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Offline Master_Phruby

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Re: What's cook'n? - wip
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2006, 09:48 AM »
Why do people insist on ruining jello with vegetables? My mom does that and its the most disgusting thing in the world. I'm sure this idea is responsible for most of the strife in the world today.

Anyway, yes this is my first two part mold. The nice thing is as long as the details come decently thru, I don't care how well the cast holds up. I'll just be cutting it up anyway and patching were I need to. It should be cool however to have a gummy bear looking commando armor.
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Re: What's cook'n? - wip
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2006, 10:16 AM »
why did yours fail kit?  what happened?
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Re: What's cook'n? - wip
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2006, 05:28 PM »
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My mom does that and its the most disgusting thing in the world.

Amen!  My mom, and all of my female in-laws do that, and it never gets eaten.

You should get different pigment colors so you can have a Gummy Bear Microman Republic Commando squad!

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Re: What's cook'n? - wip
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2006, 05:36 PM »
Looking good so far Phruby. I can't wait to see the finished version. You and Greg make some fantastic Microman customs.

Hmmmm... I wonder if it would actually be possible to cast a figure in Jello.... :P
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Re: What's cook'n? - wip
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2006, 09:37 PM »
Can't Wait to See the End Results man.

One Sugestion, Turn the Helmet 90 Degrees Face Up or Face Down So that the Mold Seem Doesn't Bisect the Face Plate.

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Re: What's cook'n? - wip
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2006, 10:29 PM »
Darn. Your right about the faceplate. I wish I though of that. I hope it doesn't turn out too bad.
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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2006, 12:11 AM »
Ok. I got the upper part of the mold made and casted my pieces. To make the upper mold, I removed the locking marbles and covered the entire surface with a lite coat of Vaseline. I mixed up the silicone and poured it in. I just barely lucked out because the torso was thickest piece to cast. The silicone barely covered it.




The first time thru I didn't mix A&B casting plastic in enough of the correct proportion so half the part came out a little mushie.

I re-casted them again. This time, I made sure A&B were well mixed together before I poured into the upper mold. Then I poured it into the bottom mold and waited a minute for the plastic to start set. Then I put both pieces together and locked them with the marble holes I made originally.

After waiting about a half hour, I opened the mold. As you can see the pieces are stuck together with extra plastic. I used strong scissors to cut the pieces the apart and sanded them with my dremel.



Here are the new casted pieces next to their original.



Now I've got to prime the pieces white. After than I will start removing the armor from the casted plastic with my dremel. The primed white will make it easier to see what I am cutting.
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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2006, 03:48 AM »
Instead of priming parts after casting, you should try some of the pigments that Micro-mark offers.  I got the blue and the cast parts look much nicer than the funky amber color.  It only takes a tiny bit mixed in to achieve a solid color.


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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2006, 03:40 AM »
Jello should be vegetable-free. The middle east has been at war for centuries because one of the tribes of Israel brought Jello with celery in it to a potluck. Religion has just become a convenient excuse.

Phruby: This is an interesting way to make molds, I think I may borrow some of these ideas in the future.  Can't wait to see how your Commando comes out.

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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2006, 11:10 AM »
Yah, I wasted too much silcone on this. Now I have to buy more. That's the hardest part for me is figuring out how much I need and to get the portions right.
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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2006, 10:07 AM »
Looking good Phruby, One suggestion, while its nice to have all the pieces in one mold,
you should try 2 smaller ones.
One with arms and legs and the other one with torso head and weapon.
They would be easier to navigate and you can press them together better
and force out the excess resin, so you can remove the extra plastic film with
your finger and not need a dremel.


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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2006, 09:50 AM »
Good ideas Greg. I'll do that with the next mold. I went ahead a primed the parts last night and started cutting up the torso. I'm not thilled with the helmet. I may have to remold it. Ruprecht is right, I lost too much detail doing it that way.
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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2006, 10:27 AM »
Hopefully Phurby you'll be able to help me as I'm considering venturing into molding myself for some of my 1:1 scale projects.

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What do you do after this to get the second half of the mold?
Do you just pour the mold solution on top of this?
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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2006, 11:32 AM »
do you need to put vaseline all over the 1st half, even the figure you're casting, or just the silcone in the first half?
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Re: What's cook'n? - Microman Scorch wip
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2006, 01:42 PM »
Just the silicone.  But if you get some on the parts, it wont hurt, unless its a glob of vasiline, Cause when you pour silicone, it will make a mold of the glob on the part and you will have a deformed  piece.
Thats why i use qtips to spread the vasiline.