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Offline VF/501

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I can start Casting today!!!
« on: July 2, 2006, 09:47 PM »
Just got some casting supplies to practice with from the local hobby shop. ;D 
I am gonna practice with a cheap Epoxy Resin and Laytex from Castin' Craft  before I move onto the stuff from smoothon.com, which I will be getting later on.

For those who are interested, I will be making casts of my Parjai (Fox) helmet - My  own sculpt which will be seen within the next two weeks on the boards, the speederbike clone head and the TSC Carb Han neck post (read:no evo or gunner heads :-[).  The casts will probaly be clear first, then I 'll try it with pigments.

Thanks to Glassman for the great tutorial on casting hollow helmets, and to Delaton at ffurg, Bantha5, Smartypants, and Master Phurby for showing how valuable the skill of Casting is to customizing.

PS: I know you guys are probably sick of clones, but I came to the boards way after in the clonerush of 05' so please give me a brake, plus I do more than clones okay. :)
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Re: I can start Casting today!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 2, 2006, 10:17 PM »
Good luck with these projects.  I tried to "cut my teeth" with Castin Craft resins and didn't have much luck.  I could never get the proportions correct with the Resin and catalyst.  I much prefer the 2 part A:B resins where you use equal portions.  Good luck and have fun!

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Re: I can start Casting today!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 2, 2006, 10:40 PM »
I am using the Epoxy, not the polyester resin.  The epoxy resin mixes in the 1:1 ratio and is a clear resin.
Easier to use than the polyester but takes longer, upto 72 hours for full cure :o.  Still makes for good practice though.
Palpatine:Lord Vader
Vader:Master, my suit chafes
Palps:Do you use Darkside
Vader:Yes master
Palps:In time you will learn the true power of the darkside
Vader:Which is
To stop chafing in clothes

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Re: I can start Casting today!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 2, 2006, 11:05 PM »
I am using the Epoxy, not the polyester resin.  The epoxy resin mixes in the 1:1 ratio and is a clear resin.
Easier to use than the polyester but takes longer, upto 72 hours for full cure :o.  Still makes for good practice though.

Cool, I haven't heard of this stuff.  Sounds good for practice.

Brent

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Re: I can start Casting today!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 3, 2006, 09:24 AM »
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