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Offline Kit Fisto

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color of casts question
« on: April 24, 2006, 09:24 AM »
Hi,

I've started to learn how to cast a few days ago. And I have a few questions:

How do you guys change the colors of your casts? Do you use diffirent casting products? I use Smoot-Cast 300, and it's pure white.
Can you just mix some model paint in with the 2 components or do I have to buy special pigment for it?

Any help would be usefull.
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Re: color of casts question
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 09:41 AM »
There are two choices I use.  The first is to add pigment to the smooth cast (I usually add the pigment into part A before mixing it with part b so I have some control over the color).  The second option I use is to dye the piece with RIT dye AFTER it has cured.

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Re: color of casts question
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 10:46 AM »
this pigment you're talking about, is this something you buy especially for casting or just "some paint"?
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Re: color of casts question
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 11:02 AM »
The pigment is an oil base, NOT WATER BASE, pigmant.
Water and resin/plastic dont like each other, It will fiz and ruin your casts.

You can order pigment from Micro mark. They sell a set of 8 that you can mix
and like paint and get any color you want.

You can also try Oil base paint pigments. You can get them from Home Deopt, or a hardware store.
I used these for a bit before i tried Micro MArks.  HAvent gone back to the hardware store stuff since Micro Mark.

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Re: color of casts question
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 11:04 AM »
I buy my pigments from Pearl Art Supply -- they are specifically for casting and they are made by Cast'n craft.