanks Glassman,

And Glass's tutorial is pretty perfect with pictures too, so that's a great link to have handy to keep you going...  Definitely helpful to casting if you've never done it.  Very visually explainable which can really help.
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #23 on: March 7, 2006, 07:24 PM »
I got my silcone and plastic today in the mail. Very quick turn around from smooth-on. They told me about a distributor of theirs in North Hollywood so next time I can get it next day. Three days isn't bad though. Now I just got to wait for the twins to show up from jedijaybird. I should be casting this saturday. ;D
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #24 on: March 8, 2006, 06:58 PM »
practice with it tonight!!! 

It will probably take a few trys to get used to it.
Work time, cure time durability....

Good Luck!

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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #25 on: March 8, 2006, 07:04 PM »
practice with it tonight!!! 

It will probably take a few trys to get used to it.
Work time, cure time durability....

Good Luck!

I'll echo this completely.  I've scraped more molds that I've salvaged and I'd practiced a little with Latex before getting my hands on the silicon.  I still need lots more work!

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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2006, 05:16 PM »
Has anyone heard from jedijaybird recently? I'm still waiting for the twins to come from him.
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip - Twins request
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2006, 11:24 AM »
Well, it seems jedijaybird is ignoring my PMs and emails about sending the twins to me for casting. I know he is here since he posts everywhere on this board daily. I just don't understand why he won't respond to me. Anyway, its been two weeks since he said he would send them out for casting.

So does anyone have a set of the twins that I can cast for everybody? I know there is lot of interest in getting these things casted but I just don't understand why jedijaybird won't respond.
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip - Twins request
« Reply #28 on: April 5, 2006, 02:25 PM »
I can let you use my extra twin I have in my fodder pile.  They are both the same, so one should do I think.  Just let me have it back when your done.  :)
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Re: Casting of the Twins - wip
« Reply #29 on: April 6, 2006, 10:01 AM »
Thanks RollaJedi for the offer. The twin is taken care of. I need to post some updates to this thread soon.
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